Two UB law professors took to the airwaves yesterday (Nov. 2, 2016) to discuss matters national and local.
Professor Garrett Epps participated in a discussion on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” about Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and whether it had crossed a legal line.
“Virtually everything Trump has said in this campaign has stayed on the protected side of the First Amendment,” Epps said. “The First Amendment allows punishment for incitement only in situations where the violence is going to follow immediately. … [P]olitical rhetoric is very highly protected in our system, for better or worse.”
Click here to access a recording of the discussion, “What Constitutes Dangerous Political Speech and How It Can Incite Violence,” or to read a transcript.
Meanwhile, Professor David Jaros took part in WYPR-FM’s “Midday” program, which focused on Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s recently announced proposals to change the way police officers accused of misconduct are investigated and prosecuted.