20 Facts About the First Amendment You Should Know

Discover 20 little-known facts about the First Amendment.

Perspective: Violence Should Not Dim the First Amendment

Strong protections for our core First Amendment freedoms are a bulwark against…

Is Clothing Protected by the First Amendment?

Can you wear whatever you want, wherever you want?
A U.S. Secret Service agent guards the main stage at Fiserv Forum during preparations for the 2024 Republican National Convention.

Presidential Convention Protests: First Amendment Protections, Limits

What are the limits on presidential convention protests?

Gender Pronouns and Free Speech: What You Need to Know

Can the government require people to use someone's pronouns?

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Cursing at Police: Free Speech or Arrestable Offense?

Can you be arrested for swearing at a police officer?
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Are Cults Illegal? A First Amendment Analysis

The First Amendment protects freedom of religion, but what about cults?
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Can Famous People Sue You for Criticizing Them? Actual Malice Explained

Everything to know about scrutinizing powerful people.
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Real-world examples of Americans exercising this vital First Amendment freedom.
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