Freedom of Speech

Punishing Congress Members for Free Speech Violates First Amendment

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The essence of our First Amendment freedoms is the government may not inhibit or punish us for our speech, regardless of the content of that speech.
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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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Countering Conspiracy Theories with Critical Thinking

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Conspiracy theories are growing, alongside their consequences, but it is possible to help limit their spread and harmful effects.
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Then and Now, Flag Burner Benefits From 1989 First Amendment Ruling

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Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark free speech decision, ruling that burning the U.S. flag was a form of “expressive conduct.”
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Can Brennan make a First Amendment case? Yes, to ‘us’

Speech Religion Newseum

Our freedom of speech is most protected when we chose to speak out on matters of public concern.
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Navigating Free Speech on Campus: A Matter of Clarity and Consistency

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If a public institution dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and ideas is the wrong place for controversial thoughts, what is the appropriate venue?
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Free Speech Isn’t Always Valuable. That’s Not the Point.

Speech Religion Newseum

We shouldn’t think about free expression in terms of value. What’s important is that free expression rights are indivisible.
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Paul Robert Cohen and “his” Famous Free-Speech Case

Paul Robert Cohen’s last name appears in one of the most important First Amendment free-speech cases in modern American history – in which a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court strengthened free speech by protecting the right to engage in offensive expression.
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