"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."


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Books We Recommend:

Image of Silencing the Opposition book cover.Craig R. Smith, ed.,
Silencing the Opposition: How the Government Suppressed Freedom of Expression

(Albany: State University of New York Press, 2011)


Image of A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court cover.Craig R. Smith, ed.,
A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court

(Rome: John Cabot University Press, 2011).

Special Reports


The First Amendment and the Media

The First Amendment and Religion


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The Center For First Amendment Studies
AS 304
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-2007


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