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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.

New Blog post!

"Chilling Campaign Finance Law Upheld" by Max Swindle

"Political silence, the inability to have one’s voice heard, is an issue that marginalizes many citizens and residents. In an effort to remedy this pervasive issue, some citizens choose to give money to public policy think tanks that help foster discussion about important public policy topics. However, this important tool for political mobility seems to be under siege, as issue-focused organizations face costly litigation arising from burdensome reporting requirements."

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This year, the annual First Amendment Law Review Symposium is about "Free Speech in Higher Education." We will discuss the importance of balancing student expression, academic freedom, and the practical challenges of maintaining a safe campus environment with three exciting panels.

Please note: The "Read the Journal" section of our website is currently under construction. Individuals wanting to read articles should either visit HeinOnline or contact Kandace Watkins, our online editor, at

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