First Amendment

‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

Charlottesville protesters

Attempts to censor neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups is a betrayal of our nation’s core principles — not to mention ineffective and counterproductive.
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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?

First Amendment

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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Book on Sit-Ins Is a Most Compelling Read

A brilliant new book titled The Sit-Ins: Protest & Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era (University of Chicago Press) examines the sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement in the
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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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The White House is wrong. A free press is ‘the people’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Newseum Institute President Gene Policinski’s op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman looks at the historic tension between the press and the president.
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School walkouts in the wake of ‘Parkland’ — protected by the First Amendment or not?

Parkland student protests

As the youth movement around gun control gains steam, some schools have threatened students with suspension and other consequences if they protest on school grounds.
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The First Amendment Receives a C+ in Fall Report Card

“Grades” for freedom of speech and assembly dropped this quarter after events like the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., eroded public support for the First Amendment.
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Speaking your mind, when free speech has consequences

An ESPN reporter called Trump a white supremacist, and the White House suggested she be fired. Thanks to the First Amendment, ESPN gets the final say.
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