Category Archives: Censorship

FCC Regulation of George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words: What’s So Vague About That?

George Carlin’s comedy routine about the seven words that can’t be said on television is (to me at least) as funny today as it was decades ago, and, indeed, is still relevant. Carlin has a gift for humorous social commentary. … Continue reading

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Why Courts Should Use Restraint When Considering A “Prior Restraint”

There has been little fall-out or commentary about a March 12, 2012 Order by the Indiana Court of Appeals temporarily halting the South Bend Tribune from publishing a news story about an instance of suspected child abuse and the response of the Indiana … Continue reading

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