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    Freedom of Speech

    Author Flemming Rose and Reason Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie talked about the state of First Amendment protections following the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the role social…

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    Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, Senator Sasse

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) talked about his views on the U.S. Constitution and how they relate to the scope and size of government. Topics included the importance of civic education and of the First Amendment.…

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    Boycotts of Businesses

    Kate Taylor, Business Insider retail reporter, spoke by phone about calls to boycott businesses whose executives had endorsed candidates.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines, divided between those in support or opposed, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Would you boycott a company for political…

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    The Politics of Freedom of Expression

    Professor Mark Richards talked about his book, The Politics of Freedom of Expression: The Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, about how the U.S. Supreme Court has approached and decided on…

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    Jihad Dhiab v. Barack Obama Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in a dispute between the media and the Obama administration. The Associated Press and 15 other media organizations were…

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    Free Speech on College Campuses

    Law professors talked about the Constitution and free speech on college campuses. “The Constitution on Campus: The Contested Boundaries of Free Speech” was a George Washington University…

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    Prayer in Public Schools

    Eric Buehrer talked about religious liberty in public schools. Mr. Buehrer cited existing Department of Education guidelines on protecting students' and educators' religious freedom under…

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    Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, docket number 14-915, a case that could end the practice of nonunion public employees paying fees to…

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    Heffernan v. City of Paterson Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a case on whether city officials violated the free speech rights of a police officer who was demoted after his…

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    Guantanamo Bay Prison Detainees

    Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantanamo military commissions, spoke at a National Press Club Newsmaker event. He talked about his lawsuit against the Library of Congress, which…

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    Lessons in Censorship

    Professor Catherine Ross talked about her book Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights, in which she examines the free speech rights of…

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    Free Speech on College Campuses

    Attorney Howard Bashman spoke about the threats to free speech on college campuses and the consequences restriction on free speech could have for the future. He described some of the dangers for the future as the present “bubble wrap…

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    Conservative Students and Political Activism, Part 3

    Lee Otis and Jordan Lorence talked with college-aged conservatives about defending their right to free speech on campus. They argued that censorship on college campuses is worse than ever. Mr. Lorence…

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    Justice John Paul Stevens on Free Speech and Students' Rights

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens talked about students' rights on campus and responded to questions from members of the audience at the University of Miami Donna E. Shalala Student Center. This was…

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    Campus Speech Codes

    Educators, lawyers, and free speech advocates talked about college and university standards for contentious political speech and hate speech, and to what extent such speech should be regulated. “Free Speech v. Campus…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Schenck v. United States

    Beverly Gage and Thomas Goldstein talked about the 1919 U.S. Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States, in which the court unanimously ruled that the Espionage Act of 1917 was constitutional, even…

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    Justices Scalia and Ginsburg on the First Amendment and Freedom

    Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about their views of the First Amendment and the origins and contemporary meanings of freedom. They were also asked questions about National Security Agency…

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    Phil Robertson Remarks at CPAC

    Phil Robertson received the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.

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    Panel Discussion on Free Speech

    Stephen Bates, Leslie Griffin, Hal Berghel, and Gene Policinski participated in a panel discussion on freedom of speech.

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