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Burton: Policing Civility is Excessive and Ineffective

At the protest downtown against President Donald Trump during his visit to the State Capitol in Salt Lake on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. | Chronicle archives

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer

March 11, 2020

  Among the many bills deliberated during this particularly hectic legislative session was Sen. Don Ipson’s S.B.173. The bill would criminalize disorderly conduct in official meetings and intentionally disrupting government meetings, including legislative meetings, committees, task force...

Poma: Protecting Children from Abuse Will Help Religious Communities, Not Harm Them

By Sasha Poma, Opinion Writer

February 12, 2020

  Utah State Rep. Angela Romero’s H.B. 90 Child Abuse Reporting Amendments has made some religious communities in Utah concerned that their first amendment rights may be stripped away and clergy may be punished for performing a religious rite. This bill, however, may lead the way to a safe...

Crofts: Free Speech Does Not Exclude Hate Speech

Crofts: Free Speech Does Not Exclude Hate Speech

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

January 22, 2020

  There is a growing misconception on college campuses, in the media and among the left that hate speech is not free speech. The belief that there should be restrictions on free speech is a dangerous one but not particularly unexpected. If you are ever wondering what agenda is shared by both...

Reese: Hate Speech Creates True Threats

Reese: Hate Speech Creates True Threats

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

January 15, 2020

  “Hate speech is not free speech” is a common refrain in debates over the protections and limitations of the First Amendment. Most hate speech, however, is decidedly protected by the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s past verdicts. In order for hate speech to be unprotected by t...

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

As a person who has lived in the state of Utah while being a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a non-member, I have had personal experience with the flaws within the separation of church and state. Utah has a large ​religious majority​ and it is only fair that those views...

Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

Video games at the library on April 3, 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT.
(Photo by Matt Gubler | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Christopher Payne and Ray Gill

April 15, 2019

  We’ve come to expect a degree of controversy surrounding video games. As a newer, popular form of art and entertainment, they continue to provoke heavy analysis and even attacks over social media. The interactive element inherent in gaming brings up questions about what content is acceptabl...

Legal Panelists Focus on Free Speech Rights at Bennion Service House Dialogue

Pictured from left to right, Michael Erikson, a lawyer from Ray Quinney and Nebeker; a member of the U's General Counsel, Robert Payne; U Law Professor Ronnell Anderson Jones and ACLU Policy Director John Mejia. The four panelists spoke to students during a free speech panel on Feb. 26 at the Bennion Service House
(Photo by Miacel Spotted Elk | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

March 7, 2019

  Students gathered together at the Bennion Center's Service House located in the U's Officer's Circle this past Tuesday to learn about the topics of first amendment rights and the protections of free speech and hate speech. These topics apply to discussions surrounding recent news on the U’s campus...

Barber: It’s Not About Free Speech, It’s About Respect

Protesters gather outside of a Ben Shapiro speech at the University of Utah on September 27, 2017. Chronicle archives.

By Shaelyn Barber

February 18, 2018

Political correctness is not about free speech, it is about respect. Tensions have been rising between those who argue for political correctness and those who decry it in the name of free speech. Arguments, anger, protests and counter-protests rage on, each side arguing vehemently for their point...

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