Eugene Volokh Tells KQED News What Constitutes Protected Free Speech

Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, was quoted on KQED, outlining the limits on curbing speech in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. San Francisco officials have attempted to cancel a potential white supremacist rally in the city, set to occur at the end of August. However, according to Volokh, these officials are on shaky legal ground. “You can’t have one rule for Black Lives Matter protesters, one rule for animal rights protesters and another rule for white supremacist protesters,” he explained.

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Volokh was also cited in USA Today, on the topic of when hate speech is protected.