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Student Protesters at Harvard Disrupt Discussion And Cause Venue Change

In early April, a group of student protesters at Harvard disrupted a discussion between two administrators who were going to […]

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New York Police Officers

Gene Policinski Commentary: You Think Bombs Will Deter, Discourage And Destroy Freedom? Think Again.

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on October 26, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]

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National Parks Service Proposal Would Compel Fees For DC Protests

The ACLU of D.C. submitted a formal written comment expressing opposition to the National Park Service’s proposed regulation changes to […]

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Immigration Activist Appeals Deportation Order, Arguing 1st Amendment Rights

Immigration activist Ravi Ragbir asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to temporarily block the government from […]

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Protesters

One Year Since Deadly Charlottesville Protests

The violent clashes between protestors in Charlottesville were cloaked in First Amendment rights to free speech. But while the Constitution may protect hate speech, it does not protect incitement of violence.

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Bill to Increase Fines And Penalties For Protestors Vetoed

“I believe that blocking access to freeways and airports is a matter of public safety for everyone involved,” Governor Mark […]

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Lata Nott

Lata Nott: These Two States Are Pushing Laws To Criminalize Some Protests

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Lata Nott, originally published this podcast on the Newseum blog, and has given First […]

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Are Student Walkouts Protected By the First Amendment?

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students around the country quickly began to protest gun violence. One way gaining much attention: student walkouts. School administrators have responded both positively and negatively to these demonstrations. Now various advocacy groups are calling for  a national walkout for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. March 14 in solidarity with the victims of the Florida tragedy. Are these protests protected by the First Amendment?

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