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Can your school keep you from starting a controversial club? Can a website or newspaper refuse to publish your opinion? Freedom of speech is a very well-known but often misunderstood concept.
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Skip to main navigation. Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.
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Is your speech protected by the First Amendment?
The two decisions were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that has increasingly been built on the foundation of free speech. Conservative groups, borrowing and building on arguments developed by liberals, have used the First Amendment to justify unlimited campaign spending, discrimination against gay couples and attacks on the regulation of tobacco, pharmaceuticals and guns. The Citizens United campaign finance case, for instance, was decided on free-speech grounds, with the five-justice conservative majority ruling that the First Amendment protects unlimited campaign spending by corporations. The government, the majority said, has no business regulating political speech.
Skip to main navigation. Apply landmark Supreme Court cases to contemporary scenarios related to the five pillars of the First Amendment and your rights to freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. Cox v. New Hampshire Protests and freedom to assemble.