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Supreme Court’s Decision in Vulgar Trademark Case Affirms Core Principles

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The court addressed the case of an artist who founded a clothing line named FUCT. The name obviously bears close resemblance to a profanity.
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White House “Chills” on Free Speech

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Most government employees have severe restrictions on their First Amendment rights. Some of these restrictions are justified. But there are plenty of examples of this censorship going too far.
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Arresting a Person for Profanity Often Violates the First Amendment

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A three-judge panel affirmed in its decision that the key to the case is individuals often have a First Amendment right to utter profanity — even directed at police officers.
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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

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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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