Communication Law Section

This section is a resource for lawyers interested in legal issues faced by users, providers and regulators of print, telecommunications and broadcast and web-based services, facilities and equipment. Learn more, contact Christy Gibson at cgibson@tnbar.org

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Breitbart Editor Inspires Tennessee ‘Free Speech’ Bill

Inspired by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, Tennessee lawmakers held a press conference today to tout a bill that they believe will protect “free speech” on college campuses, Knoxnews reports. Called “the Milo bill” by House sponsor Rep. Martin Daniel, R-Knoxville, the legislation is said to be “designed to implement oversight of administrators’ handling of free speech issues.” Senate sponsor Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, said it would defend students with conservative views.
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City of Erin Faces Lawsuit in Free Speech Case

A man who was arrested for writing a taunt to the Erin police chief on his truck is suing the city in retaliation, the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports. Joe Southard was charged with criminal harassment last year because of the statement, but the charges were dropped in December. Southard is seeking $850,000 in damages from the city for violating his First Amendment rights and placing him under false arrest.
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