President Trump's twitter account is a public forum and blocking critics violates First Amendment, judge rules
No free-expression right to use bullhorn outside store, Oregon appeals court rules
5th Circuit rejects First-Amendment clothing-based defense in Texas border stop
Judge could consider defendant's obsession with violent music in Florida sentencing, appeals court says
2nd Circuit says photographing inmate’s family does not violate First Amendment
Public school can exclude band vendor from "Parent Night"- event not a traditional public forum
Washington Supreme Court rejects restrictions under First Amendment vagueness doctrine
7th Circuit upholds Indiana law preventing sex offender from voting at nearby school
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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.