Schenck v. United States (1919)
Freedom of speech can be limited during wartime. The government can restrict expressions that would create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent. Read More.
Abrams v. United States (1919)
The First Amendment did not protect printing leaflets urging to resist the war effort, calling for a general strike, and advocating violent revolution. Read More.
Debs v. United States (1919)
The First Amendment did not protect an anti-war speech designed to obstruct recruiting. Read More.
Gitlow v. New York (1925)
The Supreme Court applied protection of free speech to the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Read More.
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (1942)
The First Amendment did not protect fighting words which, by being said, cause injury or cause an immediate breach of the peace. Read More.
West Virginia v. Barnette (1943)
The West Virginia Boards policy requiring students and teachers to recite the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. Reversing Minersville v. Gobitas (1940), the Court held government cannot force citizens to confess by word or act their faith in matters of opinion. Read More.
United States v. OBrien (1968)
The First Amendment did not protect burning draft cards in protest of the Vietnam War as a form of symbolic speech. Read More.
Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
The Court ruled that students wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War was pure speech, or symbolic speech protected by the First Amendment. Read More.
Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)
The Supreme Court held that the First and Fourteenth Amendments protected speech advocating violence at a Ku Klux Klan rally because the speech did not call for imminent lawless action. Read More.
Cohen v. California (1971)
A California statute prohibiting the display of offensive messages violated freedom of expression. Read More.
Miller v. California (1973)
This case set forth rules for obscenity prosecutions, but it also gave states and localities flexibility in determining what is obscene. Read More.
Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982)
The Supreme Court ruled that officials could not remove books from school libraries because they disagreed with the content of the books messages. Read More.
Bethel School District v. Fraser (1986)
A school could suspend a pupil for giving a student government nomination speech full of elaborate, graphic, and explicit sexual metaphor. Read More.
Texas v. Johnson (1989)
Flag burning as political protest is a form of symbolic speech protected by the First Amendment. Read More.
R.A.V. v. St. Paul (1992)
A criminal ordinance prohibiting the display of symbols that arouse anger, alarm or resentment in others on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or gender was unconstitutional. The law violated the First Amendment because it punished speech based on the ideas expressed. Read More.
Reno v. ACLU (1997)
The 1996 Communications Decency Act was ruled unconstitutional since it was overly broad and vague in its regulation of speech on the Internet, and since it attempted to regulate indecent speech, which the First Amendment protects. Read More.
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society v. Stratton (2002)
City laws requiring permits for political advocates going door to door were unconstitutional because such a mandate would have a chilling effect on political communication. Read More.
United States v. American Library Association (2003)
The federal government could require public libraries to use Internet-filtering software to prevent viewing of pornography by minors. The burden placed on adult patrons who had to request the filters be disabled was minimal. Read More.
Virginia v. Hicks (2003)
Richmond could ban non-residents from public housing complexes if the non-residents did not have a legitimate business or social purpose for being there. The trespass policy was not overbroad and did not infringe upon First Amendment rights. Read More.
Virginia v. Black (2003)
A blanket ban on cross-burning was an unconstitutional content-based restriction on free speech. States could ban cross burning with intent to intimidate, but the cross burning act alone was not enough evidence to infer intent. Read More.
Ashcroft v. ACLU (2004)
The Child On-Line Protection Act violated the First Amendment because it was overbroad, it resulted in content-based restrictions on speech, and there were less-restrictive options available to protect children from harmful materials. Read More.
Morse v. Frederick (2007)
The First Amendment did not protect a public school students right to display a banner reading Bong Hits 4 Jesus. While students have the right to engage in political speech, the right was outweighed by the schools mission to discourage drug use. Read More.
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- Halting disinformation in a time of pandemic: the need to tread very carefully - The Hill Times - April 27th, 2020
- China's 'wolf warrior' diplomats show teeth in defending virus response - The Times of Israel - April 27th, 2020
- FREEDOM OF PRESS IN AGE OF 'RETREATING DEMOCRACY' - Kashmir Reader - April 27th, 2020
- Wars Are Bad For Free SpeechThe Coronavirus War Will Be No Exception - The National Interest - April 3rd, 2020
- Forging the Four Freedoms Initiative for prosperity and peace in the Balkans - Atlantic Council - April 3rd, 2020
- Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Cyber bullies are misusing their right to freedom of speech - Times of India - April 3rd, 2020
- Coronavirus: Hungarys right-wing leader given unlimited powers that could curb free speech - Mirror Online - April 3rd, 2020
- The Centre Is Back to Using the Bogey of 'Fake News' to Try and Suppress Press Freedom - The Wire - April 3rd, 2020
- Scholars Call for Limits on Freedom of Speech - The Heartland Institute - March 25th, 2020
- Opinion | Have hope - alreporter.com - March 25th, 2020
- Dissent in a time of Covid - Spiked - March 25th, 2020
- How Bad Is Online Harassment? - Reason - March 25th, 2020
- How to win the campus free-speech wars - Spiked - March 16th, 2020
- University free speech society told it is a 'red risk' and needs to have all external speakers vetted - Telegraph.co.uk - March 16th, 2020
- Why Toby Young and other robust white men are using free speech to whip universities - The Guardian - March 4th, 2020
- Behind the SECs War on Freedom of Speech - Yahoo Finance - March 4th, 2020
- NRB Resolves that Religious Liberty & Freedom of Speech Must Prevail - MissionsBox - March 4th, 2020
- 10 Chinese Readers Share Their Stories of the Coronavirus Crisis - The New York Times - March 4th, 2020
- No platforming nowhere near as productive as debate or conversation - The Badger Herald - March 4th, 2020
- Bitcoin Is the Technology of Dissent That Secures Individual Liberties - Bitcoin Magazine - March 4th, 2020
- Fighting corruption can unite the American people - The Fulcrum - March 4th, 2020
- The Guardian is not a fan of Toby Young or free speech - The Post Millennial - March 4th, 2020
- ASUC fails students when it comes to free speech - Daily Californian - February 29th, 2020
- Toby Young's 'Free Speech Union' is illogical - and more to the point, it won't work - inews - February 29th, 2020
- Baranyai: Defending free speech requires we condemn offensive ideas - The London Free Press - February 29th, 2020
- An Instagram Account That Accused Subodh Gupta of Sexual Harassment Has Agreed to Apologize in Exchange for the Artist Dropping His Lawsuit - artnet... - February 29th, 2020
- How progressives and conservatives have changed the debate over freedom of speech - Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) - February 22nd, 2020
- How the Hare Krishna led to a free speech booth at St. Louis airport - Alton Telegraph - February 22nd, 2020
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- Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America - Truthdig - February 22nd, 2020
- What We Really Mean by Free Speech - Jewish Journal - February 22nd, 2020
- Verbum Ultimum: Crying Wolf - The Dartmouth - February 22nd, 2020
- Calls for freedom of speech on rise in China as coronavirus death toll soars to over 1,100 - Outlook India - February 12th, 2020
- Education secretary Gavin Williamson says universities must do more to protect free speech or the government will - PinkNews - February 12th, 2020
- Morocco: Crackdown against activists for criticizing the King, public institutions and officials - Amnesty International - February 12th, 2020
- Dr. Ricky Jones talks to students after anti-gay pamphlets were handed out to LGBTQ-focused classroom - WHAS11.com - February 11th, 2020
- Swiss vote to approve legislation to protect LGBTQ+ rights - The Guardian - February 11th, 2020
- Julian Assange Wins 2020 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award - Consortium News - February 11th, 2020
- In a small state of poetry: Why poets are on the front lines of the free-speech fight - The Providence Journal - February 7th, 2020
- Bill that would extend freedom of speech to student journalists amended in committee - Fauquier Times - February 7th, 2020
- Editorial: Ohio Senate bill on free speech goes further than it should - The Columbus Dispatch - February 7th, 2020
- Faculty asked Zimmer for an open forum to discuss UChicago's free speech policy. Here's what they got instead. - The Chicago Maroon - February 7th, 2020
- No, Boris is not the most 'sinister' threat to media freedom - Spiked - February 7th, 2020
- Removing Section 144 Will Lead to 'Chaos', Free Speech 'Not Absolute': Ahmedabad Police - The Wire - February 7th, 2020
- Why Middlebury was deemed one of the worst colleges for free speech according to FIRE - Burlington Free Press - February 6th, 2020
- In One Month, For Freedoms Will Stage the Largest Congress of Creatives in Americas History. Will You Join Us? - artnet News - February 6th, 2020
- What BDN readers think about planned live-action 'Bambi' movie - Bangor Daily News - February 6th, 2020
- What are the limits of freedom of speech? - The New Indian Express - February 6th, 2020
- 'You're the ENEMY of free speech' Piers Morgan slams 'snowflakes triggered by everything' - Express - February 6th, 2020
- Quillen Op-Ed: 'How to Protect Free Speech in the Age of Mass Shootings' - Davidson News - January 19th, 2020
- Brazils Top Culture Official Fired Over Speech Evoking Nazi Propaganda - The New York Times - January 19th, 2020
- Franklin Republican wants to make it a crime to burn symbol of liberty - The Union Leader - January 19th, 2020
- Experts warn of foreign disinformation in 2020 election that could 'annihilate truth' - The Daily World - January 19th, 2020
- Editorial: NH House should reject bill that violates freedom of the press - Seacoastonline.com - January 19th, 2020
- Montclair State Univ. Sued for 'Unconstitutional' Speech Policy and Favoring One Student Group Over Another Based on Their Beliefs - CBN News - January 19th, 2020
- Sheffield Arena urged to cancel event by 'homophobic' Trump ally - The Guardian - January 19th, 2020
- Free Speech Left for Space as Professor Fired Over a Political Joke - Ask the Truth - January 19th, 2020
- Join the Inquisition or lose your job: wasn't Hong Kong meant to give peace a chance? - Hong Kong Free Press - January 19th, 2020
- Appeals Court reverses conviction in freedom of speech case - Whidbey News-Times - January 5th, 2020
- The war on free speech in Tanzania - The Week Magazine - January 5th, 2020
- Ricky Gervais: 'Offense is the collateral damage of free speech' - Washington Times - January 5th, 2020
- Non-profit sues Iowa State University on grounds of free speech infringement - Local 5 - weareiowa.com - January 5th, 2020
- 'Anne with an E' Season 3 Episode 7 Review: Free speech crusade makes it one of the best episodes on TV - MEAWW - January 5th, 2020
- How I Learned to Love Free Speech - The Good Men Project - December 25th, 2019
- 2019 was the year 'cancel culture' took on a gorgeously messy life of its own - Mashable - December 25th, 2019
- Rugby League: Toronto Wolfpack say Sonny Bill Williams has 'right to freedom of speech' after Uighur tweet - Newshub - December 25th, 2019
- From the Age of Persuasion to the Age of Offense - lareviewofbooks - December 25th, 2019
- California Freelancers Sue To Stop Law That's Destroying Their Jobs. Pol Says Those 'Were Never Good Jobs' Anyway. - Reason - December 25th, 2019
- LeBron James angers Hong Kong protesters with free speech comments - PBS NewsHour - October 16th, 2019
- Internet Industry Under the Microscope as House Committee Grills Witnesses on Liability for Online Content - BroadbandBreakfast.com - October 16th, 2019
- Can we have too much freedom of speech? - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - September 19th, 2019
- The Arizona Supreme Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom - National Review - September 19th, 2019
- The Growing Right-Wing Threat to Campus Free Speech - Reason - September 19th, 2019
- Freedom of Speech Protects Calligraphers' Right Not to Create Custom Same-Sex Wedding Invitations - Reason - September 19th, 2019
- Nicholls holds freedom of speech panel discussion - Daily Comet - September 19th, 2019
- Remembering why free speech is important - Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) - September 19th, 2019