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Nelson Discusses Ferguson's Free Speech Reverberations on Melissa Harris-Perry

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Police Consider Charges Against Brown’s Step-Father

St. Louis County police are considering whether to charge Louis Head, the step-father of Michael Brown, with inciting a riot with his comments on the night the grand jury’s decision was announced in the Michael Brown case. Tim Wu, Bryonn Bain, Janai Nelson and Michael Skolnik join to discuss.

 

Putting St. Louis Rams’ Solidarity in Context

Tim Wu, Bryonn Bain, Janai Nelson and Michael Skolnik talks about the recent show of solidarity with Ferguson protests by St. Louis Rams players and how it plays into the larger context of free speech.

 

Rap Lyrics at Center of Supreme Court Case

This week the Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark case that asks the Court to consider whether online threats constitute speech that is protected by the First Amendment. Tim Wu, Bryonn Bain, Janai Nelson and Michael Skolnik discuss free speech and the hip-hop rap lyrics at the center of the case.