Has technology rendered the First Amendment obsolete? Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, made that case in a recent speech at Golden Gate University School of Law. This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, Judge Kozinski joins us to discuss his views on technology, bloggers, the First Amendment, constraints on judicial speech, and a lot more.

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  • I doubt technology rendered the First Amendment obsolete, unless he means that no means yes. http://www.krusch.com/real/real.html

    But I can attest he rendered the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Sixth Amendment’s obsolete. Probably from his computer in his office, at home. http://www.killercop.com/Pages/matz/DueProcessNot.html

  • The First Amendement will never become obsolete. Technology has made Freedom of speech ever so more important as the government always has the technological ability to shut down the Internet. The First Amendment protects the public of such ill intent. In these dangerous times as government seems to be growing more powerful by printing of endless fiat currency to satisfy special interest groups, it is ever so important that the liberty and freedom protections of the First Amendment are enshrined in the minds of the people as a value worth fighting for.