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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.

A new era of American history begins when the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019 with one of the most …

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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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Issue Watch

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a 

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Co-opting the “clean up Washington” mantra of the current Republican President and the “by the people, for the people” 

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai is acknowledging that Russia-linked email addresses 

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Persons of Interest

Richard Kaplar Named Institute President & CEO

Bill Bailey Elected to Institute Board of Trustees

Recent Court Briefs

Public’s Interest in Disclosure of Homeland Security Records
ACLU of Arizona v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Standards for Court Review of FOIA Exemptions
ACLU v. Central Intelligence Agency

So you filed a #FOIA request during the government shutdown. Now what? ➡️ https://t.co/0iUAJV9sgZ

Start your year in #FOIA off right with @RCFP's new and improved state guides https://t.co/tr9UKAS9Bg

We have participated in an amicus brief w/other groups filed w/the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in @ACLUaz v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, in a case that concerns the public interest in disclosure. #FOIA https://t.co/dHLHx306UH

Participated in an amicus brief w/other amici, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in @ACLU v. Central Intelligence Agency #FOIA https://t.co/jsHvDoUFmH

‘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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PHOTOS
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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