Gary S. Green, Ph.D. is an academic criminologist and retired Professor of Government at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.
Biden’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ Put on Notice of Criminal and Civil Penalties
Excerpt: Based on the 1969 unanimous U.S. Supreme Court case Brandenburg v. Ohio, the only spoken or written words that are “not” protected under the First Amendment are those “directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and [are] likely to incite or produce such action.” The Court in Brandenburg thereby provided a lucid and relatively easily applied demarcation between protected and unprotected speech.
Regardless of what those on the Disinformation Governance Board are going to do, they must wield their authority strictly in accordance with definitions of protected speech in Brandenburg, or face potential criminal and civil liabilities for willful violations of rights and liberties found in the First Amendment and elsewhere.
VLA Comment: If don’t know why journalists are calling Biden’s new Disinformation agency “Ministry of Truth”, you MUST watch V for Vendetta (with Natalie Portman) It is the best movie I have ever watch perhaps except for The Lover.