News & Commentary

These Two States Are Pushing Laws to Criminalize Some Protests

Police at Protest

In the expressed interest of protecting critical infrastructure, these laws are designed to prevent protests that take place on or even near infrastructure sites.
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2018 Chips Quinn Scholars Program Kicks off in Nashville, Tenn.

Chips Quinn Scholars 25th Anniversary

The program, which is the Freedom Forum Institute’s most enduring diversity initiative, provides training and mentoring for aspiring student journalists.
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Parole Officer is Garcettized, Loses First Amendment Retaliation Case

A longtime parole officer for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) lost her First Amendment retaliation case before a federal district court.   The ruling shows
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Justice Owen Roberts’ Most Memorable First Amendment Passages

Justice Owen J. Roberts (1875 – 1955) was a U.S. Supreme Court Justice perhaps best known for changing his view on the constitutionality of federal New Deal legislation that established
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Presenting the Summer 2018 Class of Chips Quinn Scholars

Chips Quinn Scholars 25th Anniversary

Meet the final four members of the Summer 2018 class of Chips Quinn Scholars as the 48th CQS orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn., concludes this week.
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President’s press credential threat will be ‘trumped’ by the First Amendment

Trump at news conference

Here’s how the media should respond to President Trump’s threat to block reporters from White House press briefings.
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Journalists being killed, jailed, threatened – and that’s no joke

Ten journalists were killed Monday in attacks in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the U.S. media was still focused on a comedian’s controversial performance at Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner.
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Speaks at Newseum

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

Rosenstein spoke about the rule of law and the First Amendment, but also fielded questions about the long-running feud between the Justice Department and President Trump.
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Newseum Institute Renamed Freedom Forum Institute

Freedom Forum Institute logo

The Institute will continue championing the First Amendment under its new name.
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Presenting the Summer 2018 Class of Chips Quinn Scholars

Chips Quinn Scholars 25th Anniversary

Meet four more members of the Summer 2018 class of Chips Quinn Scholars as the 48th CQS orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn., approaches in mid-May.
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