Weinstein's essay featured in prominent court decision
James Weinstein, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law, and his essay, “Extreme Speech, Public Order and Democracy,” from his book, Extreme Speech and Democracy, were cited in the England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) Decisions of the case Munim Abdul and Others and Director of Public Prosecutions.
The essay, which examines the different legal responses of various democracies toward extreme expression and hate speech, was cited by Justice Davis who argued that it provided the “most interesting and powerful critique.”
Read the case here.
Weinstein’s areas of academic interest are constitutional law, especially free speech, as well as jurisprudence, federal courts, civil procedure and legal history. He is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy, and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and other constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. He has also has written several articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine.
Staci McCabe, Staci.McCabe@asu.edu
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law