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Luncheon Speakers

Michael Poth, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), discusses its ambitious plan to build a nationwide, high-speed wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. The $50-billion …

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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.

It’s hard to imagine an issue in today’s media/telecom policy universe that has sparked more controversy or inspired …

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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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Issue Watch

The FCC will review its long-standing rules on children’s television that requires that TV stations air at least three hours per 

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has denied a petition from Prometheus Radio Project that it …

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The House Energy & Commerce Committee‘s Communications Subcommittee will get a chance to grill …

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Media Institute Participates in Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Microsoft Case

The Media Institute has joined with other media groups in support of Microsoft, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that journalists’ records stored on servers overseas must be protected from U.S. government attempts to access confidential information. …

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Media Institute luncheon with Michael Poth, CEO: https://t.co/p8J1kHSTcv via @YouTube

Five cases before #SCOTUS this term involve freedom of speech -- and collectively they have the potential to significantly change the law in that area, notes @BerkeleyLawNews dean #ErwinChemerinsky. https://t.co/xnSjumuJNu via @ABAJournal

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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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