Gregory Magarian

Thomas and Karole Greene Professor of Law

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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. His first book, Managed Speech: The Roberts Court’s First Amendment, was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press. His work also examines church and state, firearms regulation and regulations of the political process.

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Toward a more civil discourse

Toward a more civil discourse

Reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.


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Managed Speech

The Roberts Court's First Amendment

Gregory P. Magarian examines more than 40 Supreme Court free-speech decisions and critiques the ways in which the court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, has reshaped and degraded the law of expressive freedom.