Freedom of Speech

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers, according to French officials. (credit: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

Charlie Hedbo: The Right Decision

The terror attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is, in essence, an assault on global free speech and is having a chilling effect on editorial content in the United States.

01/09/2015

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Homegrown Fundamentalist Censorship

When Americans demand cancellation of a television show because the idea it promotes may be false or dangerous, they are no better than fundamentalists who demand a newspaper not publish a cartoon.

01/08/2015

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Pa. Court Affirms Right of Group To Hurl Invective Outside Center City Mall

A local group called the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge has received city permits to speak on the sidewalk near Liberty Place, at 16th and Chestnut Streets, voicing hatred toward whites, Asians, and other groups.

10/20/2014

SchoolBus

Students’ Free Speech Has Limits

What are the free speech rights of students to tweet vulgar things about the principal?

09/15/2014

Facebook

Fired For ‘Liking’ Someone

Can you be fired for ‘liking’ someone? As in, ‘liking’ them on Facebook?

11/01/2013

Is It Illegal To Give ‘The Finger’?

If you wave to a police officer with only one finger, can you be arrested for it?

01/30/2013

SLAPP Lawsuits

Many people are confused about freedom of speech and its limits – and the limits on trying to limit it. Here’s what you need to know.

10/24/2012

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Illegal Tweeting

Is it legal to live tweet from a sports event? Depends.

10/12/2012

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