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From: barry levine
Date: Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 8:27 AM
Subject: re: ISIS Influence on Web Prompts Second Thoughts on First Amendment
To the Editor:
A guarantee of Free Speech that didn't protect noxious speech would be a sham. Of course, the First Amendment must protect academics even as they critique that same amendment and its interpretation. But the discussion is too late; four years ago, the President of the United States dispatched Anwar al-Awlaki with a HellFire missile for exercising his right to engage in noxious free speech. Our Supreme Court should be considering this fact, and not a hypothetical restraint on social media.
Barry Haskell Levine