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LEGISLATING AGAINST SOFT ATTACKS ON FREE SPEECH: PART I – EMPLOYMENT

Introduction ‘Soft Attacks on Free Speech’ refer to sanctions that individuals can face for expressing controversial views, other than those imposed by the criminal law.  It is possible for a person to be denied employment opportunities, prevented from having a website, a social media account, a bank account or the right to receive payments from platforms such as PayPal, all…

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TWITTER FACES FIRST AMENDMENT LAWSUIT

Twitter Inc is facing a lawsuit for deleting the twitter accounts of Jared Taylor and his political organisation, American Renaissance.  The full lawsuit can be viewed here.  You can also see the video below for a brief explanation of the lawsuit by Mr Taylor. The video refers to a precedent case, whereby a shopping centre was required to respect the First…

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LIMITATION ACT & PROPERTY OBTAINED IN BREACH OF TRUST

Burden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding & Another, see here for the full judgment, concerned the interpretation of section 21(1)(b) of the Limitation Act 1980 by the Supreme Court. Section 21 as a whole states: "21.- Time limit for actions in respect of trust property. (1) No period of limitation prescribed by this Act shall apply to an action by a…

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James Damore; views on biological differences amount to sexual harassment, according to NLRB

Further to my last post on the James Damore lawsuit against Google, last week, the National Labour Relations Board (a government body) released their legal opinion on Damore's termination by Google. They concluded that the termination was lawful and that the expression of Damore's views, that there are certain aggregate differences between men and women, which are due biology, amounted to harassment.  This was despite…

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THE MACPHERSON REPORT 19 YEARS ON

19 years ago today, the Macpherson Report, which followed the MacPherson Inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, was published.  The mainstream media were virtually if not entirely, unanimous in accepting that the Macpherson Inquiry, had proved the existence of 'institutional racism' in the police and wider society. See here for an academic paper with a different perspective.  It is important to look at the detail;…

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Another Chance to Sign the Free Speech Petition

Here is a link to the petition calling for an end to so called hate speech laws.  I am referring to it again because the petition appears to be losing momentum and I would like to see it reach the threshold of 100,000 signatures, which would trigger a debate in Parliament.  These petitions expire after 6 months and this one was created in…

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