If you visited this site yesterday (thanks!) you would have found that it was blacked out and instead you would have read a message about protesting SOPA, the anti-piracy bill currently being debated in Congress. This is not generally a political blog, but I felt that joining this movement was important. Here are my thoughts on why.
My constitutional law professor in law school called me a First Amendment fetishist. I took it as a compliment. Freedom of speech is, without a doubt, the most important right that we have. Even more important than things like freedom of religion, due process, freedom from cruel and unusual punishment, etc. Because we can only safeguard those rights if we have the ability to speak out when they’re threatened. Continue reading »