Techdirt Podcast Episode 279: How Rights Went Wrong

from the book-club dept

After a few cross-post episodes, we're back with a brand new conversation, and it's all about a big subject that intersects with the majority of what we cover here at Techdirt: rights. In his book How Rights Went Wrong, Columbia Law professor and Constitutional scholar Jamal Greene proposes a new way of thinking about rights and how they interact, and he joins this week's episode to discuss this paradigm-shifting idea that challenges many preconceptions about the subject.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Apr 2021 @ 10:58pm

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    If we eventually get the ball rolling on a system that cares more about good outcomes than the strict letter of the law being followed, then the courts being "susceptible to discrimination and other corruption" may not wind up being as rampant as you believe they would.

    And also, in terms of discrimination, I'd be fine with courts discriminating against white supremacists like Richard Spencer in the future. Like, if a court makes the decision that public colleges don't have to give bigots a microphone, and it was based on the courts looking at what the bigots want to do versus what the colleges want to do and the courts said "The rights of public colleges and their students to stop racists from spewing racist crap on campus, those rights outweigh the value of racist speech", are you gonna lose sleep over that? Is any normal person gonna lose sleep over some nazi being unable to go to a public college to spew their horseshit?


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