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The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the free speech rights of people living with HIV were violated by a law requiring they disclose their status to potential sexual partners.

Political Commentators Sue Ohio Over Online Harassment Ban

May 17, 2017

Several online commentators from opposite ends of the political spectrum have joined forces to challenge the constitutionality of an Ohio law prohibiting internet harassment.


A professor of law at The Ohio State University says leafleters were denied their First Amendment rights when they were asked to leave the public sidewalk outside a Columbus City school. Now that professor has spoken up about the issue at a board recent board meeting.

Free speech advocates see President-elect Trumps's testy relationship with the media and his middle-of-the-night tweets reacting to critics as evidence that he is — at best — insensitive to the First Amendment. And they say one recent controversy, the decision by Simon & Schuster to publish a book by social media provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, has grown out of an atmosphere that encourages hate speech.

10:00 Our first amendment rights to speech and religion are among the pillars of the American democratic republic... But what about the idea that, with freedom, comes responsibility? On this hour, we'll take a look at free speech and hate speech. Guests

  • David Goldberger (Professor Emeritus of Law at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University)
  • Gary Daniels (Associate Director of the ACLU of Ohio)
  • Haris Parin (Director of the Washington D.C. Office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council)