Is NY Times v. Sullivan in Jeopardy?
“It is as certain that many opinions, now general, will be rejected by future ages, as it is that many, once general, are rejected by the present.”
– John Stuart Mill, “On Liberty”
I am not sure of the exact moment when we matriculate from youth to adulthood, but it must be around the time we are no longer certain of anything.
We all enthusiastically raise our hands when asked if we support free speech until someone utters something we don’t like. Then, we believe in prior restraint, shouting, canceling or some other…