8 Controversial Commencement Speakers Throughout History

Exploring controversial commencement speakers and their First Amendment rights.

Unforgettable Stories and Images from Freedom Summer 1964

Looking back 60 years later.

Are Deepfakes Protected by the First Amendment?

Exploring the ongoing debate surrounding deepfakes and the First Amendment.
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15 Freedom of Assembly Examples You Should Know

15 times freedom of assembly was exercised throughout US history.
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National Security and the First Amendment: When Can Rights Be Limited?

Exploring the centuries-long tension between the First Amendment and national security.
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Does the First Amendment Protect Anonymous Speech?

The right to hide our identity vs. the potential harms.
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Is Opinion Writing Protected by the First Amendment?

Why (and how) the First Amendment protects opinion writing.
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49% of Americans can identify religion as a First Amendment freedom.


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