November 7, 2016

In this episode, we interview UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh, whose article “The Freedom of Speech and Bad Purposes” is published in issue 63.5 of the UCLA Law Review. We discuss the merits and weaknesses of First Amendment purpose tests--legal tests that strip protection if a person speaks with bad motives or intentions--and we consider whether First Amendment protections should ever be contingent on the speaker's underlying purpose.

Professor Volokh's article, "The Freedom of Speech and Bad Purposes," is published in issue 63.5 of UCLA Law Review.  Click here for the article page.

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Dialectic: The Freedom of Speech and Bad Purposes with Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA L. Rev. (Nov. 7, 2016),

Production and Hosting by Lucy Williams
Production and Editing by Boris Mindzak

Music in the episode: Something Elated by Broke For Free licensed under CC BY 3.0 US

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