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Luncheon Speakers

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai discusses the impact of social media at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29.

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First Amendment Trends

A collection of timely articles and essays on current developments by members of The Media Institute’s First Amendment Advisory Council.

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The First Amendment: Rock Star of the American Constitution
October 18, 2017 | Foreword by Floyd Abrams

End Discrimination Against Digital Billboards
November 27, 2017 | By David L. Hudson, Jr.

Supporting the First Amendment: More Than Just Talk?
November 15, 2017 | By Robert Corn-Revere

But Is It ‘Speech’?
October 18, 2017 | By Laurence Winer

Media & Communications Policy Blog

Informed and thoughtful commentary on a variety of First Amendment and communications policy issues.

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” introduced amid great fanfare on Nov. 2, has now been passed by the U.S. House of …

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the most reasonable of actions: repealing or revising 40-year-old media ownership …

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Last week the Supreme Court granted a review of a Second Circuit decision upholding Microsoft’s defiance of a U.S. …

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Issue Watch

A majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to agree Wednesday that the abundance of private information …

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The attacks online and in protest signage against FCC chairman Ajit Pai and his family over the Restoring Internet …

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In a sweeping decision, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is proposing to essentially wipe the slate clean of most net-neutrality …

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Patrick Maines Retiring From The Media Institute After 34 Years as President and CEO

Arlington, Va., December 5, 2017 – Patrick D. Maines, who has headed The Media Institute amid successive waves of technological innovation in a media world radically transformed by corporate restructuring, consolidation, and competition …

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My congratulations and best wishes to the @TheMediaInst's Patrick Maines on retiring after 34 years as President & CEO. https://t.co/TEUuG6Rpvh

Congratulations to Patrick Maines of @TheMediaInst for all of his historic work to protect the First Amendment & freedom. May retirement be ever enjoyable! https://t.co/A6xNNxdbvs

Thank you for over three decades of service, #PatrickMaines! @TheMediaInst and the industry at-large will most certainly miss you: https://t.co/5dVvxlYuH0

October 22-28, 2018

Free Speech Week is a yearly,
non-partisan celebration of the value of
free speech and expression.

Free Speech: The Language of America
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