From NBA to Trump to our ears and eyes, how free speech works

Freedom of Speech

Other nations may have rules or laws that in some fashion say they protect or really do protect freedom of speech, but none has quite the same strong constitutional protection that we have in the U.S.
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Protecting Religious Freedom Has a Domino Effect

Religious Freedom

The recent death of a turbaned Sikh law enforcement officer sparks conversation over the fact that some members of minority religious communities are still forced to decide between serving their country and honoring their religious identities.
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Former Sex Offenders Can Proceed with Lawsuit Challenging Restrictions on Internet Use

Internet Feature

A group of former sex offenders may continue with their lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC’s) restrictive policy on internet access for those convicted of sex crimes.
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Funny or Not, Speech is Still Free

Microphone

The joke is on you, because that’s how the First Amendment works.
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Colorado High Court Affirms Dismissal of Jury-Tampering Charges Against Men Who Advocated for Jury Nullification

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A Colorado court rule that two men who handed out brochures on jury nullification at the courthouse did not violate Colorado’s jury tampering statute.
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Federal Judge Allows Jailhouse Lawyer’s Retaliation Claim to Proceed

Prison

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

A.I. Feature

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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Federal Appeals Court Rules County Commissioners’ Prayer Practice Unconstitutional

Court

A recent court case determined the practice of invocational prayer that traditionally preceded the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners meetings “had run afoul of the Establishment Clause.”
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School Officials Need a First Amendment Lesson

school hallway

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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