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Speaking Freely

A visit with Christina Wells, Professor of Law

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: civil liberties fear and prejudice government decision-making secrecy constitutional law

The benefit of the first amendment

Topics: first amendment political opinions

“Sometimes the law is absolutely clear and every scholar will agree, but usually you’ll find some disagreement about the answer to it. That’s the good thing about hard cases – they involve a public discussion and some sort of public resolution…. That’s what I see as the great thing about the First Amendment – that you are allowed to talk about these things.”