Are you interested in becoming more informed about the First Amendment, but you’re not sure where to begin? The Middle Tennessee State University Free Speech Center is a great place to start.
The center’s annual report for 2022 is available here: annual report. The 2023 report will be published soon. It’s a comprehensive breakdown of First Amendment resources that they provide for journalists, experts, and citizens alike.
- The First Amendment Encyclopedia – A rich glossary of First Amendment terms, important cases, public figures, laws, and potential legislation.
- The Free Speech Center Educational Resources – Articles, videos, lesson plans, grants for First Amendment courses.
I represent news media, bloggers, publishers, filmmakers, and citizens interested in government access, and others who operate under the First Amendment—seeking public records and access to public meetings; newsgathering; avoiding defamation lawsuits; suing Anti-SLAPP violators. My job is to help you get the records and access you need, help you get the story, help you get the story without getting arrested, help get the story published without defaming anyone, and then defend the story after publication.
If you need help with any of these areas and don’t have an attorney already, contact me: [email protected]. This post is not intended to be legal advice and does not form the basis of a lawyer-client relationship.