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The Actual Testimony

Someone shouted “fire” in a crowded theater. That’s not protected free speech. See Schenck v. United States in 1919, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s opinion. He came up with that analogy. No one is allowed to create a panic. That’s dangerous. The case … Continue reading

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What We’re Talking About

We’ve all been in long arguments when both parties suddenly discover that they’re talking about entirely different things – your angry wife suddenly realizes you’re talking about Emma Goldman, not her mother. Use too many pronouns and that can happen … Continue reading

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