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Sex, Blogs, Politics & the First Amendment

By now many people should know about the Senate intern/aide who anonymously blogged under the name ‘The Washintonienne’ about her personal life, including some salacious sexual trysts. She was fired. Apparently, many people are wondering if this a First Amendment problem. The answer is “probably not” for the reasons set out by UCLA law professor and constitutional scholar Eugene Volokh.

If you haven’t kept up on this scandal then read Wonkette’s interview with the woman. I think the Washintonienne site is down, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets pulled permanently.

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