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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast

The Make No Law podcast explores the background of important First Amendment cases and the personalities and history that led to them. Join Ken White, First Amendment litigator and lawblogger at Popehat.com, as he interviews some of the people behind America’s most important free speech cases.

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Jun 28, 2018
Fire in a Crowded Theater

Ken White explores the origins of the phrase “You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater” and whether or not it actually calls for exceptions to the First Amendment.

May 16, 2018
Street

In this episode of Make No Law, host Ken White examines Street v. New York, the Supreme Court case which concluded that the First Amendment allows freedom of expression towards the American flag.

Apr 12, 2018
Crush

Ken White and guest Marc Randazza examine the question of whether the government can continually come to the Supreme Court with potential exceptions to the First Amendment.

Mar 15, 2018
Disparagement, Contempt, and Disrepute

Simon Tam named his band “The Slants” as a form of self empowerment, but ran into problems when he tried to tried to register the name as a trademark, and ended up taking the case to the Supreme Court.

Feb 14, 2018
On The Job

Ken White explores the Garcetti v. Ceballos case, the results of which saddle government employees with a tough decision when reporting misconduct to their superiors.

Jan 31, 2018
The Schoolhouse Gates

Ken White dives into the Tinker v. Des Moines case and how it has impacted freedom of speech for students on campuses today.

Jan 31, 2018
Fighting Words

In this inaugural episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by Popehat.com, host Ken White explores the Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire case and the ensuing “fighting words” doctrine, which is often cited in disputes over free speech in the United States.

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Ken White

Ken White is a First Amendment litigator and criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Osborn LLP in Los...