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Freedom of the Press
Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: A Growing List: 2019 Threats To First Amendment Freedoms

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on January 11, 2019, on the Newseum blog, […]

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SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh And The First Amendment: His Record, Views, And Controversies

In light of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, experts weigh in on his First Amendment record with mixed views. During the course of the confirmation process, Kavanaugh was questioned about reporter's privilege and whether he would allow journalists to divulge the details of confidential conversations he had with them decades ago.

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Report card

State of the First Amendment Scores a B-

Every quarter the Newseum Institute produces a “report card” on how the current administration is faring on the five freedoms: […]

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Notable Legal Ruling For Buzzfeed in Dossier Defense

A judge ruled that Buzzfeed may have legal protection for its decision to publish the “dossier” and a brief accompanying […]

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Eric Swalwell

Journalist Protection Act Introduced in Congress

February 7, 2018: Journalists Need Legislated Protection Says House Rep With attacks both verbal and physical against journalists on the […]

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John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

In his essay, On Liberty, John Stuart Mill argues that government has no right to limit the freedom of thought. He reasons that even a dissenting opinion held by a single individual has great value to society because it may turn out to be true.

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Federal Farmer Number 16, 1788

An anonymous writer from the 18th century makes the case for a federal law protecting the press from official censorship–"Newspapers may sometimes be the vehicles of abuse, and of many things not true; but these are but small inconveniences, in my mind, among many advantages.”

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Brandeis Concurring With Holmes in Whitney v. California, 1927

Justice Louis Brandeis concurrence articulated the American idea of freedom of speech many decades before the Supreme Court began expanding the rights of expression under the First Amendment. Some of his ideas have become critical justifications for safeguarding freedom of speech even under the most challenging conditions.

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