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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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Are There Limits to Free Speech?

October 30, 2019

Many attention-grabbing headlines talk about laws restricting speech. It seems some legislators don’t know the constitutionality of these proposed laws. What are the ramifications of passing laws such as these? Are these laws justified under some legal doctrines? What’s the rationale behind these propositions? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they dig into these proposed laws and more on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers.

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