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First Amendment news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
July 12, 2017
Net Neutrality Is About Much More Than the Internet
Will the voice of the people be drowned out by a flood of corporate cash?
May 24, 2017
These Missouri Students Were Suspended for Defending Their Teachers’ Union
The students’ suspensions became a bargaining chip that forced teachers to forgo contract negotiations. But the students want to keep fighting.
May 8, 2017
Campus Admin Ignored Students’ Demands for Black Visibility. So They Took Over Their Building.
The Afrikan/Black Student Alliance of the University of California, Santa Cruz, camped out for three days until the school met its demands.
April 26, 2017
Trump’s FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for every American.