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Weinstein quoted in The Wall Street Journal


April 25, 2012

James Weinstein, Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the College of Law, was quoted in an April 10 article in The Wall Street Journal, “Manager benched for Castro praise,” by reporters Arian Campo-Flores and Cameron McWhirter.

The article reported on Miami Marlins team manager Ozzie Guillen, who was suspended for five games following comments he made praising Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba.

Weinstein said that, while the First Amendment prohibits the government from limiting free speech, “companies have a lot of freedom to set parameters for what they allow their employees to say.”

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 is co-editor of "Extreme Speech and Democracy," the author of "Hate Speech, Pornography and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine," and 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.