Free Speech

Free Speech

Our support of the Bill of Rights and the first amendment right to free speech is unequivocal. This includes challenging activities or actions that seek to curtail, limit or erase the free speech of others. However, we reserve the right to exercise our free speech by critiquing the speech of others, such as hateful speech, that is contrary to our core values, which support liberty and justice for all.

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ACLU responds to excessive force used on protesters. Read more

"I can't breathe" t-shirt

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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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ACLU client Taylor Victor
ACLU client Taylor Victor wearing t-shirt at school that reads "Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian"
ACLU client Taylor Victor wearing t-shirt that reads "Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian"
Privacy & Free Speech: It's Good for Business - 3rd edition
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