Inside the First Amendment

Trump’s Heightened Attacks on the Media are an Affront to the First Amendment

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Yesterday, David Kaye, UN special rapporteur and IACHR special rapporteur, Edison Lanza, issued a joint statement.
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The First Amendment was Meant for Times Like Now

Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers

The First Amendment’s protections of a free press were not intended to simply be nice words on parchment or on stone.
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Does it really matter that Americans don’t know exactly what the First Amendment says?

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Americans are generally aware that the First Amendment gives them the right to express themselves but are pretty fuzzy on its actual details.
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We Hate “False News” Even More Than We Hate “Hate” On Social Media

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The 2018 State of the First Amendment survey found that the more we know about our First Amendment freedoms, the less likely we are to agree with placing limits on those freedoms.
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The biggest threat to democracy might be the loss of local newspapers

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It’s not national news media outlets that we need to worry about. Smaller newspapers are suffering.
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Half-Baked? The Supreme Court Decision on Masterpiece Cakeshop

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The Supreme Court’s much-anticipated decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case sidesteps overarching issues of religious freedom and gay rights.
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An ongoing outrage, a tragedy — and a puzzling farce

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News of a Russian journalist faking his own death and the debate it ignited has overwhelmed another tragic journalist killing in Mexico and the deaths of two reporters here in the U.S.
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These Two States Are Pushing Laws to Criminalize Some Protests

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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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