Pledge of Allegiance
The Berkeley Free Speech Movement
Which controversy led to the first decisions on the religious freedom clause?
Has anyone ever tried to amend the First Amendment?
True threats are not protected by the First Amendment, so what are they?
Why Holocaust deniers aren't prosecuted for fake news in the U.S.
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Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment
President of the First Amendment Center
John R. Vile
Dean and Professor of Political Science
Dean of the University Honors College
Director of the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies
Student rights, public employee speech, commercial speech
David L. Hudson Jr.
Co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, author; and author of Let The Students Speak: A History of the Fight for Freedom of Expression in American Schools (2011) and First Amendment: Freedom of Speech (2012).
About John Seigenthaler
The First Amendment Encyclopedia is presented by the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.