Professor Volokh Comments on a Council Member Criticizing Journalist for Using His Name Without Permission

January 7, 2014 – In an article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, Professor Eugene Volokh comments on a Frederick county council member’s opposition to a journalist who mentioned his name several times in an editorial without his permission.

Writing in The Washington Post, Eugene Volokh wrote: "Uh, Council Member: In our country, newspapers are actually allowed to write about elected officials (and others) without their permission. It’s an avantgarde experiment, to be sure, but we’ve had some success with it."

He's a bit of an expert; Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.

Read the article.