May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 - Professor Kate Shaw talks to BYU Radio about some of the legal questions surrounding President Trump's speech: how the courts are handling the President's campaign rhetoric when considering the administration's travel ban case, and last week's decision by a federal judge that the President cannot block people on Twitter. Professor Shaw on the Twitter case: 

"There are a lot of rules that apply to government that don't apply to private citizens. When the government is speaking as the government and responding to the speech of private citizens it needs to do so on a viewpoint neutral basis."

"When the president uses Twitter in an official capacity ... then he is using Twitter as a government official as opposed to as a private citizen ... and the First Amendment constrains what he can do."

Listen to Professor Shaw's interview on BYU Radio.