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.

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ACLU responds to excessive force used on protesters. 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 »

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