Magarian is a well-known expert in free speech, the law of politics, and law and religion. He has written about a variety of topics in constitutional law, including free speech theory and doctrine, media regulation, regulation of political parties, the relationship between church and state, and substantive due process.
President Donald Trump has vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 provision under which tax-exempt entities such as churches and charities cannot participate in any political campaign. Doing so might actually be cause for concern among the religious organizations pushing for its repeal, says a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Greg Magarian, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and noted expert on constitutional law, discusses what he sees as three prominent First Amendment issues that are important to emphasize right now: freedom of the press, proposed state laws directed at limiting street protests and free speech on campus.
For the second time in less than 20 years, the winner of the presidential popular vote has lost the electoral college. Once is a fluke, twice is a trend, said Greg Magarian, professor of law and expert on election law.
The claims by Donald Trump and some of his surrogates that this year’s presidential election is rigged against Trump have no basis in logic or fact, says an election law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.