MORE ARTICLES FROM ‘Speech Commentary’
Justice Clarence Thomas asserts that giving money to a political campaign constitutes core political speech that’s protected by the First Amendment.
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.
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.
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.
To reshape public debate in a more civil manner, truth, independence and transparency are a good place for a free press to start.
Phil Robertson’s adventures in free speech remind us that, as long as government doesn’t intervene, there’s no First Amendment issue.
All the 3rd Circuit needed to do was find that “I Love Boobies” bracelets were not plainly lewd or substantially disruptive to the school.
It’s not just athletes and celebrities that damage their careers with indiscreet tweets.
Americans are engaged in what is a historic – at least, by virtue of being largely electronic – national discussion over national priorities and military options.
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.
Egypt has reportedly arrested a comedian for mocking President Mohamed Morsi, prompting criticism by the U.S. State Department.
A measure of our freedom is how foolish we’re allowed to be in exercising our rights, as in the case of the man who praised the Newtown shootings on Facebook.
Protest group Anonymous wants White House to declare a form of cyberattack as a type of First Amendment-protected activity, but it’s really just a heckler’s veto.
It’s a measure of Presley’s music that it continues to be played all over the globe and a measure of his style that he can still startle the easily offended.