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“First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought.” —Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

US First Amendment, freedom of expressionis governed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


Media Access Project MAP -- First Amendment right to be heard on electronic media.

Speed Limit -- A bill banning Internet sites that publish or even link to drug-making information looks set to sail through Congress to the dismay of free-speech advocates.

Student Press Law Center - Legal information to student media and journalism educators.

EPIC focuses on emerging civil liberties issues, privacy, First Amendment and constitutional values.

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