Arguments on religious freedom have taken place throughout US history and have landed in the Supreme Court as well. Interpretations have changed over time.
Family members of Sandy Hook victims sued media personality Alex Jones over his claims that the killings were a hoax they participated in. Current law makes their lawsuit unnecessarily hard to prove.
A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
A scholar explains the popular use of the label 'cult,' and what makes it problematic.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Thirteen Russians were charged Friday with using social media to interfere with the 2016 election. A media expert explains why this should not lead to government regulation of social media.
The first amendment protecting press freedom is under unprecedented threat in the Trump era.
Under a California law, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers must post signs with information about family planning services. The centers say it violates their First Amendment rights.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court appeared divided over claims of religious freedom in the case of a gay wedding. History shows how contentious religious freedom has been in America.
The white nationalist's visit to the University of Florida shows just how messy life's moral dilemmas can get.
From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Team owners' defense of their players 'taking a knee' during the national anthem shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
It's a new constitutional question for the internet age: Should the president be allowed to block someone on Twitter?
Luther translated the Greek New Testament into a common German dialect that ordinary people could read, without help from clergy.
A recent case of comedian Stephen Fry being accused of blasphemy is a reminder that blasphemy laws are not unique to the Muslim world.
Inflammatory speech has often found fertile ground in Kenya's election campaign period. As the country approaches another political cliff-hanger, law enforcement agencies have their work cut out.