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a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution

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The history of mocking the Prophet as an excuse of exercising free speech dates back to the late 80s when Salman Rushdie published the book, The Satanic Verses.
Modern free speech means the freedom to express opinions that you are socially allowed to have.
Van Tuinen filed a First Amendment lawsuit, and in February of this year, the college agreed to a settlement that permits free speech activities in open areas throughout the campus.
5% thought press regulation was a priority, with more than 90% expressing support for free speech.
Two-thirds are proud of Britain's standing in world as a model of press freedom and free speech and 91% support free speech.
Though now independent, Free Speech Week was created in 2005 by The Media Institute, which continues to promote FSW and manage its website (freespeechweek.
The statistical findings demonstrate that while human dignity rarely played a role in free speech rulings in the past, it plays a significant role today.
A NAZI sympathiser was within his human right to free speech when he denied the Holocaust - a crime under German law - an appeal court in the country has ruled.
This symposium grew out of a free speech theory discussion group organized in 2007 by C.
For you to listen me into free speech, you may have to listen through layers of anger and hopelessness, immaturity and confusion.
The author describes a frightening workplace trend of silencing employees who exercise what most people consider their constitutional right to free speech; however, this book shows that the concept of free speech taught in schools is a rare commodity in business organizations.
The basic findings are that the Civil War conflict strengthened the idea of journalism's responsibility to the public, that newspaper editors often held eloquent free speech discussion, and that even opposition presses were sometimes defended under the ideals of free speech.
I loathe them both, but the problem with free speech is that once you start saying "but only for people I approve of" it ceases to be free speech.
We assume that the Leader Post defends the right to free speech on other topics.