The First Amendment Right to Protest Has Limits

We often use our free speech rights at the top of our lungs and in public spaces to protest loudly, proudly and...

Violence isn’t protest

Assembling to protest is our right under the First Amendment — it’s how we talk to each other as a nation.

2020 Just Won’t Go Away When It Comes to First Amendment Issues in 2021

2020 is the challenging year that just won’t go away, however much we wish it would, as many current issues over First...

229 years ago, America became . . . America

Today marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago today that the United States ratified...

Celebrate the 229th birthday of Freedom of the Press and the Bill of Rights...

The New England Newspaper & Press Association and New England First Amendment Coalition are excited to partner on an ad campaign, provided by the Free Speech Center,...

Thankful We Can Speak Our Minds This Thanksgiving

At the Freedom Forum, we’ve thought about creating T-shirts that read: “Free speech: Complicating Thanksgiving Dinner since 1791.” But...

On behalf of the First Amendment: ‘Dear Mr. President’

Dear Mr. President: Congratulations on your election victory. That’s a non-partisan congratulations. The First Amendment, with its 45 words...

Slanderous attack on former NEFAC President by GOP House candidate

Madison Cawthorn, a Republican candidate for the House from North Carolina, created an attack website accusing a journalist of leaving a job...

Humor, satire: Making the political ‘cut,’ from our earliest days

The 2020 election is no laughing matter — except that it is, in the great American tradition of humor and satire that...

National campaign to defend freedom of the press features celebrities talking about First Amendment

On July 4, the Free Speech Center launched a national nonpartisan and nonprofit educational effort to build understanding and respect for the...