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Luncheon Speakers

FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips (right) discussed a number of issues before the Federal Trade Commission, including privacy policy and net neutrality, at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in 

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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

Old Tools in Different Hands: Speech Regulation on Campus
September 27, 2018 | By Greg Lukianoff and Adam Goldstein

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

Media & Communications Policy Blog

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

Free Speech Week has always been a time to celebrate freedom of expression. This year, however, perhaps there …

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TV Owners Need New Rules To Keep Pace
By Guest Author Adonis Hoffman, Esq.

We are living in the platinum age of television. Consumers are enjoying an abundance of movies, news, sports, and …

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Speaking Up for a Free Press
By Richard T. Kaplar

Something quite remarkable – unprecedented, actually – is scheduled to take place on Aug. 16. More than 100 …

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Issue Watch

A federal judge on Friday ruled in favor of CNN and reporter Jim Acosta in a dispute with President Trump, ordering 

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With Democrats securing a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, key committees controlling media law 

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The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that required internet

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Journalists Should Have Right to DEA Historical Data

The Media Institute joined in an amicus brief to the Sixth Circuit in a major public-health lawsuit.

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Media Institute Supports Public Access to Judicial Records

The Media Institute joined in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Colorado Independent v. District Court.

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Media Institute joined @rcfp and 35 media orgs. in an amicus brief in support of the public's right of access to DEA historical data on opiate sales https://t.co/zMaPx09VEt

FILED: @RCFP joins @GeorgetownICAP in filing a friend-of-the-court brief supporting @CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump Administration as the president attempts to hinder freedom of the press by revoking @Acosta’s press credentials.

Read the full brief: hhttp://rcfp.org/x?O9BW

Fox News has announced its support for CNN's lawsuit against the administration, and their intent to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. https://t.co/OZ4OLdEolG

‘FREE SPEECH AMERICA’ GALA

The Institute’s “Free Speech America” Gala on October 24, 2018, honored two distinguished awardees: Chris Wallace of “FOX News Sunday” and Cathy Hughes of Urban One. FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly delivered keynote remarks.

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CHRIS WALLACE ON COLBERT

October 21-27, 2019

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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