State of the First Amendment Commentary

Survey Shows Support for Students’ Off-Campus, Online Speech

State of the First Amendment 2015

The most pressing question in student speech (K-12) law is “When are school officials allowed to exert authority over students for off-campus, online speech?”
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In new poll, marriage equality beats religious objections

State of the First Amendment survey finds majorities support same-sex health benefits and requiring wedding businesses to serve gay couples, religious beliefs notwithstanding.
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Young Americans have free-speech rights, too

State of the First Amendment

Just as government is barred from limiting adults’ free speech, public schools should have very little latitude in limiting the freedom of speech of young people. That’s why the results of the new State of the First Amendment survey conducted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center is so encouraging.
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Young Americans have free-speech rights, too

It’s encouraging that 2014 State of the First Amendment survey shows most people say high school students should have same freedom to exercise their first freedoms as adults do.
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It’s vital to know how to use — and defend — our freedoms

Although this year’s State of the First Amendment survey shows some disturbing results, it also indicates more Americans back free expression in areas of society that have not always enjoyed popular support.
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Fear after violent incidents imperils our core liberties

State of the First Amendment survey showing steep rise in number of people saying First Amendment goes too far is cause for concern for the freedoms that make us who we are.
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