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Charging Bull and Fearless Girl: Conflict between Artists’ Rights and First Amendment Freedoms

June 18, 2018
By Shannon Price '20

When Kristen Visbel’s “Fearless Girl” was installed at Bowling Green in Manhattan’s Financial District in March of 2017, the statue was hailed by many as an iconic representation of female empowerment. Placed in the path of Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull,” “Fearless Girl” stares down the massive animal with shoulders back and pigtails flying.

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When Silence Isn’t Golden: How Gag Orders Can Evade First Amendment Protections

October 24, 2017
By Isabel Farhi

Trials must be conducted at law, rather than in the press, and courts sometimes feel the need to assert control of the outflow of information around judicial matters to preserve the fair trial rights of litigants.

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