Geoffrey Stone

University of Chicago, Law School

Geoffrey Stone appears in the following:

The Warren Court's Legacy

Friday, January 17, 2020

A look at the constitutional vision and legacy of the mid-century Warren Court, led by the late Chief Justice Earl Warren.

A Century of Free Speech

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Where do our modern notions of free speech come from? A new book goes back to 1919.

100 Years of Free Speech

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

What we have come to know as freedom of speech in the United States is relatively new, and very fragile.


One Hundred Years Of Free Speech

Friday, September 07, 2018

How we got to where we are on the First Amendment. 

Free Speech Free-for-All

Friday, April 21, 2017

UC Berkeley is where the 1960s free speech movement started. Now it has become a battlefield over partisan speech issues. 

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Legislating Sex in America

Friday, March 24, 2017

The history of legislating sex in America.

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Freedom To Disagree

Friday, September 02, 2016

A University of Chicago law professor on threats to free speech on American college campuses. 

University of Chicago's Free Speech Stand

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Last week, the University of Chicago made a stand on free speech when it informed the incoming class that it would not support trigger warnings or safe spaces.

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30 Issues | A History of the Supreme Court

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

What goes into choosing a Supreme Court Justice? #30Issues looks at how this question has been answered by politicians and prominent Americans over the years.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

Monday, June 27, 2016

A 5-3 Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas law restricting abortion access may have implications across the country.

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A Legal Blow To The NSA

Friday, May 08, 2015

With the PATRIOT Act up for renewal in Congress, a federal appeals court ruled this week that the NSA's phone metadata program is illegal. We hear what it means for the law.


The Privilege to Stay Silent

Friday, June 06, 2014

New York Times reporter James Risen is facing potential jail time for refusing orders from the government to divulge a confidential source, and the Supreme Court won’t intervene on his behalf. Bob talks with University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone about what the situation means for the Obama administration and the press.

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Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

In the Constitution, there is a fundamental tension between the decision-making authority of the majority, and the protections granted to the minority. We take a closer look the asser...

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Supreme Court Rules on Fisher vs. U-Texas: Back to Lower Court

Monday, June 24, 2013

This morning, the Supreme Court announced opinions on a few key cases, including:

  • In the affirmative action case Fisher vs. University of Texas, the court will send the case back to a lower court. SCOTUSBlog reports that this indicates "the majority seems to reaffirm that diversity is a compelling interest if only because that rule was not challenged by the plaintiffs in the case."
  • The court announced that it will hear a case this Fall about the constitutionality of President Obama's recess appointments.
  • Several pro-business rulings on the scope of the Civil Rights Act when it comes to workplace harassment.

We discuss the rulings and the impact with University of Chicago's Geoffrey Stone.

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The Totally Legal Subpoena

Friday, May 17, 2013

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice revealed that it had subpoenaed the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors over the course of two months in 2012. Many in the media were not pleased at what the AP called an "unprecedented intrusion." Brooke talks with University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone who says, unprecedented or not, the DOJ's actions were certainly legal.

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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Arguments: Day 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Geoffrey Stoneprofessor at the University of Chicago Law School, dissects the arguments before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Proposition 8 referendum, which affirmed that gay marriage would not be recognized in California.

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Bradley Manning and 'Aiding the Enemy'

Friday, March 15, 2013

Late last month, Bradley Manning pled guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him for leaking a trove of information to WikiLeaks. He did not plead guilty to 'aiding the enemy,' a capital offense. Brooke talks to University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone about the validity of the 'aiding the enemy' charge.

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Rereading the Constitution

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, takes a closer look at the actual document behind the Republican plan to read the constitution on the floor of the house.

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