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PEN America

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Would Make it A Crime to “Taunt” a Police Officer

While there may exist some disagreement as to whether raising penalties for crimes associated with rioting violates the First Amendment, there is at least one provision in the Kentucky bill that is explicitly unconstitutional. 

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Dare to Speak: Free Speech in Our Troubled Times

Watch the full video interview between writer Salman Rushdie and human rights advocate and PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel as they discuss today's most pressing free speech issues, including the monopoly of social media giants and the rise in global attacks on free expression.

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Journalistic Solutions to Misinformation and Restoring Public Trust in the News

Join us for a conversation on February 10th with Nora Benavidez on how journalists and readers can help slow the spread of misinformation and restore public trust in news. The Q&A is part of our #FAWPublicForum event series, a monthly conversation with First Amendment experts on contemporary free speech issues. 

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Trump

Judge Temporarily Blocks Publication of Trump’s Niece’s Book

The decision has been met with push back by press advocacy groups who argue that the book is of  "immense public interest" and should proceed without interference.

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Federal Court Rules That First Amendment Suit Against Trump Can Proceed

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit that claims that the President retaliated against media companies and reporters who were critical of his actions.

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First Amendment Lawyer Ted Boutrous Honored with Leadership Award from PEN America

"We need PEN America more than ever to achieve this objective and I am so honored to be part of its mission,” Boutrous said in a statement.

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PEN America Rebuts Trump’s Motion To Dismiss Suit Over First Amendment Violations

Updated 3/25/2020: District court rejected Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss PEN America’s lawsuit, says the case can proceed. PEN America […]

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Presidential Calls For Reporter Firings Chill Press Freedom

In a statement responding to President Trump’s tweet calling for the firing of the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, PEN American Director Suzanne […]

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