Florida v. Free Speech

First Amendment Watch has compiled our coverage of Florida's extraordinary number of serious violations of First Amendment rights.

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Three Laws Signed by DeSantis at the Center of Florida’s Surge in Book Bans

Book bans have been surging across the country, but in Florida, school boards across the state have been purging their shelves following the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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A Pair of Federal Lawsuits Claim Montana’s TikTok Ban Violates the First Amendment

TikTok and five of its Montana-based creators sued the state’s attorney general in two separate federal lawsuits challenging the state’s recently signed legislation which bans the app, claiming it violates the First Amendment.

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From Samantha Barbas’ ‘Actual Malice’: The Full Story of New York Times v. Sullivan

An excerpt from Samantha Barbas' recently published book "Actual Malice: Civil Rights and Freedom of the Press in New York Times v. Sullivan."

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Supreme Court Declines to Hold Tech Companies Liable for Hosted Content

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of both Google and Twitter in two separate cases finding that the tech companies can’t be held liable for content their users share on the platforms.

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[The] right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon, which has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right.”
-James Madison, Report on the Virginia Resolutions, 1800
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