Freedom of Speech

First Amendment Rights are a constitutional guarantee. Read about the evolving nature of First Amendment Rights and what the courts are saying.

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What if you decided to rewrite F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby? Good luck with that. But wait: your protagonist is not Nick Carraway, but instead is Jordan Baker—long-time friend of Daisy Buchanan. Jordan, like Nick, goes to Gatsby’s fabulous garden parties on West Egg, drinks and rubs expensive elbows. Jordan is also a professional golfer, and the original novel hints that she may have some skeletons in her closet. So you seek to address Gatsby from a new perspective—one hinted at in the original, but one wholly unexplored, and one that you think will beget a new, incisive and surprising result. So what’ve you got—groundbreaking literary copy or copyright liability? more...

One little email sent from a Gmail user not only received a reply, but resulted in a lawsuit against Google. Outrageous as it might sound, it can happen to anyone who has ever sent an accusatory email. more...

Google just can't catch a break when it comes to privacy issues lately--on either side of the Atlantic. Learn about the latest ruling in Italy and what it could mean for the Internet giant and free speech. more...

The recent Supreme Court Ruling on corporate contributions and campaign finances has some crying foul, while others consider it justice served. Learn more about the Court’s ruling that referred to one prior campaign finance reform act as “censorship…vast in its reach.” more...