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FIRST AMENDMENT

How can we balance the right to hide our identity with the potential harms of anonymity?
The five freedoms in the First Amendment have powered the nation’s long, divisive debate over the incredibly personal and societal issue of abortion — and may well be how we frame its future.
It is the first major gun-control legislation to pass in three decades in a country with the highest gun ownership per capita in the world and the highest number of mass shootings annually among wealthy nations.
Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks' release of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables which Washington said had put lives in danger.

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"As a student, you do not surrender your First Amendment rights when attending a school-sponsored event. Your right to free exercise, including prayer, remains true at graduation. At the same time, no student should ever feel coerced into prayer — or any religious activity — by their school."
Freedom Forum First Amendment specialist Kevin Goldberg breaks down why two key religious freedom cases before the Supreme Court this term matter to you — and predicts how the court will rule.
At issue is whether a public employee's prayers and Christian-infused speeches alongside players amounted to governmental speech or a private act separate from his official duties.
While many view the FOIA as a federal law for journalists to use in their role as watchdogs of government activity, access to records provides an ongoing benefit to all of us.
Many discussions about cancel culture devolve into arguments over whether or not a particular person was really canceled — which sidesteps questions of whether, and under what circumstances, cancellation is right or wrong. Cancel culture can be hostile to free speech — but it also is free speech.
The settlement stems from a lawsuit the ACLU and several journalists filed against the patrol following racial justice protests in Minneapolis in 2020 and 2021.

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"In our divided society, we must recover a shared vision of religious freedom. ... it requires practicing our civic duty to guard that right for others, including those with whom we deeply disagree."

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