LMWF Partner Kevin Burke discusses freedom of speech in guest column

May 27, 2015 | Press Releases
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Attorney Kevin Burke recently authored a column for the Buffalo Law Journal, in which he discussed the First Amendment right to free speech. 

In his column, Mr. Burke discusses how hate speech is typically protected under the Constitution, unless it considered threatening or "fighting words."  Mr. Burke specifically cites the controversy  involvingTown of Evans resident Scott Boyler, who was arrested after allegedly  posting offensive comments about police on the Internet.

To read Mr. Burke's guest column in its entirety, click here.

Mr. Burke is a partner in Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman's Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment practice groups.