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Exploring the ongoing debate surrounding deepfakes and the First Amendment.

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15 times freedom of assembly was exercised throughout US history.
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8 Controversial Commencement Speakers Throughout History

Exploring controversial commencement speakers and their First Amendment rights.

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Everything to know about protesting on college campuses.

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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.

Does the First Amendment Protect Anonymous Speech?

The right to hide our identity vs. the potential harms.

Is Opinion Writing Protected by the First Amendment?

Why (and how) the First Amendment protects opinion writing.
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Are License Plates Free Speech?

Can the government censor custom license plates?
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Is the TikTok Law a Violation of the First Amendment?

Exploring the First Amendment implications of the new TikTok law.
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Can a Person’s Name Be Illegal? The How (and Why) Behind Banned Names

Can parents name their children whatever they want?
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Reporter’s Privilege: Protecting the Right to Know

Discover what reporter's privilege is and how it protects everyone's right to know.
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