News & Commentary

Regular commentary from the Freedom Forum Institute on First Amendment issues is now distributed under the “First Five” banner — which also includes a podcast and a weekly newsletter.

First Five Newsletter: January 23, 2019

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Proposed rules and guidance to religion and public schools, arguments that could dramatically alter the line separating church and state and more.
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Famed Sculptor Stood Up for Civil Rights

United States Flag

When we appreciate the beauty and artistic genius of Frederick Hart, let’s also remember his commitment to justice and civil rights.
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Chipsters in the World: Menlo Park, California

Maeleeke Lavan and Vanessa Casavant

Check out the latest photo in our Where in the World are our Chipsters series.
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First Five Newsletter: January 16, 2019

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First Amendment-ish issues, posts of off the record interviews with political candidates, social media policies on political speech and more.
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First Amendment-ish

First Amendment

The First Amendment prevents the government from censoring or punishing your speech, but it doesn’t apply to private organizations.
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Q&A: Talia Buford (2004)

Chips Quinn Scholars

This feature is part of an occasional series showcasing alumni of the Chips Quinn Scholars Program. The features were prepared by Chipsters in the 2019 class.
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Q&A: Kellie Hwang (2007)

Chips Quinn Scholars

This feature is part of an occasional series showcasing alumni of the Chips Quinn Scholars Program. The features were prepared by Chipsters in the 2019 class.
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First Five Newsletter: January 9, 2019

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Libel lawsuit against California, 2020 resolutions, Facebook banning videos of deepfake content and more.
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2020: The year to support, defend – and trust – our free press

2020 resolution

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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