Robert Kahn

University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

MSL 400, 1000 La Salle Avenue

Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005

United States

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“  Currently I am working on a book length manuscript on mask bans in the United States and Europe. In particular, I am interested in the rationale for banning masks and how mask bans are justified in cultures that ostensibly support a wide range of other expression. Topics covered include anti-Ku Klux Klan laws in the United States and bans of the niqab and burqa in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark.  ”

Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Why There Was No Cartoon Controversy in the United States

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-28
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Comparative law, offensive speech, freedom of speech, law and religion

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A Margin of Appreciation for Muslims? Viewing the Defamation of Religions Debate Through Otto-Preminger-Institut v. Austria

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-27
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Nov 2010
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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comparative law, blasphemy, Islam, freedom of speech, and human rights

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Hate Speech and National Identity: The Case of the United States and Canada

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 12 May 2010
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Hate speech, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, comparative law

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Flemming Rose, the Danish Cartoon Controversy, and the New European Freedom of Speech

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-24
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Nov 2009
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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offensive speech, law and religion, comparative law, freedom of the press, freedom of speech

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Are Muslims the New Catholics? Europe's Headscarf Laws in Comparative Historical Perspective

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2010
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Comparative law, religious law, equality, discrimination, culture, religious minorities

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Karl Loewenstein, Robert Post and the Ongoing Conversation between Europe and America Over Hate Speech Laws

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-38
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Nov 2012
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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America, Europe, freedom of speech, hate speech, development, democracy, Karl Loewenstein, Robert Post, historical sociology

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The Acquittal of Geert Wilders and Dutch Political Culture

University of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-31
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Nov 2011
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Freedom of Speech, Islam, Netherlands, World War II, Muslims

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Rethinking the Context of Hate Speech (Book Review: Michael Herz & Peter Molnar, The Content and Context of Hate Speech: Regulation and Responses (Cambridge University Press 2012))

First Amendment Law Review, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 Sep 2015
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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freedom of speech, hate speech, comparative law, convergence vs. exceptionalism, informal sanctions, American and social media

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Tragedy, Farce or Legal Mobilization? The Danish Cartoons in Court in France and Canada

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-21
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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freedom of expression, offensive speech, Danish Cartoons

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News Value, Islamophobia, or the First Amendment? Why and How the Philadelphia Inquirer Published the Danish Cartoons

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-07
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Freedom of Speech, News Media, Danish Cartoon Controversy, Islamophobic, Freedom of Press, Law and Journalism, Hate Speech

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Should It Matter Where Genocide Denial Is Banned? A Critique of the Nexus Argument

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-32
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2014
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Freedom of Speech, Comparative Law, Geography, Holocaust Denial, Criminal Law, Hate Speech

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Does it Matter How One Opposes Hate Speech Bans? A Critical Commentary on Liberté Pour L’Histoire's Opposition to French Memory Laws

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-16
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 27 Mar 2014
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Hate Speech, Holocaust denial, Multiculturalism, Armenian Genocide, French Exceptionalism, Freedom of Speech

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Denial, Memory Bans and Social Media

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Jan 2018
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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social media, politics of memory, memory bans, genocide denial, counter-narratives, censorship

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Who’s the Fascist? Uses of the Nazi Past at the Geert Wilders Trial

U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-10
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Mar 2012
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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freedom of speech, freedom of religion, First Amendment, hate speech, censorship, Holocaust, World War II, Europe

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The Overlapping of Fools? Drawing the Line between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in the Wake of the 2014 Gaza Protests

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-11
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, Palestine, Paris grocery attack, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement, Hate Speech

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Three First Amendment Puzzles Raised by the Police Union Response to Speech Criticizing Police Conduct in Ferguson and New York City

Forthcoming, Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review, 2017
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Sep 2016
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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First Amendment, Police Unions, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” Censorship, Insulting Speech, “Policing” the Past, Social Toleration, and Colorblindness.

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Free Speech, Official History and Nationalist Politics: Toward a Typology of Objections to Memory Laws

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-25
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Memory laws, Europe, freedom of speech, official history, academic freedom, non-punitive laws, Poland, Hungary, Denmark

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Five Thoughts About the Repeal of Denmark's Blasphemy Ban

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Feb 2020
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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blasphemy, Denmark, Pakistan, culture wars, freedom of speech, appeasement, anti-terror laws

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'First Amendment' Pioneers in a European Land of Hate Speech Bans: Flemming Rose, Geert Wilders and Liberté Pour L’Histoire

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-18
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 May 2013
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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speech, freedom of speech, free speech, Flemming Rose, Geert Wilders, hate speech

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Hate Speech, Democratic Legitimacy and the Age of Trump

17 International and Comparative Law Review 239 (2017)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Apr 2018
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Eric Heinze, Democracy, Legitimacy, Trump

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Mask Bans As Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Mask Laws, Memory Politics, Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, Segregation, Moral Distancing, Antifa

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Flemming Rose's Rejection of the American Free Speech Canon and the Poverty of Comparative Constitutional Theory

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 2013, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Aug 2013
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, freedom of speech, First Amendment, Flemming Rose, hate speech

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Charlottesville, Ferguson and 'Laws Affecting Memory' in the United States

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Sep 2018
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Memory Laws, Charlottseville, Eastern Europe, Freedom of Speech, Nationalism, Poland, Holocaust Denial

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The Long Road Back to Skokie: Returning the First Amendment to Mask Wearers

U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 12 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2019
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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First Amendment, masks, Ku Klux Klan, privacy, freedom of speech, Antifa

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Masks, Culture Wars, and Public Health Expertise: Confessions of a Mask 'Expert'

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Jul 2020
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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Masks, freedom, culture wars, public health expertise, coronavirus