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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“  I am working on a manuscript: The Mask Wars: How a Fabric Shaped a Nation. Section 1, “The Mask as Tool,” addresses arguments about the usefulness of masking to combat COVID 19. Section II, “The Symbolic Power of the Mask,” places the conflict over mask mandates in comparative historical context by looking at instances – anti-Klan mask bans, and campaigns against the face veil in Europe and the Soviet Union – in which masking (or showing one’s face) became a symbol of a broader social project. Section III, “Sharing the Burden of Masking,” examines how informal norms of mask wearing have developed over the past year. Finally, Section IV, “The Future of the Mask Wars,” focuses on the rise of vaccines, and the experience of masking in twentieth century East Asia, to examine what masking will look like in a post pandemic age.  ”

Scholarly Papers (27)

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

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-08
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

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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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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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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 , U of St. Thomas Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-26
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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'My Face, My Choice?' — Mask Mandates, Bans, and Burqas in the Covid Age

14 New York University Journal of Law and Liberty 2 (2021), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-06
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jul 2021
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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: Mask bans, mask mandates, Europe, burqas, Islamophobia, racial discrimination, COVID-19, public health measures, libertarianism, privacy, state power

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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, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-20
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-24
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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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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'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), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-04
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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Flemming Rose's Rejection of the American Free Speech Canon and the Poverty of Comparative Constitutional Theory

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 2013, Forthcoming, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-26
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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Face Veil Bans and “Living Together” – What’s Privacy Got to Do with It

6 Public Governance, Administration and Finances Law Review 7 (2021), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-02
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Feb 2022
Robert Kahn
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)
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masks, face veils, living together, privacy, Von Hannover v. Germany