First Amendment

Free Speech Isn’t Always Valuable. That’s Not the Point.

Speech Religion Newseum

We shouldn’t think about free expression in terms of value. What’s important is that free expression rights are indivisible.
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Newseum to Host Special Program on the Trump Administration’s First 100 Days

Trump at news conference

The program will convene members of the press, government officials and First Amendment advocates to discuss First Amendment challenges in the early days of the current administration.
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“Welcoming the Stranger” in the Age of Trump

Immigrants rights protest

Religious individuals and communities offer sanctuary to undocumented people, defending their actions as acts of religious conscience protected by the First Amendment.
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At Long Last, the Stuff of Journalism

White House press corps

A free press is now in full-operating mode in the role that the nation’s founders intended: as a watchdog on government.
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Good News for the Future of the First Amendment

Knight Foundation survey tracks rise in American high school students’ support of First Amendment freedoms.
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Native journalist faces trespass, riot charges — in silence

Jenni Monet

Native American journalist Jenni Monet was arrested last week while covering protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Why aren’t more journalism institutions rallying in her support?
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“A shameful day”

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program and permanently imposing a religious test for refugees going forward.
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A Continuing Trend: Using the First to Interpret the Second

Courts have reasoned that just as the First Amendment doesn’t protect all forms of speech, the Second Amendment doesn’t give one an unqualified right to possess any kind of weapon.
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Justice Scalia: The 45 words — and original meaning — of the First Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Scalia, 79, who died Saturday, was a proud and most-recent Supreme Court advocate of “textual originalism” throughout his legal career and three-decade tenure as a justice.
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Court: No First Amendment Right to View Porn in Public

A public library patron does not have a First Amendment right to view pornography, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled recently.
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