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Law professor laments erosion of free speech

Myriads of exceptions to free speech rights customized to promote harmonious societies are a threat in the Western world, argues Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University law professor.

Authorities are using four rationales for limiting speech: speech is blasphemous; speech is hateful; speech is discriminatory; and speech is deceitful, writes Turley. -db

From a commentary in The Washington Post, October 12, 2012, by Jonathan Turley.

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