Freedom of Speech

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

Supreme Court to Hear Crucial Cases This Term

Voucher, Affirmative action cases highlight key role of Justice O’Connor on closely divided Court

People For the American Way Joins "In Defense of Freedom" Coalition to Ensure Protection of Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties

People For the American Way, on September 20, 2001, joined a broad, ideologically diverse group of organizations to announce the "In Defense of Freedom" coalition.

CBS Decision to Drop Episodes Raises Concerns

Family Law Episodes Withdrawn from Summer Reruns after Proctor & Gamble Pulls Ads

Bush Administration Views First Amendment As 'Barrier'

Report on Creating 'level playing field' for Religious Groups Supports Right to Discriminate

Appeals Court Says Show Must Go On

Ruling permits "Corpus Christi" performance in Indiana as scheduled

Free Speech Gets Burned In House Flag Vote

In a move that could erode free speech and the freedom that our nation’s flag symbolizes, the United States House of Representatives voted 298 to 125 today in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to make it a crime to desecrate an American flag.

2000-01 Supreme Court Term Shows Balance At The Brink

Courting Disaster Update Shows Next 1-2 Appointments Could Tip the Scales Against Fundamental Civil & Constitutional Rights

Bush Plan to Fund Religious Groups Endangers First Amendment, Could Endorse Job Discrimination, Group Warns

People For the American Way Foundation today joined an array of civil rights, educational and religious groups in calling on President George W. Bush to ensure that religious groups receiving federal funds to operate social service programs will be required to abide by employment discrimination laws

People For the American Way and Voters for Choice Host October 2nd Rally

Opening day for the Supreme Court's new term provides opportunity for progressives to get the word out on what's at risk in terms of the Court and the November 7th election

Three New Ads Unveiled

TV AD ASKS: "Shouldn't you cast a vote that really counts?"
1st PRINT AD WARNS: Right-wing wrecking ball takes aim at fundamental rights.
2nd PRINT AD PROVIDES: Facts about George Bush's record in Texas.

Florida "Bible History" Courses Violate Constitution, New Investigation Reveals

State Urged to Drop Courses from Approved List, Schools Asked to Revamp Instruction

Federal Court Strikes Down Loudoun County Internet Restrictions

Historic decision applies First Amendment principles to Internet

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