My passion for collecting My passions for freedom of speech, criminal law, and Thomas Jefferson Finding the Jefferson letter The provenance of the Jefferson-Boardman letter Where we have come since 1826 Jefferson's first argument : an expressed opinion can never constitute an overt act Jefferson's second argument : if conscience is the umpire then each judge's conscience will govern Jefferson's third argument : we have nothing to fear from the demoralizing reasonings of some, if others are left free to demonstrate their errors Jefferson's fourth argument : the law stands ready to punish the first criminal act produced by the false reasoning? Jefferson's fifth argument : "these are safer correctives than the conscience of a judge" Jefferson's views on the terrorism of his era Jefferson's actions in the Burr case Jefferson's views on torture, habeas corpus, and other issues currently debated in the context of terrorism How would Jefferson strike the balance between freedom of speech and prevention of terrorism? My view, as influenced by Jefferson and the experiences of our time.
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