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    09.14.12 Professor Joel Gora on Tattoos and the First Amendment
    Joel Gora

    Professor Joel Gora spoke to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about a recent Arizona Supreme Court case that held tattoos as protected free speech under the First Amendment. Professor Gora, an expert on First Amendment law, agreed with the decision. “The [United States] Supreme Court has recognized all manner of entertainment and visual communication as expressive activities, including art, film, music, dancing, parades, and burning flags,” he said. “[The] ruling will give support to those who contend that government officials seeking to regulate tattoo parlors and the like will have to do so in the kind of careful and focused manner required when constitutional rights are implicated.”

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