The outcome of the 2016 U.S. Election has exposed a divided America. With fallout continuing and a “NotMyPresident” movement trending on Twitter and spilling into the streets in the form of protests, questions are emerging about the limits of free speech. When does free speech cross over into hate speech? What are the consequences of one person’s free speech inciting another person to commit harmful actions? Because of the heightened and hyperbolic of the 2016 election, do we need to be more careful with our speech? And what truth is there to comparisons of Donald Trump’s speech with dictators like Hitler and Mussolini? Where is the line drawn? Such questions also applied to Trump throughout his campaign, as a result of comments he made about Muslims, refugees and women. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora is available for media interviews to discuss free speech, multiculturalism and tolerance as they relate to the presidential election and its fallout. Guiora has published extensively both in the U.S. and Europe on issues related to national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, the limits of power, multiculturalism and human rights. He is the author of several books and book chapters, including and the forthcoming Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Extremism; Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust; and Chief Justice Earl Warren: Miranda, Individual Rights and Terrorism.
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