Mirror of Justice

A blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Protecting your civil right to shut down the other guy's free speech

Back in the 90s, when I was serving on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, I heard witnesses before the Commission and even members say some pretty ridiculous things.  But matters seem to have gone from bad to worse. A current Commissioner---former Nancy Pelosi aide Michael Yaki---is pushing the cause of campus "speech codes." This, mind you, from a guy whose job is to defend people's civil rights.  Here's the story from Yahoo News:



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