On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Tim Jacobson wrote:
> You have misconstrued what I said. People don't "adhere"
> to the First Amendment--the First Amendment protects people
> from certain government intrusions. If what you meant to say
> was that a private entity does not have to allow people to
> communicate in the private entity's forum, that's correct.
> On the other hand, a person who does post a message in a private
> forum is still protected by the First Amendment against being
> silenced by the *government*, assuming certain things about the
> content of the message.
I'm sorry, I did misunderstand your earlier point. I think we agree that
if Emily opens a chat room, the government cannot censor what is said in
the room but Emily can.
David NL Day
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