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Free Speech Out Loud

Free Speech Out Loud is dedicated to releasing free speech recordings such as famous First Amendment court opinions and other primary source documents.

Feb 5, 2021

Legal Question: Whether a high school principal’s removal of two articles from the student newspaper about pregnancy and divorce violated the First Amendment rights of the student editors. To what extent, consistent with the First Amendment, may educators exercise editorial control over school-sponsored speech?

Feb 5, 2021

Legal Question: Whether a university that expelled a student for reprinting an offensive cartoon and a profane article headline in a campus newspaper violated the First Amendment. Action: The Court held that ideas distastefully expressed are not unprotected, that the cartoon was not legally obscene, and that the...

Feb 2, 2021

Legal Question: Whether school officials may prohibit a vulgar and lewd student speech at an assembly even if the speech does not create a substantial disruption.

Action: The Court held the district was “within its permissible authority in imposing sanctions upon Fraser” in response to his speech.

Justice Brennan,...