Freedom of Speech

Award-Winning Poet And Performance Artist Sarah Jones Sues Federal Communications Commission

New York Law Firm and People For the American Way Foundation Represent Artist in Censorship Case

Ashcroft Resorts to the Politics of Intimidation to Silence Critics

During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General John Ashcroft said that those who have raised concerns about the impact of his recent actions on Americans’ civil liberties are aiding terrorists and giving ammunition to America’s enemies. People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas called Ashcroft’s remarks "shocking and unconscionable."

Ideology Reigns at Ashcroft Justice Department

DOJ Says Background Checks for Gun Buyers Are Off-limits to Sept. 11 Investigation, Once Again Amends Law by Executive Fiat

Federal Judge Strikes Down Va Internet Law; PFAW Foundation Hails First Amendment Victory

A federal judge has invalidated a Virginia law aimed at curbing speech on the Internet, a ruling hailed as a First Amendment victory by People For the American Way Foundation.

Bipartisan Anti-Terrorism Bill Abandoned in House, Civil Liberties Protections Sacrificed to Administration Pressure

Provisions likely to become law will require intensive monitoring by civil liberties groups, says PFAW's Neas

Virginians Urged To Confirm Their Voter Status

Civil rights groups express hope that state has corrected Motor Voter problems, but encourage residents to ‘find out where you stand ’ before Oct. 9 deadline

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