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American Civil Liberties Union
Free Speech section includes "What You Need to Know, What's at Stake, Current Issues," and more.
America's Founding Documents: The National Archives
The Bill of Rights language and explanatory notes, and much more from the National Archives.
Freedom Forum Institute: First Amendment Center
The Freedom Forum’s mission is to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.
Legal Information Institute: First Amendment
A First Amendment overview, and links to related information from the Cornell Law School.
National Constitution Center
Serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.”
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Freedom of Speech
Beginning with an overview discussion of the boundaries, this source considers the harm principle, the offense principle, and democracy.
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