Posts Tagged ‘public forum’

The First Amendment Keeps the “Social” in Government Social Media

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Social media has become a regular feature of the political landscape. From the campaign to the business of governing, elected and appointed public officials are getting their message out on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. And they’re encouraging their constituents to join the conversation with comments, retweets, and likes. But the “social” part […]

Free Speech Rights in Government Social Media Sites

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Government agencies are increasingly recognizing the need to communicate with their constituents and to promote citizen participation in government programs and issues. Government web sites have become standard fare, providing information and mostly one-way communication from the government to the public. Government use of more interactive “social media,” such as Facebook and Twitter, raises questions […]

Limited Public Forum Analysis Revisited

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

When it comes to litigation involving freedom of expression in public places, the three-part forum analysis is, by now, pretty familiar. There’s the traditional public forum, the nonpublic forum, and the limited (sometimes called “designated” or “quasi”) public forum.  Courts consistently use these categories to analyze what kinds of restrictions government can impose without impinging […]