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ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM/FACEBOOK | The diversity of opinion in the United States is one of its greatest strengths, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom Jeremy Tedesco said Thursday.

ADF Senior Counsel: Offensive Speech Must Be Preserved

Free speech and religious expression are under attack in today’s society and merit protection, Jeremy Tedesco, a senior counsel from Alliance Defending Freedom, said Thursday. The government should never encroach upon citizens’ free speech, even if what they are saying is controversial or divisive, according to Tedesco. “Dissenting and unpopular[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Georgetown Law Institute Files Brief in Trump Twitter Lawsuit

A Georgetown University Law Center institute filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit earlier this month arguing that President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking constituents on Twitter. Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection filed an amicus brief Nov. 6 that contends that Trump’s Twitter feed[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The U.S. received a barely passing grade for its treatment of First Amendment protections.

United States Earns C+ in First Amendment Report Card

The United States earned a C+ overall grade in the Newseum Institute’s inaugural First Amendment Report Card, which analyzed the state of the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. The freedoms of assembly and petition received the highest grades, each earning a B-, while the freedoms of religion[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
The Freedom to Speak

The Freedom to Speak

Freedom lay at the foundation of our country in its first few days. We wished to express ourselves, to eloquently elaborate on our need to decide our own future. Years later, the letter of the law spelled out in the Bill of Rights sanctified this idea — the freedom of[Read More…]

by June 9, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Dual Nature of Free Speech

A campus announcement on April 20 noted that the Westboro Baptist Church had been granted a permit from the city to picket in the public space outside of the main gates of Georgetown University on Monday, April 27 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Let’s get a few facts straight. Apparently[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Fine Art and the First Amendment

Fine Art and the First Amendment

This is not the first time a publicly funded arts organization has come into conflict with politicians who oppose certain subject matter. The ’90s saw the National Endowment for the Arts lose 40 percent of its funding in response to Robert Mapplethorpe’s homoerotic photography and Andres Serrano’s work titled “Piss[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide