Thomas again calls for overruling of Buckley v. Valeo

Justice Clarence Thomas asserts that giving money to a political campaign constitutes core political speech that’s protected by the First Amendment.

A ‘flash’ of insight on just how free is our free speech

Case involving flashing headlights to warn motorists of speed traps reminds us that government can’t override our free speech without good reason rooted in law.

A time for more speech in the face of bias, bigotry

One of the hardest times for the image of the First Amendment is when its protection means sheltering speech that most people find offensive, degrading or vile.

Ruling for rapper Rick Ross good for First Amendment

Court finds musician did not so much appropriate the name of the real former cocaine dealer Ricky D. Ross as engage in transformative artistic expression.

Civility: Let’s try that free-speech option in 2014 in public life

To reshape public debate in a more civil manner, truth, independence and transparency are a good place for a free press to start.

Here are 3 ‘Duck Dynasty’ free-speech lessons

Phil Robertson’s adventures in free speech remind us that, as long as government doesn’t intervene, there’s no First Amendment issue.

A victory for student speech, but will it be Pyrrhic?

All the 3rd Circuit needed to do was find that “I Love Boobies” bracelets were not plainly lewd or substantially disruptive to the school.

Federal appeals court issues significant ruling on student online speech

Decision upholding expulsion of a student who allegedly made online threats increases possibility that Supreme Court will tackle thorny questions of student online expression.

Crass though it may be, this tweet is free speech

It’s not just athletes and celebrities that damage their careers with indiscreet tweets.

Debate over Syria an unprecedented national ‘e-conversation’

Americans are engaged in what is a historic – at least, by virtue of being largely electronic – national discussion over national priorities and military options.

Loudness and liberty: When free speech is shouted down

Shouting down or drowning out speakers is not an exercise is free speech. No ideas are exchanged when the speech from one party or group is simply designed to inhibit the speech of another.

Watchdogs oppose NC undercover investigations bill

A North Carolina bill criminalizing undercover investigations into workplace abuses has drawn opposition from at least 25 animal welfare, worker and watchdog groups.

Feds, soldier’s supporter in Wikileaks case settle

The federal government has agreed to destroy all data obtained from a computer and other electronic devices seized from an outspoken advocate of an Army private accused of sending more than 700,000 classified U.S. documents to Wikileaks, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday.

Appeals court rejects Va. ballot access provision

Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions for third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Iowa college to pay $14K to settle speech lawsuit

An Iowa community college will pay nearly $14,000 to settle a free-speech lawsuit filed by a student who was barred from distributing fliers criticizing a conference on gay youth.