First Amendment News

First Amendment News

From time to time we will repost essays previously published on FAN (and in some cases on First Amendment Watch as well). Read more


First Amendment News

First Amendment News: The Changing Character Our Free Speech Culture: Zuckerberg Calls for "More Active Role" of Government in Regulating Speech. Read more


First Amendment News

Featuring 1A Auto, Inc. v. Sullivan, Jameel Jaffer argues Knight Institute v. Trump in Second Circuit, and more! Read more


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The White House just released this Executive Order, which in relevant part declares... Read more


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Last week Rowman and Littlefield released Collins & Skover’s The People v. Ferlinghetti: The Fight to Publish Allen Ginsberg’s Howl (hard cover: $30 with photos). Here is the abstract of our latest book: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s name does not appear in any First Amendment treatise or casebook. And yet when the best-selling poet and proprietor of City Lights Books... Read more Read more


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Emory University will host "Academic Freedom and Free Speech on Campus." Read more


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By Catherine J. Ross Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (“CPAC”) on March 2, President Trump announced plans to sign an executive order “very soon” that would “require colleges to support free speech if they want federal research” funds. (Maureen Groppe & Sean Rossman, President Donald Trump, in CPAC speech, said he’ll sign ‘free speech’... Read more Read more


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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Brandenburg v. Ohio, the 1969 case that established when political speech can be suppressed for inciting lawless action. Read more


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The post below is another essay in response to Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurrence from a denial of certiorari in the case of McKee v. Cosby (2019). The previous post was by Lee Levine & Stephen Wermiel: Dubious Doubts and ‘the Central Meaning of the First Amendment’—A Preliminary Reply to Justice Thomas (March 1, 2019). ___________... Read more Read more


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The Newseum, where I worked as part of its First Amendment Center, will close at the end of 2019. In that regard, I asked one of my colleagues, Paul Sparrow, to write a few words about the Newseum and its history. I also invited another one of my colleagues, Paul McMasters, to prepare a follow-up... Read more Read more



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