Printed copies of First Amendment Center publications are available free (unless otherwise noted) while supplies last. Order copies online or via e-mail to Please use the item numbers listed in parentheses below. If there is no item number, then the publication is not available in print. Be sure to include your postal mailing address. Or use the pdfs linked below.

State of the First Amendment survey reports

First Reports

The FCC’s Regulation of Indecency, by Lili Levi (207.07 FAC)

Implementing a Flag-Desecration Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, by Robert Corn-Revere (013-F05-FAC)

Student Expression in the Age of Columbine: Securing Safety and Protecting First Amendment Rights, by David L. Hudson Jr. (129.05-FAC)

Internet Filters and Public Libraries, by David L. Sobel (03-F11)

Balancing Act: Public Employees and Free Speech, by David. L. Hudson Jr. (02-F04)

Adult Entertainment and the Secondary-Effects Doctrine (02-F03)

Money Talks: Campaign-Finance Reform and the First Amendment, by Tony Mauro (00-F05)

Government Secrecy vs. Freedom of the Press, by Geoffrey R. Stone (130.06-FAC)

The Privacy Problem: A broader view of information privacy and the costs and consequences of protecting it, by Fred H. Cate (03-F01)

Partnership or Peril? Faith-Based Initiatives and the First Amendment, by Oliver Thomas (01-F06)

Religion in American History: What to Teach and How, by Charles C. Haynes (1991-F01)

Different Wars, Similar Fears (04-F05)

Other publications


The Silencing of Student Voices: Preserving Free Speech in America’s Schools, by David L. Hudson Jr. (Printed book available from Introduction Pages 1-35 Pages 36-76 Pages 77-100

Free Speech and Music (01-F03)

Violence and the Media (01-F01)

Online symposium: Cyberbullying & Public Schools

Copyright & the First Amendment, by David L. Hudson Jr.

Telephone-harassment statutes, by Josh Tatum


What is the Truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers

Harassment, Bullying and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools

Finding Common Ground (2007 revised version)

A Parent’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools (215.07-FAC, English; 00-F02, Spanish)

A Teacher’s Guide to Religion in the Public Schools (085.10-FAC)

The Bible and Public Schools (99-F03)

Teaching About Religion in American Life: a First Amendment Guide (98-F05)

Living With Our Deepest Differences, school curriculum

A Discussion Guide to First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America, by Laura Billings and Terry Roberts, published by Oxford University Press in collaboration with First Amendment Center

Public Schools & Religious Communities (99-F02 (b) )

Learning about World Religions in Public Schools: the impact on student attitudes and community acceptance in Modesto, Calif., by Emile Lester and Patrick S. Roberts. A First Forum report (058.06-FAC)

The Future of Religious Freedom in America, report of joint conference by McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum and First Amendment Center, October 2005 (021.06-FAC)

Teaching About Religion in Public Schools: Where Do We Go from Here? Pew conference report with First Amendment Center (03-F14)

Taking Religion Seriously Across the Curriculum Preface /Introduction / Part 1 — The Frameworks: Ch. 1 – Civic, Constitutional / Ch. 2 – Educational / Part 2 — The Curriculum: Ch. 3 – Elementary Ed. / Ch. 4 – History / Ch. 5 – Civics, Economics / Ch. 6 – Literature, Arts / Ch. 7 – Sciences / Ch. 8 – Bible, World Religions / Ch. 9 – Moral Education / Conclusions / References / Index / Authors / Copyright Religious Liberty in American Life: Preparing Religious Leaders for Civic Engagement in the 21st Century, with Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Public Schools and Sexual Orientation: a First Amendment framework for finding common ground

Religious Liberty, Publication and the Future of American Democracy: A Statement of Principles (95-F07)

Teaching About Religion in National and State Social Studies Standards, by Council on Islamic Education, First Amendment Center (00-F06)

California 3rs: Finding Common Ground (01-F07)

Deities & Deadlines, a primer on religion-news coverage (93-F01)

Bridging the Gap: Religion and the News Media (93-F04: Rev. 3/00)

The Law of Church and State in America, by Dean M. Kelley, posted in sections:


Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public and Elementary Schools, U.S. Department of Education

Press / freedom of information

Freedom of Information in the Digital Age (03-F04)

Journalism and Terrorism: How the war on terrorism has changed American journalism (02-F08)

America’s Team: Media and the Military (95-F04)

Jailed & subpoenaed journalists — a historical timeline, by Gordon T. Belt

The Sedition Act of 1798, by Gordon T. Belt

The First Amendment in the Colonial press, by Gordon T. Belt

911 recordings, transcripts — state statutes


2009-10 Freedom Forum annual report

First Amendment Center fact sheet

First Amendment timeline

Your First Freedoms

Death By Cheeseburger: High School Journalism in the 1990s and Beyond (1994)

Worlds Apart: How the Distance Between Science and Journalism Threatens America’s Future (98-F02)

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