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Freedom of Speech

Supreme Court hears dispute over offensive trademarks and free speech

January 18, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

Does the government have to register a trademark that appears to "disparage" a group of people?

Hazelwood v. Kulhmeier: Limiting student free speech

January 13, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.

New campaign finance challenge seeks to expand First Amendment protection

December 8, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

The 2002 McCain-Feingold Act limits "soft money" political spending. Is it a violation of free speech?

Podcast: The state of campus free speech

November 24, 2016 By NCC Staff

Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression on university campuses.

New report examines the state of free speech on university campuses

October 20, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

Is free speech under threat? Or is the concern overblown?

Podcast: The First Amendment and the freedom of expression

October 13, 2016 By NCC Staff

Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, and Bradley Smith of Capital University explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may protect or threaten the freedoms of speech and press.

The Orlando shooting and the Constitution

June 13, 2016 By NCC Staff

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, leaders on both sides of the aisle are calling for action. Here’s what you need to know.

Podcast: The life and legacy of Justice Louis Brandeis

June 2, 2016 By NCC Staff

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, is joined by Melvin Urofsky and Philippa Strum to discuss his new biography of the great Justice.

Supreme Court rules on political speech and the First Amendment

April 29, 2016 By Jonathan Stahl

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled in Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a case that began with the innocuous actions of a police officer helping his bedridden mother.

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