Monday, November 25, 2013

Proposal to Remove Blasphemy Provision from Ireland Constitution

As The Volokh Conspiracy discusses, the present Irish Constitutional Convention has recommended a referendum to remove the document's provision on blasphemy.  The Irish Constitution presently exempts blasphemous statements from its general guarantee of free speech.  After Ireland's highest court determined that blasphemy was not illegal in the absence of a statutory ban, the Irish national parliament made blasphemy a crime in 2009.

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