The nation's leading scholar of mass shootings explains how media coverage of horrific events such as El Paso and Dayton stoke unwarranted fear and anxiety.
The constitutional amendment they support, like the president’s plan to regulate social media, trusts the government to moderate our political debate.
Every Democrat in the Senate Supports a Constitutional Amendment That Would Radically Curtail Freedom of Speech
The Democracy for All Amendment aims to mute some voices so that others can be heard.
It would essentially be a Fairness Doctrine for the internet.
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Owners painted the house bright pink and added two funny emojis after neighbors complained about illegal Airbnb rentals.
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The suit came after the school denied funding to bring Dana Loesch and Andrew Klavan to campus.
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The Dismissal of Nicholas Sandmann's Lawsuit Shows There's a Difference Between Unfair Press Coverage and Libel
While the teenager has a legitimate beef about coverage of his encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips, that doesn't mean he has a legal cause of action.
Section 230 Is the Internet's First Amendment. Now Both Republicans and Democrats Want To Take It Away.
From Josh Hawley to Kamala Harris, online free speech is under attack.
The presidential hopeful alleges the company violated her First Amendment rights when it suspended her campaign advertising site for 6 hours.
Superior Court Judge Rochelle East says the warrant violated California law.
Donald Trump is far from the only person who doesn't understand the Bill of Rights.
No diploma, no making money telling people how to eat better.
The pundit made the claim at a Senate hearing on allegations of tech censorship against conservatives.
The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
Trump supports a bill that would encourage censorship in the name of free speech.
The law is an ass, cleft and all.
Aggressive asset forfeiture collides with First Amendment rights.
The president invited Republican lawmakers as well as social media stars who claim that tech giants are suppressing free speech.
Two Lawsuits Argue That Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Blocking of Twitter Critics, Like Trump's, Violates the First Amendment
The New York congresswoman's use of Twitter seems similar to the president's in constitutionally relevant ways.
New Orleans can't use zoning regulations to decide what counts as artistic expression.
The court says the "interactive space" created by his account is a public forum, meaning that the president's viewpoint discrimination violates the First Amendment.
HBO documentary explores teen’s culpability in boyfriend’s suicide.
Prominent Pornography Researcher Frames Defamation Claims As Sexual Harassment, Prompting a Defamation Suit by Her Target
Nicole Prause and Donald Hilton, longtime opponents on the subject of pornography, are now facing off in court.
Facing Legal Challenge, Washington Weed Regulators Lift Ban on Cannabusiness Signs at Seattle Hempfest
The state's Liquor and Cannabis Board changed its policy after Hempfest and two marijuana retailers challenged it on constitutional grounds.
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds a Decision That Forced a Teenager to Register As a Sex Offender for Swapping Nude Selfies
That result "may strike some as unfair," the court says, but it's what state law required at the time.
A 6-3 ruling says that the First Amendment protects brand names that are considered “immoral” or “scandalous.”
Oberlin Has Been Ordered to Pay $44 Million in a Defamation Lawsuit. The Punishment Doesn't Fit the Crime.
A local bakery accused the college of defamation after students launched a public campaign against the store for racial profiling. Oberlin mounted a free speech defense.
Hawley is selling it as a way to fight tech-company "bias" against Republicans. Don't believe him.
In a letter to Dame explaining why the ads had been rejected, the MTA cited longstanding rules against ads "promoting a sexually oriented business."
Do the Hatch Act's Restrictions on Kellyanne Conway's Commentary Violate Her First Amendment Rights?
The president's spokeswoman is doing what she has always done on TV, unencumbered by the legal distinction between partisan pundit and executive branch employee.
Nancy Pelosi's overwrought take on Donald Trump's receptiveness to "oppo research" is hard to take seriously.
The debate about whether the killer should have been prosecuted for federal hate crimes shows how the Justice Department targets defendants based on the opinions they express.
The People v. Lawrence Ferlinghetti explains how America embraced free speech—and how we're ready to throw it away.
The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
The move violates the First Amendment, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
Censorship inevitably ends up being used to protect the powerful from criticism.
The move is an assault on the First Amendment.
Actions speak louder than words. Trump 's labeling of the media as "the enemy of the people" is bad, but he's not breaking into reporters' homes to find leakers. That's what the San Francisco Police Department did.
First Amendment Group Sues the University of Illinois Over Bias Reporting System, Restrictions on Political Speech
"An elaborate investigative and enforcement regime designed to restrain, deter, suppress, and punish speech."
Dissenting From a Decision Blocking a Retaliatory Arrest Claim, Neil Gorsuch Notes That 'Almost Anyone Can Be Arrested for Something'
The Trump appointee warns that "little would be left of our First Amendment liberties" if cops could punish people who irk them by finding a legal reason to bust them.