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Death Of The Protest March? Yes, If One Court Has Its Way.

Protest marches are one of the quintessential means of promoting social causes or airing societal and political grievances.  From the freedom marches of the early 1960s led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s and early 1970s, to the Iraq War protests of the early 2000s, millions upon millions of Americans have...

Richard Jewell and the Boundaries of Artistic License

When media and entertainment titans battle one another over the truth – and challenge each other on First Amendment protections of free speech and a free press – things can get awfully strange, and, at times, very ugly. Let’s start with film director Clint Eastwood’s latest critically acclaimed movie about Richard Jewell and the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympic...

What Does Free Speech Mean to You?

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The Campaign for Free Speech took to the streets of New York City to ask people what the First Amendment means to them. According to our recent polling, many people in this country believe that speech should be restricted—and that individuals who use “hate speech” should even go to jail. But as we questioned individuals in the heart of Times Square,...

Student Protests Threaten Free Speech on College Campuses

Student-run protests on college campuses seem to be a daily occurrence now. It's like clockwork: A controversial guest speaker is invited to lecture on campus, and in no time students are up in arms. But why are college students—especially ones at some of the most prestigious schools—so eager to dismiss learning opportunities as instances of "oppression?" Of course, students have...