First Amendment Center

 

Our mission: providing resources to help the public understand how their First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition work, and how they can be protected.

 

Latest News & Commentary

FAC Experts in the News

The First Amendment Center’s nationally recognized experts David Hudson, Lata Nott, and Gene Policinski regularly provide the media with information and commentary on First Amendment and free expression issues. Catch up with the latest news and see where they’re quoted using this newsfeed powered by Newstrition technology.

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Interested in contacting one of our experts? Please email media@newseum.org or call 202/292-6200.

First Five

Newspaper

First Amendment-related newsletter, podcast, and weekly column from experts Gene Policinski, Lata Nott, Kristen Farrington and others.

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FAQ

First Amendment FAQ

Confused about the First Amendment? Start here.

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Primers

Primers

Get up to speed on First Amendment issues, from the basics to cutting edge topics, in a minimal amount of time.

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Topics

Topics

Delve deeper by browsing through our library of First Amendment research articles, sorted by topic.

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The Quad

The Quad, FAC

A first-of-its-kind listing of organizations and influencers supporting free speech on college campuses.

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Newstrition

Newstrition

A new interactive tool that makes it easy for the public to make informed decisions about what is real and what is “junk” news.

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State of the First Amendment Survey

State of the First Amendment, #SOFA2018

Learn how Americans view their freedoms–and how those attitudes have changed over the years.

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Publications

Report Cards

Read our publications on First Amendment issues.

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Moot Court

Moot Court

Learn about the annual Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition.

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Supreme Court Cases

SCOTUS

Our compilation of Supreme Court decisions relating to the First Amendment since 1999.

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About the Founder

John Siegenthaler

Learn about John Siegenthaler

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About the First Amendment Center

FAC

Learn about what we do.

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