Mapping First Amendment Conflicts

From hamlets to big cities, from social media to the White House, First Amendment conflicts arise nearly every day in the United States. They can involve libel suits against a big media organization, an attempt by state legislators to restrict demonstrations, public officials blocking Twitter followers they don’t like, and much more. The endless challenges to freedom of expression raise vital questions of constitutional law and the place of free speech in a democratic society. Click on the map icons to get brief descriptions of controversies large and small (from 2018 to the present), as well as links to more information.

Updated July 27, 2023

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