Rob Garson writes in the Observer on burning of the US flag and the First Amendment. In his piece, he maintains that Texas v Johnson was wrongly decided.
Rob also compares the USA with other countries on a policy basis “America needs only to look to Europe of today to see the husks of denatured cultures and lost identities where those seeking a sense of place can only do so among...Read More
Rob Garson writes in the Observer on the Yelp’s battle in California over being compelled to remove adverse customer reviews. For
al lovers of online First Amendment issues, this is a must read.
The Terry Bollea / Hulk Hogan v. Gawker trial is giving light to many important privacy and publicity issues, especially in reference to aging celebrities. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece
in the Observer gives his unique perspective on the spectacle in Florida. Once again, while this is not the opinion of the firm, true to type, Rob’s view is strident.
The battle between privacy and law enforcement has come to a head in recent days. Rob Garson‘s opinion piece was published in the Observer in which he states “While Apple may wish to elevate itself above the others in the telecoms industries and use the pretext of user privacy as its shield, this is a battle that is doomed to failure.” While this is not the opinion of the...Read More
Rob Garson was asked to comment in Newsweek on the MTA’s retroactive decision to ban a pro-muslim advertisement.
Garson said the MTA has “decided to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut.”
“They don’t want to be making these tough decisions…. Its much easier to put things into an all or nothing situation from their policing perspective,” … “It would it be nice if every...Read More
There have been moves by the MTA to limit the content of advertisements that appear on its properties. In a Newsweek article Rob Garson of GS2Law commented that the MTA’s policy
“could sanitize satire within the commercial context. As long as you’re saying, ‘Go and buy this,’ that’s fine. But if you’re saying, ‘Our shoes ar large, therefore de Blasio might not like them,’ that could fall...Read More
This blog generally covers issues of intellectual property—one of the strengths of Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate. But this week, we take a slight detour as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a really interesting question at the intersection of First Amendment and information law: Can Congress criminalize a lie?
In United States vs. Alvarez, the Court is considering the constitutionality...Read More