Dave Assman's attempt to get his last name on a Canadian plate has thrust the question back into the United States spotlight.
A 40-foot cross that honors fallen World War I soldiers stands at a busy intersection on February 28th, 2019, in Bladensburg, Maryland.
Ag-gag laws effectively criminalized undercover investigations for three decades, but now, the courts are turning the tide in favor of animal rights activists.
The ruling is an important step forward for the First Amendment's "right to record," which has become increasingly valuable at a time when images of police brutality often go viral.
If I spend enough of my lived experience fighting my way out of lies, I might find myself too exhausted to receive the truth when I'm done.
The proposed changes could put a fee on protesting in the nation's capitol.
The shuttering of a prison debate club shows the precarious nature of free-speech rights among American inmates.
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In a new era of protest and de-platforming, conservatives have defensively invested the First Amendment with a transcendent power and moral authority it does not warrant. What happens when equality and free speech are in direct opposition?
Only 64 percent felt freedom of speech was secure in the U.S.
How much do workers owe the unions that bargain for them?
As elected officials increasingly turn to social media to communicate with constituents, some are blocking those who disagree with them.
The Supreme Court threw out a conviction over Facebook threats—and set a troubling precedent in the process.
The Obama administration has made the most concerted effort since the Nixon years to intimidate officials from talking to a reporter.
Having a booking photo doesn't make you a criminal. But mugshots have become a kind of visual shorthand for actions nobody wants to be permanently associated with.
A new spatial analysis of sexually oriented businesses—yes, you guessed the acronym—finds crime is indeed higher in their wake.