free speech

Losing our Core Freedoms by Not Knowing We Have Them

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In 2019, widespread ignorance of our core freedoms and how our government functions is just plain dangerous.
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50 Years Ago, the Court Enters the True Threats Thicket in Watts v. United States

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The case should be celebrated for emphasizing the importance of politically charged advocacy and ensuring that such advocacies are not misconstrued as true threats.
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Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media — Public Safety or Censorship?

Is the government taking a necessary step to ensure the safety of its people? Or is it a misguided act of censorship?
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Free Speech Makes Hypocrites of Us All

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While everybody loves the First Amendment in theory, nobody’s all that fond of it in practice.
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Existing Libel Laws Protect the Right to Speak Freely – For All of Us

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Make no mistake: The impact of chilling or weakening the Times legal protections will reach into every home, every cellphone and every social media post.
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Violent-themed Student Speech

In the wake of Columbine, school officials have taken to treating all violent-themed student speech as true threats.
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The Ripple Effects of the Government Shutdown — Why We Should be More Civil to our Civil Servants

TSA, associated press, government shutdown

How’s our economy doing? Are the Trump tariffs actually working? Is it a good time to buy a house, start a business or invest in the stock market? No one knows.
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A Growing List: 2019 Threats to First Amendment Freedoms

More of us than ever appear concerned about our First Amendment rights than at any time in the past 25 years.
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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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