State of the First Amendment

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.

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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First Amendment News

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About the Founder

John Siegenthaler

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About the First Amendment Center

FAC

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