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Tuesday, July 30, 2002



Stuart Buck posts an abstract of an article written by Vanderbilt law professor Christopher Yoo titled The Rise and Demise of the Technology-Specific Approach to the First Amendment. "This article examines how analytical, technological, and doctrinal developments are forcing the courts to reconsider their media-specific approach to assessing the constitutionality of media regulation. In particular, it offers a comprehensive reevaluation of the continuing validity of the Broadcast Model of regulation, which contains features, such as licensing and direct content regulation, that normally would be considered paradigmatic violations of the First Amendment." Sounds like a very interesting article about a logical inconsistency in the way the courts have dealt with free speech and recent technological development, including blogs...


posted by John Branch @ 2:14 PM


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