This column expresses the views of Gene Policinski, senior fellow for the First Amendment, Freedom Forum. This spring-now-summer of protest shows no signs of fading away, as demonstrators make their voices heard on issues as disparate as health regulations, gun violence, Confederate statues and institutionalized racism.
Two of our least-known freedoms, petition and assembly, are at the heart of our nation’s most profound changes.
A free press was under attack last weekend, in incidents not seen in this number since the height of the modern civil rights movement more than 60 years ago – and we cannot allow it to continue.
The long-simmering discontent between President Donald J. Trump and Silicon Valley powerhouses boiled over this week.
A CNN news crew was arrested early Friday morning by Minnesota State Police officers while doing a live, on-street report on a violent night of protest in Minneapolis.
Note: This column contains language that may offend, quoted as part of musical lyrics. As the COVID-19 crisis stretches on, we’re seeing more conflict, more protests and particularly more online rancor in the debate over how — and if — public officials should “open up” society or government restraints on gatherings, from bowling leagues and bars […]
Can the government override our First Amendment rights with orders such as limits on public assemblies, faith-based gatherings and public protests during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Guess what’s back in favor: The recently maligned-by-some institution — the daily White House press briefing.