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The freedom embodied in comedy is of serious importance — yet in America’s past and around the world today, making jokes about certain subjects can land comedians in legal trouble.
Georgetown University is runner-up in 24th annual National First Amendment Moot Court competition sponsored by Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University Law School.
Report by team of law students at the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America examines legal, legislative responses to Supreme Court ruling.
2013 State of the First Amendment survey results announced.
On February 26, 2013, the First Amendment Center and the Supreme Court Fellows Program Alumni Association hosted a discussion about how the news media reports on the Supreme Court. The discussion was moderated by Jim Duff, president and chief executive officer of the Freedom Forum and Newseum. Panelists included: Joan Biskupic, Jess Bravin and Pete Williams.
At a time when incendiary rhetoric and personal attacks characterize culture war debates, Chris Stedman works to build bridges across some of our deepest differences. How does a self-described “queer atheist” find common ground between faith communities and the nonreligious, between gay and straight?
Find out on May 23 when Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project, interviews Stedman about his efforts to promote understanding, religious liberty, compassion and pluralism in our crowded and often hostile public square.
Allen H. Neuharth, founder of USA Today, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89.
Lisa Song, a former Chips Quinn scholar (2010) and two other reporters from InsideClimate News were awarded a Pulitzer Prize on April 15 for national reporting. The journalists from InsideClimate News were cited “for their rigorous reports on flawed regulation of the nation’s oil pipelines, focusing on potential ecological dangers posed by diluted bitumen (or ‘dilbit’), a controversial form of oil.”
The poet shapes words, skillfully arranging phrases to convey personal challenge, emotion, or startling gestures of humanity. The United States Poet Laureate ascends to the role of public figure, freely sharing the process of literary creation, inspiring individuals to read and write poetry, and transforming perception and appreciation of the genre.
On April 16 at the Newseum, Natasha Trethewey, Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing and United States Poet Laureate, will read selections from her work, followed by a conversation with Charles Haynes of the First Amendment Center about her poetry, her national role, and the place of poetry in society.
1 for All competition prompted thousands to express support for First Amendment freedoms.
March 18 program at the Newseum to explore current challenges, future directions; RSVP deadline March 7.
Commentary, analysis on Supreme Court rulings and a host of First Amendment issues from throughout the year.
Headlines, links to stories in which our nationally recognized experts have been quoted.
After receiving more than 17,000 submissions last year, including tweets from the White House and celebrities, the “Free to Tweet” campaign this year gives students more time to celebrate their First Amendment rights.
Find out about upcoming events and where our experts will be speaking.