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Light On Light Through


You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. These are usually audio and a few are video.  In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it's become more or less often than once a month, usually a lot less often.  But now, in the Fall of 2018, I'm getting more in the mood to podcast, and you can expect new episodes at least once a month.  - Paul Levinson

May 13, 2010

Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 77, in which I discuss concerns that I and other civil libertarians have raised about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's views of the First Amendment, in particular her suggestion that objectional speech - such as hate speech and in pornography - can be restricted by government if it uses laws against physical abuse in hate crimes (which are indeed Constitutional and necessary for the government) to chill or limit the speakers.

Links:

  1. my Infinite Regress blog piece:  Concern about Kagan's First Amendment position
  2. my Daily Kos blog piece, with extensive commentary:  Concern about Kagan's First Amendment position
  3. James Doty's defense of  Kagan in Salon
  4. Jonathan Turley's critique of Kagan, with link to her article about combating hate speech and pornography
  5. Light On Light Through podcast interview with the Doningers about Sotomayor's decision in their case
  6. My 2005 Fordham University Keynote Address:  The Flouting of the First Amendment
  7. Huffington Post discussion of Obama's address at Hampton University
  8. my 2009 book, New New Media

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