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First Amendment news and analysis from The Nation
January 24, 2018
A Governor Renews Net-Neutrality Protections With the Stroke of a Pen
Montana’s Steve Bullock comes up with simple step states can take to preserve Internet freedoms.
January 11, 2018
The Committee to Protect Journalists Just Gave Donald Trump an Award
In the contest to undermine press freedoms, he’s maybe the best ever.
January 10, 2018
Students Beware: This Trump Nominee Doesn’t Believe in Your Civil Rights
Kenneth Marcus has a history of opposing affirmative action and attacking the First Amendment rights of Israel critics.
January 9, 2018
The Fight to Save Net Neutrality Is Moving to the Senate
As more than 40 senators back a bipartisan move to overturn the FCC’s assault on the Internet, activists chart a difficult but possible path to victory.
October 6, 2017
High-School Student Activists Have More Rights Than You Might Think
Public school teachers and administrators across the country think they have more power than they actually do—and students need to know.
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October 5, 2017
Feminism, Not Hugh Hefner, Liberated Sex
“Can man be free if woman be a slave?” the poet Shelley asked. Hefner’s answer was: Absolutely!
September 8, 2017
Why Berkeley’s Battle Against White Supremacy Is Not About Free Speech
The alt-right’s First Amendment narratives just give cover to campaigns of intimidation.
September 5, 2017
The Messy Business of Free Speech
What’s missing from Floyd Abrams’s book
The Soul of the First Amendment
August 4, 2017
Nearly 50 Senators Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel
The goal is to frighten people from engaging in the completely legal act of living out their values.
July 14, 2017
Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
The congressman objected to a proposal that would have unjustly targeted Muslims.