Court reduces restrictions on Biden administration contact with social media platforms

BY: - September 8, 2023

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 […]

Former U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he makes a visit to the Cuban restaurant Versailles after he appeared for his arraignment on June 13, 2023, in Miami. Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 federal charges including possession of national security documents after leaving office, obstruction, and making false statements. (Photo by Alon Skuy/Getty Images)

Trump’s trials must be televised | Opinion

BY: - August 17, 2023

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

BY: - July 31, 2023

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 […]

The text of the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution carved into a stone marker in Philadelphia, Pa.

What the First Amendment really says. Four basic principles of free speech in the U.S. | Opinion

BY: - February 9, 2023

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

BY: - June 28, 2021

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

BY: - March 3, 2021

Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.