Podcast: Free Spirits, or Discussing the State of the First Amendment Over Drinks

First Amendment

What do Americans know about the First Amendment, and how do they feel about issues like social media policies, campus speech and the relationship between the press and the President? 
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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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Podcast: Protecting Dissent

While most people are distracted by watching the White House, states are trying to pass laws that will chill the freedom to protest.
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These Two States Are Pushing Laws to Criminalize Some Protests

Police at Protest

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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Students Made Noise and Put the Best of the First Amendment on Display

Thousands of people and Newseum visitors put their First Amendment freedoms in action during the March for Our Lives weekend.
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Podcast: Censoring Student Journalists

Herriman Telegram

Does freedom of the press apply to high school students? Lata Nott interviews two student journalists about their fight to publish a story their school censored.
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Podcast: The First Amendment and Symbolic Speech

NFL players take a knee

Expressive acts, like kneeling during the national anthem or burning the American flag, are considered “symbolic speech” — but are they protected under the First Amendment?
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Patriotism, respect for flag cannot be ‘ordered’

NFL players take a knee

This weekend’s Take a Knee controversy brings to mind failed efforts from our past to mandate patriotism.
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Podcast: The Charlottesville Protests

Charlottesville protesters

In this episode, we discuss the events that transpired at the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville. How should we balance hateful messages and threats to public safety against the rights to free speech and free assembly?
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Christopher Eckhardt left his mark as student-speech litigant

Christopher Eckhardt left a lasting legacy in First Amendment law as one of the three student litigants who prevailed in their landmark 1969 free-speech battle before the U.S. Supreme Court
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