When students walked out of school to protest what they see as lax gun laws, some risked punishment from their schools. But it may be worth it to send a message, a First Amendment scholar argues.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
What does it mean for free speech if a comedian is successfully sued by her ex-husband over the material in her act?
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Right-wing ideologues use free speech as an alibi for their transphobic and Islamophobic rhetoric.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?
Australian universities shouldn't silence or be silenced by Chinese students who hold nationalistic views, they should encourage a healthy debate.
The white nationalist's visit to the University of Florida shows just how messy life's moral dilemmas can get.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
The backlash against the alt-right has ignited debates about free speech. But not all right-wing thought constitutes hate speech, and we need to identify the dividing line.
Our society is now intolerant of those who are intolerant of others; they can be legally penalised. But is that in itself a failure of tolerance?
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Musine Kokalari was imprisoned and tortured by the communist regime in Albania in 1946 for standing up for free speech.
Two websites, one taken offline, the other still active, raise hard questions about how prepared Americans are to deal with free speech about white supremacy, in both monuments and domain names.
After violence in Charlottesville, internet firms are erasing bigoted content. But should private companies serve as unaccountable regulators and be responsible for policing complex social issues?
Engaging with views we disagree with is a more effective way to serve the purposes of free speech.