Free Speech

Free Speech

The First Amendment and the California Constitution protect the freedom of speech and expression. Free speech is a cornerstone of democracy. The ACLU makes sure that everyone has the right to speak freely without fear of censorship.

Michael T. Risher

Your free speech rights at demonstrations and protests. Know Your Rights »

dictionary: freedom

ACLU stands up for this... Read More »

Michael T. Risher outside of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Challenging online speech restrictions in Prop 35. Read More »

UC Davis students at press conference

UC Davis students who were pepper-sprayed got a $1... Read More »

Events
Nicole A. Ozer
Events
SXSW
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James Prigoff, ACLU client
Camera
Issues :  
Taking photos of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right. Unfortunately, officers keep ordering people to stop taking photos, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply. Know your rights.Read more »
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Client in Gill v. DOJ case speaking at press conference
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Waze screenshot
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Al Bendich and Abdi Soltani
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Riot police - photo by Thomas Hawk.
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ACLU client
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I Can't Breathe T-Shirt

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