Monthly Archives: January 2015

Three Looks at Fighting Words and Hostile Audiences

Over the weekend, law student and PhD candidate Ryan Whalen posted a fascinating map of the Law Prof Twitter Network. Ryan created the map by crunching data compiled by Prof. Bridget Crawford over at the Faculty Lounge. The image is massive, striking … Continue reading

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Farewell Frankfurter, Hello Free Speech

This week I’ve been mapping out the Supreme Court’s “clear and present danger” doctrine. Post #1 visualized the 50 years from Schenck (1919) to Brandenburg (1969) according to the narrative in Sullivan & Feldman’s leading Con Law textbook. Post #2 examined an apparent gap … Continue reading

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Clear and Present Network Theory

This is the second installment in a series charting out the Supreme Court’s famous “clear and present danger” line of decisions. In my first post, I proposed a map of this doctrine hyperlinked to the cases analyzed in Sullivan & Feldman, First Amendment (4th Edition). The … Continue reading

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A New Form for Con Law Textbooks?

This week I start teaching First Amendment law for the very first time.  It should be great fun. For the class textbook, I have adopted Kathleen Sullivan & Noah Feldman, First Amendment Law (5th Ed). (This textbook is basically just the … Continue reading

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Why This Blog Is In Progress

Winter Break is over and it’s time to fire up the SCOTUS doctrinal mapping machine! I’ll start 2015 by looking back at my last post. No, this is not early-onset nostalgia for 2014. I first need to correct an error in that post.  My interest, … Continue reading

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