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Our ever more private public spaces

By |2019-03-13T15:37:23-04:00March 1st, 2011|Blog|

The latest billboard controversy, around the removal of a billboard paid for by a Texas anti-abortion group from an advertising space in SoHo, owned by Lamar Advertising, comes as no surprise. In 2006 Lamar refused to run photographs by Polish artist Karolina Bregula that show same-sex couples holding hands. The photographs were to be displayed as part of a Real [...]

Public Speech at the Mercy of a Heckler’s Veto

By |2019-03-14T17:35:51-04:00November 16th, 2009|Blog|

A billboard with the words "Don't Believe In God? You are not alone" was removed from a site in downtown Cincinnati because of threats received by the owner of the site. Even though both the freedom of religion (including the freedom to not believe in god) and freedom of expression are among the founding principles of the U.S., there are [...]