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Stanley Fish on the First Amendment

Season 1, Ep. 596

In this episode, Stanley Fish, Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law and Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, discusses his new book "The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump," which is published by Simon & Schuster. Fish begins by explaining why the concept of free speech presents such an intractable political problem. He reflects on how that problem plays out in relation to different particular issues, including hate speech and campus speech. He explains why religious speech presents uniquely difficult problems. And he closes by discussing how we should think about information and truth. Fish is on Twitter at @stanleyfish.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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