Stereo Decisis

Stereo Decisis

The Right not to be Blocked on Twitter?

October 25, 2018

On this week's episode of the show, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by Professor Emmett MacFarlane to discuss the recent lawsuit by Emilie Taman and others in which they allege that the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, violated their constitutional free expression rights when he blocked them on Twitter. In so doing, they mention the excellent blog post on the topic by Benjamin Oliphant.

In obiter, Rob applies the Bechdel test to the new movie A Star is Born, starring Lady Gaga and also recommends the new podcast Thunder Bay, by Canadaland, Emmett talks about an amazing scene in the new season of the Netflix show Daredevil and Hilary talks about the anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard and the raising of the "straight pride" flag in Chipman, New Brunswick.

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