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FIRST AMENDMENT

"A Texas jury ordered Alex Jones to pay $49.3 million for pain, suffering, and punitive damages for relentlessly smearing grieving Sandy Hook families as hoaxers. ... What kind of soulless cretin instigates that kind of trauma on already traumatized people?"
How can we balance the right to hide our identity with the potential harms of anonymity?
People who truly value "diverse voices" and "artistic expression" would allow Dave Chappelle's show to go on. Those who object to what the comedian says should be told that they need not buy a ticket, because "diverse voices" doesn't mean "all the voices except the ones I disagree with."
The five freedoms in the First Amendment have powered the nation’s long, divisive debate over the incredibly personal and societal issue of abortion — and may well be how we frame its future.

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It is the first major gun-control legislation to pass in three decades in a country with the highest gun ownership per capita in the world and the highest number of mass shootings annually among wealthy nations.
Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks' release of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables which Washington said had put lives in danger.
Rage and bombast are en vogue these days, and the impulse our elected leaders have is to lean into it. To use it in pursuit of their agendas.
"As a student, you do not surrender your First Amendment rights when attending a school-sponsored event. Your right to free exercise, including prayer, remains true at graduation. At the same time, no student should ever feel coerced into prayer — or any religious activity — by their school."
In 2015, Rep. Rick Becker, the founder of the Bastiat Caucus, voted to protect political spending as free speech, a position his criticism of Gov. Doug Burgum's spending on legislative races is at odds with.
Freedom Forum First Amendment specialist Kevin Goldberg breaks down why two key religious freedom cases before the Supreme Court this term matter to you — and predicts how the court will rule.

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At issue is whether a public employee's prayers and Christian-infused speeches alongside players amounted to governmental speech or a private act separate from his official duties.
The First Amendment has, historically, been at the center of what it means to be an American, but these days it seems millions of Americans are less concerned with protecting ideas, and their expression, then silencing them.
While many view the FOIA as a federal law for journalists to use in their role as watchdogs of government activity, access to records provides an ongoing benefit to all of us.

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