freedom of speech

Does the University of Illinois’ Title IX policy violate freedom of the press?

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A recent university investigation conducted reviews on the handling of sexual harassment complaints and if their Title IX policy violates the First Amendment.
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Funny or Not, Speech is Still Free

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The joke is on you, because that’s how the First Amendment works.
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Federal Judge Allows Jailhouse Lawyer’s Retaliation Claim to Proceed

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Prisoners retain First Amendment free-speech rights even behind bars.
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Does the First Amendment Protect Speech Made By Artificial Intelligence?

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The history of technology and the First Amendment essentially involves our legal system slowly and reluctantly expanding the definition of speech to include new forms of communication.
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School Officials Need a First Amendment Lesson

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Students have a First Amendment right not to recite the school pledge as a form of peaceful protest, but not all schools honor that.
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Punishing Congress Members for Free Speech Violates First Amendment

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The essence of our First Amendment freedoms is the government may not inhibit or punish us for our speech, regardless of the content of that speech.
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Are social media companies going “too far” to regulate content on their platforms?

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Americans are no longer taking everything they see on the internet at face value — and that’s a good thing for our democracy.
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Federal Judge Rules Middle School Officials Could Punish Student for Writing ‘Trump 2016’ on Whiteboard

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The district court emphasized that the punishment did not relate to any particular political viewpoint.
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Countering Conspiracy Theories with Critical Thinking

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Conspiracy theories are growing, alongside their consequences, but it is possible to help limit their spread and harmful effects.
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Then and Now, Flag Burner Benefits From 1989 First Amendment Ruling

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Thirty years ago, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark free speech decision, ruling that burning the U.S. flag was a form of “expressive conduct.”
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