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Connections: What Does Freedom Of Speech Really Mean?

May 24, 2016

A month ago, ESPN fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling after Schilling shared a post that made fun of transgender Americans. Schilling and his supporters claimed that his free speech rights were being taken away. He's not the first to complain about ostensible free speech rights after getting fired.

We look at the issue of free speech from several angles. First, what does American law protect when it comes to speech? When can an employer fire you? Second, what is being taught in classrooms that has convinced so many Americans that they should be able to say anything they want, and never face consequences? Third, the Harley School is getting ready to welcome Karin Karlekar for a discussion about the state of free speech and expression around the world. But first, she's part of our panel: