Professor Volokh Cited in Fox News on Student Punished for Criticizing Vegetarian

March 23, 2016 – Writing through his blog, Professor Eugene Volokh was cited in a Fox News article on a case involving a New Jersey middle-school student who was punished for criticizing another student for being a vegetarian, saying, in part, “vegetarians are idiots.”  After an investigation by school authorities, administrators punished the bullying child with five lunch detentions.

Professor Volokh called the punishment “modest.” 

“Once the law calls such speech ‘harassment,’ ‘intimidation’ or ‘bullying’ in one area, it’s easy for these labels to be applied in other areas as well, especially because the labels are so ill-defined and potentially so broad,” he wrote.

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