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Bruce Barry’s Home Page

BB’s Faculty Page at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University faculty author page for Speechless


Challenging the Workplace Dictatorship
By Barbara Ehrenreich, AlterNet, March 12, 2007.

Town Fires 4 Employees for Gossiping Press, May 23, 2007.


First Amendment Center
Based in Nashville and Arlington, Virginia, the center works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education.

FindLaw’s Page on the First Amendment
Extensive annoations and links on First Amendment legal issues.

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
A not-for-profit organization devoted to the defense of free expression; annually awards "Jefferson Muzzles" to spotlight egregious affronts to free expression.

First Amendment Timeline
From the First Amendment Center, a guide to significant events and ideas going back to 1215 that have shaped First Amendment law.

American Library Association First Amendment Page
Links to court decisions and other Supreme Court and First Amendment resources.

National Archives Bill of Rights Page
High-resolution images and other worthwhile tidbits.


International Constitutional Law Project
Provides English translations of constitutional documents and related textual material for dozens of countries.

Supreme Court Collection
Cornell Law School’s collection of links to Supreme Court cases and decisions.


ACLU’s Workplace Rights Page
Fact sheets, publications, news releases, and other resources on a variety of workplace rights issues including discrimination, harassment, surveillance, screening, and whistleblowing.

National Workrights Institute
Founded in 2000 by former staff of the ACLU’s Taskforce on Civil Liberties in the Workplace, the Institute’s goal is to improve the legal protection of human rights in the workplace.

Workplace Fairness
A non-profit organization that provides information, education, and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights.

Labor and Employment Laws
around the U.S.

A page maintained by the Cornell Law School containing links to the employment and labor laws of all states, including provisions governing compensation, hours, rights, and other conditions of work.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC has jurisdiction over employment discrimination issues for employers in both the public and private sectors. The EEOC reviews, investigates, and processes charges of employment discrimination, files discrimination suits, and provides provide guidance and information to both employers and employees.


Simply Fired
“We have page after page of horrific firing stories here for your twisted reading pleasure. Did you hear about the guy who got canned over a dramatic paper towel incident? Or the sales rep who got the axe for vomiting on his boss? Read ‘em and weep.”

Volokh on Free Speech vs. Harassment
Professor Eugene Volokh's (UCLA Law School) web page on the collision between harassment and free speech.

A consultancy focused on helping businesses develop organizational democracy and freedom-centered leadership.

Book cover of Speechless - The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace
The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace
Berrett–Koehler, 2007
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