First Amendment News

First Amendment News

“If our speech has no meaning, nothing has meaning.” – Albert Camus, Notebooks: 1942-1951 (1965), p. 23 The free speech problem of our times is meaningless speech. We need less of it, not more. Such speech is of no real value in the marketplace of ideas; it simply subverts the truth . . .  whatever the... Read more Read more


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“A generation ago, the court actively taught the public that the press was a check on government, a trustworthy source of accurate coverage, an entity to be specially protected from regulation and an institution with specific constitutional freedoms.” — Professor RonNell Andersen Jones, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College Of Law “Today, in contrast, it... Read more Read more


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“What’s unusual is that it’s secret throughout the process.” — David Cole (2003) “[They] can’t create a constitutional court and then insulate that court from any public access . . . creating blanket immunity from public review of its opinions.” — Theodore Olson (2021) “Informed debate about government surveillance is impossible if the public doesn’t have access to... Read more Read more


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As highlighted in a recent First Amendment News post, we seem to be witnessing a newfound resurgence in defamation actions, including suits against media outlets. In light of that, I was pleased to discover a recent and thoughtful article in the New York University Law Review, an article by Nicole Ligon, Supervising Attorney and Lecturing... Read more Read more


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The Knight Institute continues to expand its presence in the emerging world of free expression issues, both in the public and quasi-public domains. Read more


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The defamation litigation trend against public figures and now media outlets appears to be getting ever stronger. Read more


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Given Judge Silberman's bold dissent, I invited Bruce E.H. Johnson, a noted First Amendment lawyer and partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, to respond. Read more


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Ronald London, a highly skilled and savvy 1st Amendment lawyer with years of experience, has left DWT to head FIRE's Faculty Legal Defense Fund. Read more


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This post is the outgrowth of an op-ed by Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Krishnamurthy—“How Congress can prevent Big Tech from becoming the speech police.” Read more


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The post below is the outgrowth of an op-ed by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Prasad Krishnamurthy authored for The Hill — “How Congress can prevent Big Tech from becoming the speech police.” Robert Corn-Revere replied to the original article in a FAN post titled “Bring back the fairness doctrine? Destroying the internet in order... Read more Read more



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