freedom of assembly

Famed Sculptor Stood Up for Civil Rights

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When we appreciate the beauty and artistic genius of Frederick Hart, let’s also remember his commitment to justice and civil rights.
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We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

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Recap the controversial and multi-faceted First Amendment issues of 2019, from a Black Lives Matter activist lawsuit, the Ukraine-Biden investigation controversy, regulatory threats over political advertising and beyond.
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We Should Protest Proposed Restrictions on White House Protests

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The National Park Service has proposed new regulations and is considering new fees that thousands fear will dissuade most demonstrators from protesting at the White House.
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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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First Amendment Earns a C+ on Winter 2018 Report Card

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An antagonistic presidential administration caused the press freedom “grade” to suffer, while freedoms of speech and assembly saw slight improvement.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Protest

Mosque protesters and counter-protesters were prevented from exercising their right to assemble by the intervention of a third group. The two opposing groups of protesters left to get lunch together.
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Freedom of Assembly and Edwards v. South Carolina: Protecting the Peaceful Expression of Unpopular Views

How freedom of assembly was upheld during the Civil Rights Movement, and how those laws protect our right to protest today.
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