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Judge Rules that Blocking Critic on Facebook Violated First Amendment

A personal website of a public figure is not subject to First Amendment restrictions, and so the site operator can block users. But a recent federal ruling says "the suppression of critical commentary regarding elected officials is the quintessential form of viewpoint discrimination against which the First Amendment guards."

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Top Climate Policy Official Says Trump Administration Targeted Him

After the Obama administration waged a war against whistleblowers and leakers, how will the Trump administration deal with similar challenges? At the Department of Veterans Affairs, Trump signed a whistleblower protection act. But upheaval at the Interior Department may lead the administration on a different path.

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Public Forums: Protecting Demonstrations in the Streets

The underlying law on public forums is well established. Traditional public forums include such areas as streets, sidewalks and parks […]

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Crossing Cultural Red Lines: New Threats to Free Expression in the Arts

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 7PM—DOORS AT 6:15PM SUBCULTURE, 45 BLEECKER ST., NEW YORK TICKETS: $15 Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The […]

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N.R.A. Criticized For Attacking First Amendment Right To Protest

In an open letter, Women’s March Leader Tamika Mallory writes, “The advertisement released by the NRA is a direct attack […]

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Supreme Court Affirms Hate Speech Protected

First Amendment expert, Eugene Volokh writes that in Matal v. Tam, also known as the “Slants” case, the “justices made […]

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Privacy: Newsworthiness is a Strong Defense

Privacy (Embarrassing Private Facts) Disclosure of private facts about an individual, according to the Restatement (Second) of Torts, can give […]

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