Author: Lata Nott

The First Amendment protects activities adjacent to voting, but stops short of voting itself

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The right to express your political opinion is incredibly valuable and deserving of the utmost protection. But it’s strange that the same protection doesn’t extend to your ability to actually enact political change.
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First Amendment

The First Amendment prevents the government from censoring or punishing your speech, but it doesn’t apply to private organizations.
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When words speak louder than actions

Choose Your Words

The First Amendment may protect our right to speak freely, but it does have limits.
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Does the University of Illinois’ Title IX policy violate freedom of the press?

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A recent university investigation conducted reviews on the handling of sexual harassment complaints and if their Title IX policy violates the First Amendment.
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Does the First Amendment Protect Speech Made By Artificial Intelligence?

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The history of technology and the First Amendment essentially involves our legal system slowly and reluctantly expanding the definition of speech to include new forms of communication.
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Can Government Contractors Refuse Workers Based on Religious Beliefs?

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The greatly expanded scope of the exemption means that it has the potential to bolster one aspect of religious freedom (for some) while undermining another.
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Are social media companies going “too far” to regulate content on their platforms?

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Americans are no longer taking everything they see on the internet at face value — and that’s a good thing for our democracy.
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Is Fear Making Us Better News Consumers?

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Americans are no longer taking everything they see on the internet at face value — and that’s a good thing for our democracy.
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White House “Chills” on Free Speech

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Most government employees have severe restrictions on their First Amendment rights. Some of these restrictions are justified. But there are plenty of examples of this censorship going too far.
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Across Global Elections, Social Media Spreads Political Propaganda and Disinformation

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These elections showcase the prominent role social media plays in the democratic process. It’s a crucial source of political information for voters — and a potential vehicle for misinformation.
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