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First Amendment
DeRay Mckesson

Black Lives Matter Leader May Face Trial for Actions of Anonymous Protester

A prominent Black Lives Matter activist, DeRay Mckesson, might go on trial for injuries sustained by a police officer during […]

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Handman and Zycherman: “Fear Not: New York Times v. Sullivan Heartily Embraced by the Court’s Newest Jurist, Justice Kavanaugh”

The post is another essay in response to Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurrence from a denial of certiorari in the case […]

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Justice Clarence Thomas

Levine and Wermiel: “Dubious Doubts and ‘the Central Meaning of the First Amendment’—A Preliminary Reply to Justice Thomas”

By Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel There are any number of obvious responses to Justice Clarence Thomas’s misguided assertion in […]

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Border wall

Judge Rules Student May Wear “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” T-shirt

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order that would allow high school senior Addison Barnes to wear a t-shirt that read "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co." for the remainder of the school year. Barnes lawyers argued that his shirt constituted "pure political speech" and did not disturb or interfere with the school, promote illegal activity or contain obscene or vulgar language.

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Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: Sinclair, Next Time Just Put Your Name To The Message

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on April 5, 2018, on the Newseum blog, and […]

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student protests

Catherine Ross on Student Walkouts: “What is at stake in teaching young people how to live liberty—particularly how to exercise their expressive rights—is nothing less than the future of our democracy.”

Our guest writer and constitutional law scholar, Catherine Ross, speaks out about the student protests rocking the nation from the March 14 walkouts to the March for our Our Lives movement and looking ahead to the next planned protests on April 20th. Her book, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights, excerpted on FAW looks at important free speech issues relevant to today's movement.

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New Survey Finds First Amendment Challenges on College Campuses

Gallup, the Knight Foundation, the American Council on Education, Charles Koch Institute and the Stanton Foundation worked together to update […]

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