PERSPECTIVES: On ‘Free Speech’

Justice Hugo Black and his interpretation of ‘free speech’ as a constitutional right of expression. Read more here.
Unless there is complete freedom for expression of all ideas, whether we like them or not, concerning the way government should be run and who shall run it, I doubt if any views, in the long run, can be secured against the censor. The First Amendment provides the only kind of security system that can preserve a free government-one that
leaves the way wide open for people to favor, discuss, advocate, or incite causes and doctrines however obnoxious

and antagonistic such views may be to the rest of us.” Justice Hugo Black, June 17, 1957

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