Court reduces restrictions on Biden administration contact with social media platforms
A federal appeals court in Louisiana agreed on Friday evening with Missouri’s attorney general that the Biden administration “ran afoul of the First Amendment” by threatening social media platforms over posts spreading misinformation. But the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans concluded a lower court’s wide-ranging order barring […]
Trump’s trials must be televised | Opinion
Former president Donald Trump’s federal trial for allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 election must be televised into every living room, on every laptop and every iPhone in America, for anyone who wants to see it for themselves. Everyone in the country, and around the world, should have the opportunity to watch, in real time, […]
Anti-LGBTQ laws in the U.S. are getting struck down for limiting free speech
Nearly 500 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures in the U.S. in 2023. Many of those bills seek to reduce or eliminate gender-affirming care for transgender minors or to ban drag performances in places where minors could view them. Most of those bills have not become law. But many of those that have […]
What the First Amendment really says. Four basic principles of free speech in the U.S. | Opinion
Like all constitutional rights, the right to free speech has its limits. No matter what Elon Musk says.
The Supreme Court’s free speech verdict in Pa. cheerleader case won’t help declining civil discourse | Opinion
As knowledge about the First Amendment has waned, so has training in this fundamental constitutional right.
How a Pa. case may impact what public school students all over the country can – and can’t – say on social media | Opinion
Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.