Tag Archives: First Amendment

Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is a “talking cure.” It banishes or lessens mental illness and suffering not with medicine or surgery but with words. This aspect of psychotherapy raises an interesting set of First Amendment … Continue reading

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Justice Samuel A. Alito’s Lonely War Against Abhorrent, Low-Value Expression: A Malleable First Amendment Philosophy Privileging Subjective Notions of Morality and Merit

A trio of U.S. Supreme Court rulings during its most recent two terms demonstrates that Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. is no friend to expression that offends his personal sense of both morality and substantive merit. In fact, he might … Continue reading

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