free speech

What The Future Holds for Free Speech, Free Press

Freedom of Speech

A public discussion on the state of free speech and a free press will be held at the John Seigenthaler Center, on the Vanderbilt University campus, in Nashville, Tenn.
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‘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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Podcast: Censoring Student Journalists

Herriman Telegram

Does freedom of the press apply to high school students? Lata Nott interviews two student journalists about their fight to publish a story their school censored.
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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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Podcast: The First Amendment and Symbolic Speech

NFL players take a knee

Expressive acts, like kneeling during the national anthem or burning the American flag, are considered “symbolic speech” — but are they protected under the First Amendment?
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First Amendment Earns a C+ on Winter 2018 Report Card

First Amendment

An antagonistic presidential administration caused the press freedom “grade” to suffer, while freedoms of speech and assembly saw slight improvement.
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Shouting Down Free Speech

When speech becomes less about the communication of ideas and more about posturing and showing off your hatred for your enemies, fewer and fewer people will hear it.
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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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To Trump on NBC ‘License’ Tweet: No!

Protesters

Trump’s suggestion to challenge NBC’s license is Nixonian, unpatriotic and undemocratic.
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Hefner, Rolling Stone: Goodbye to two original free spirit, free speech icons

Rolling Stone and Playboy

With the impending sale of Rolling Stone and the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the sun sets on two champions for free expression.
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