Inside the First Amendment

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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Lifting Every Voice in Religious Freedom

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It is important to explore religious freedom through the lens of African American perspectives because we must lift every voice that has been impacted by religious discrimination and bigotry.
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Focus on when the First Amendment protects – and doesn’t

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Online platforms and social media sites are free to set their own practices and rules on what we do see or post, but a proposed Arizona House bill ” related to access to online content” could change that.
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‘Getting It Right’ — on Kobe Bryant and Everything Else

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“Getting it right” is one reliable defense for a free press in today’s media world against critics who often base objections and critiques more on political differences than factual error.
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Don’t Get Stuck on Prayers in Public Schools

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It’s time we stop reducing complex questions of religion and education to political debates about prayer.
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The First Amendment prevents the government from censoring or punishing your speech, but it doesn’t apply to private organizations.
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2020: The year to support, defend – and trust – our free press

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In 2020, in order to defend and support that core freedom, we will need to confront in real ways the storm of disinformation, news manipulation and dwindling ranks of journalism that’s been building for nearly a decade.
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The ‘Bedrock Principle’ of the First Amendment

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The “bedrock principle” phrase from a 1989 flag-burning decision, has come to represent a cardinal principle of First Amendment law — that the First Amendment protects much offensive expression.
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We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

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Recap the controversial and multi-faceted First Amendment issues of 2019, from a Black Lives Matter activist lawsuit, the Ukraine-Biden investigation controversy, regulatory threats over political advertising and beyond.
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‘A Profound National Commitment’ to ‘Robust’ Debate

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Public officials who sue for libel, must meet a high standard of proof and show that the publisher printed the statements knowing they were false or acted with “reckless disregard.”
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