High Court Speech Cases in Wartime
Friday, December 03, 2010
Throughout American history, wartime protests (and government suppression of them) have led to blockbuster Supreme Court free speech cases. Although not always friendly to free speech advocates, these decisions have ignited national conversations about what speech the government can and cannot outlaw during wartime. But after examining our current era, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick observed a surprising dearth of protest cases heard by the Supreme Court.