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Weinstein quoted in USA Today, Arizona Republic

December 09, 2013

James Weinstein, Amelia D. Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law, recently was quoted in an article published in USA Today and the Arizona Republic about controversial gun ads.

The article, “Ban on 'Guns Save Lives' bus-stop ad is back in court,” concerns a controversial bus-stop advertisement that has been the subject of a three-year legal battle between city officials and the American Civil Liberties Union.

City of Phoenix officials are pushing to have the sign removed on the grounds that it violates the city's policy against non-commercial advertising on buses and transit stops, fearing that its controversial political speech may incite protests.

Weinstein said state constitutional language, which grants every person the right to "freely speak, write and publish on all subjects," could allow for a more flexible approach to protection of speech on public property than the more "rigid" test developed by the Supreme Court.

To read the article, click here.

Weinstein’s areas of academic interest are Constitutional Law, especially Free Speech, as well as Jurisprudence and Legal History. He has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: free speech theory, obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and constitutional rights, hate crimes and campus speech codes.