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.

SFPD photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

ACLU sues cops over use of force against protestors. Read more »

"I can't breathe" t-shirt

ACLU defends "I can't breathe" t-shirts at school. Read more »

Michael T. Risher

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

UC Davis students at press conference

$1M settlement for pepper-sprayed UC Davis students. Read more »

Action
protect internet freedom
Events
Nicole A. Ozer
Events
SXSW
Blog
Edward Snowden via ACLU.org
Blog
Net Neutrality
Blog
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 »
Case
Client in Gill v. DOJ case speaking at press conference
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Waze screenshot
Blog
Al Bendich and Abdi Soltani

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