Tag Archives: First Amendment

Young Voices Advocate Rebecca Furdek Published by TownHall

This weekend TownHall published a column by Young Voices Advocate Rebecca Furdek, Do You Have the Right To Give Free Advice?:

Occupational licensing regimes have risen sharply in the United States in recent years, placing bureaucratic barriers to entry on over 29% of all jobs. Meanwhile, our nation is undeniably replacing manual labor with service professions, which, by definition, rely heavily on speech. As such, these new broad licensing requirements have begun to affect the historically prized realm of free speech. Licensing boards, supported by some district and appellate courts, are increasingly shoving spoken advice within the purview of a licensed professional’s “conduct,” thereby barring these words from traditional First Amendment “speech” protections.

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Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz Published by Talking Points Memo

Today Talking Points Memo published a column by Young Voices Associate Cathy Reisenwitz, Revenge Porn Is Awful, But the Law Against It Is Worse:

While the problem of revenge porn may be relatively new, the impulse to legislate every problem society faces is anything but. Lawmakers in other states and at the federal level must once again resist its call and uphold the First Amendment instead.

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