“Free Speech Rules” Project Releases New Video on First Amendment and Government Property

November 21, 2019

Latest in Series of Videos that Educate Students, Public on the Legal Rules that Define the Freedom of Speech

Can the government exclude certain kinds of speech, or certain kinds of speakers, from government land, government money, and other benefits? That important First Amendment question is answered in the latest video in the Free Speech Rules series, a project of UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. This video, “The First Amendment and Government Property,” is available at the project’s website FreeSpeechRules.org.

The Free Speech Rules project is a series of short, graphical videos for schoolchildren, college students, and adults that explain the legal precedents on free speech and the free press. Past videos have covered, among other topics:

“When the government can restrict speech that uses its property is much more complex than many realize,” said Volokh, one of the nation’s leading experts on First Amendment law.  “But the video lays out some simple First Amendment rules that can help all Americans understand their rights – and the government’s responsibilities – when it comes to what kind of speech is allowed on what kinds of government property.”

The project, ten videos in total, is funded by the Stanton Foundation. Future videos will cover:

  • Free Speech and Privacy
  • Alexander Hamilton, Free Speech Pioneer

Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and the founder of the popular legal affairs blog The Volokh Conspiracy.

If you are interested in speaking with Eugene Volokh, please contact him by email at volokh@law.ucla.edu or you can contact Suzanne Morse by email at smorse@oneillandassoc.com and by phone at 617-646-1020.



About Free Speech Rules

Free Speech Rules is a video project of Professor Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law, underwritten in part by the Stanton Foundation.  More information can be found at the project’s website FreeSpeechRules.org.

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