Freedom of Speech

The First Amendment to the Constitution forbids Congress from passing any law abridging the freedom of speech. The Supreme Court has applied this limitation to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Student Free-Speech bill Passes KY. Senate
Date: 02/20/15
Source: The Glasgow Daily Times

Committee Aims to Revive Free Speech in the Classroom
Date: 02/07/15
Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

Obama Weighs in on Freedom of Speech after Charlie Hebdo Massacre
Date: 02/05/15
Source: Yahoo! News

Ohio University Settles Free-Speech Lawsuit over Suggestive T-Shirt
Date: 02/03/15
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Cursing Teen at Mill Pond Ignites Debate on Freedom of Speech
Date: 12/22/14
Source: The Detroit Free Press

Obama White House Stands by Free Speech in Sony Hacking Scandal
Date: 12/18/14
Source: MSNBC

Free Speech Lawsuit: Silenced Street Musicians Target Sugatuck Busking Laws
Date: 12/17/14

Woman Awarded $100,000 in Free Speech Settlement
Date: 12/14/14
Source: Fox News 32 Chicago

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if License Plates Fall Under Freedom of Speech
Date: 12/09/14
Source: WJHG 7 Panama City Beach

No Clear Cut Outcome for Supreme Court’s Internet Free Speech Case
Date: 12/01/14
Source: CBS News

Supreme Court Examines Internet Threats and Freedom of Speech
Date: 12/02/14
Source: WKTV 2 Uitca

Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?
Date: 11/25/14
Source: The New York Times

Confederate Flag Display Stirs Emotions Near Purdue
Date: 11/19/14
Source: The Lafayette Journal & Courier

Editing Google’s Search results Would Damage Free Speech, Judge Rules
Date: 11/18/14
Source: The Guardian

ACLU Seek Free Speech Protection in Ferguson
Date: 11/16/14
Source: KSDK 5 St. Louis

Gun Store Owners Challenge California Law in Federal Court
Date: 11/11/14
Source: KCRA 3 and KQCA Sacramento

Law Experts Want Charges Against Perry to be Dismissed
Date: 11/10/14
Source: KXXV Waco-Killen-Temple

Free Speech, Social Media, & Your Boss
Date: 11/07/14
Source: KMTV 3 Omaha

Judge Dismisses Part of a Freedom of Speech Lawsuit Against Portland
Date: 10/28/14
Source: The Portland Press Herald

Wearing Unearned Medal Can be a Crime; Free-Speech Claim rejected
Date: 10/29/14

Bill Maher at Cal Controversy Builds
Date: 10/31/14

Does ESPN’s GameDay Control Free Speech?
Date: 10/23/14
Source: The Tallahassee Democrat

Free Speech and Electioneering Laws Collide in NKY Case
Date: 10/13/14

First NRA Sponsored Anti I594 ad Appears
Date: 10/12/14
Source: King 5 News

Bobby Jindal Wants Teachers To Know They Have Free Speech Rights, Too
Date: 10/9/14
Source: The Huffington Post

Anti-Drone Activists, Limited to ‘Free Speech Zone’ at Hancock Air Base, Protest Without Incident
Date: 10/5/14

Organizing to Defend a Professor’s Freedom of Speech
Date: 9/28/14
Source: The New York Times

Madison County Schools Sued After Disciplining Student Over Nude Photo
Date: 9/23/14
Source: The Clarion-Ledger

SEPTA’s Ad Refusal Sparks Free-Speech Fight
Date: 9/23/14
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

McKinney Faults Prof on Criticism of Foley; It’s Free Speech, says UConn
Date: 9/21/14
Source: The New Haven Register

Neo-Nazi Candidate Must be Heard, Foes Say
Date: 9/19/14
Source: The Courier-Journal

Appeals Court: Hateful Poem Sent to Professor a Form of Free Speech
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Boise State Changes Policies After Gun-rights Flap
Date: 9/17/14
Source: Twin Falls Times-News

Williamsville Superintendent, Board Face Lawsuit by Suspended Administrator
Date: 9/9/14
Source: The Buffalo News

Senate Dems in Doomed Push to Limit Campaign Funds
Date: 9/8/14
Source: ABC News

UC Berkeley Chancellor: Free Speech Requires “civility”
Date: 9/7/14
Source: Washington Times

Judge: Free Speech Applies to Michigan Vanity Plates
Date: 9/4/14
Source: The Indianapolis Star

Tainted Well Prompts Free Speech Dispute
Date: 9/5/14
Source: Killeen Daily Herald

The Law Against Artists: Public Art Often Loses Out in Court
Date: 9/4/14
Source: New York Observer

Judge: Free speech applies to Michigan vanity plates
Date: 9/4/14
Source: Indy Star

Montana KKK flier prompts free speech debate
Date: 8/30/14
Source: Great Falls Tribune

Black Teens Unfairly Expelled From Ohio High School After Making Rap Music Video’s
Date: 9/3/14
Source: The Washington Post