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Thursday, November 09, 2023

With great speech comes great responsibility

Interesting statement from University of Chicago President Paul Alivisatos on an important consequence of the Chicago Principles of campus expression:

The Chicago Principles protect the voice of each and every member of our community, inviting all to listen and to engage in a collective dialogue. The sum of this dialogue, noisy and fraught though it may sometimes be, is a kind of gift that we offer to each other through our considered participation. I write to remind you that the inheritance of our university’s environment of free expression comes with serious responsibilities.

He concludes "Our environment of free expression is a gift, and I urge each of you to honor and utilize our gifts responsibly so that we may all deepen our understanding." I think the statement is consistent with Paul's conclusions.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on November 9, 2023 at 09:54 PM in First Amendment, Howard Wasserman, Teaching Law | Permalink


An environment of free expression is a cornerstone of democratic societies, fostering open dialogue, creativity, and the exchange of ideas. It relies on principles like freedom of speech, a diverse media landscape, and legal protections to ensure that individuals can express themselves without fear of censorship or reprisal. This environment supports the growth of democracy and the protection of individual rights while acknowledging that there may be limits in exceptional cases to ensure public safety.

Posted by: Paul Mankin | Nov 14, 2023 3:38:07 AM

Cortexi is commonly used by those with hearing loss, tinnitus, or a high threshold for sound volume. For people who need a little extra help hearing, it’s also utilized as a supplement.

Posted by: Cortexi Review | Nov 10, 2023 10:52:21 AM

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