Helen Norton

Helen Norton is the Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado Boulder. Before entering academia, she served as deputy assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as director of legal and public policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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Academic Freedom Can Clash With Employers’ Rights in U.S.

First Amendment law in the United states generally prohibits the government from restricting individuals’ right to speak freely. But the First Amendment rules that apply to the government when it limits the speech of its own employees are much more government-friendly, allowing greater restrictions of those workers’ speech.

1 year ago