Ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee reviewed and loosened its rules about protest on the field of play, but reiterated restrictions on medal podium activism, saying: Don’t.
Significant First Amendment cases involving religion, student speech, assembly and press rights were at the top of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the just-finished 2020-21 term.
When news is overwhelming — as it has been this past year — more people turn to local news than almost any other source.
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a significant victory for student First Amendment rights in its first-ever social media case at the K-12 level. The decision also protected parental rights and reaffirmed the core principles of a seminal student speech decision of more than 50 years ago.
The Freedom Forum is 30 years old this July 4, but in many ways is just getting started in its mission of “fostering First Amendment freedoms for all.”
The following is an excerpt of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson’s remarks on accepting the Freedom Forum’s Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Watch the program here.
Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia was framed as a culture war flashpoint between religious freedom and LGBTQ+ civil rights.
In the new religious America, Protestants are no longer the majority faith, minority religions are increasingly visible and vocal and growing numbers of people have no religious affiliation at all.
For decades, the Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment as the protector of the nation’s news media: