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NNA provides its members with content to reprint or post to websites.

This content includes columns by directors and NNA member newspapers, Freedom Forum Institute's First Amendment columns/ editorials (available weekly) and more. 

PERSPECTIVE: Public schools need constitutional and religious literacy

Aug 5, 2021

As students head back to school, teachers and coaches have a First Amendment responsibility to model religious literacy, writes David Callaway, showing what happens when religious literacy is missing from ...

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PERSPECTIVE: Protect voting like we protect free speech

Jul 29, 2021

Voting is a fundamental expression of views, but courts are more likely to OK restrictions on voting than on other forms of expression, says Lata Nott, who argues that voting should be protected as vigorously ...

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PERSPECTIVE: 5 US Olympic athletes who flexed their first amendment muscles

Jul 22, 2021

Athletes throughout history have used their fame to shine spotlights on injustice or stand up for their beliefs. Ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, remember these U.S. Olympic athletes, featured in the ...

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Perspective: Supreme Court sides with First Amendment Freedoms, but questions linger

Jul 15, 2021

Significant First Amendment cases involving religion, student speech, assembly and press rights were at the top of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the just-finished 2020-21 term. In several key cases, ...

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PERSPECTIVE: Assaults on local reporters are a slap in the face of our right to know

Jul 8, 2021

Local news is under attack — literally — as physical assaults on local journalists spike. Karen Hansen shares how this is part of a troubling trend that threatens all our freedoms.

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PERSPECTIVE: Students, parents and free speech win in cheerleading case

Jul 1, 2021

The case involved the suspension of Brandi Levy when she was a freshman at Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. Upset in part at not making the varsity cheerleading squad, Levy posted ...

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PERSPECTIVE: Supreme Court case goes beyond LGBTQ+ versus Catholic rights

Jun 24, 2021

A new, unanimous Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the case of a Catholic foster care agency losing its contract with Philadelphia after saying it would not certify LGBTQ+ couples ...

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Free spirits answer Al Neuharth’s call to ‘Dream, Dare, Do’

Jun 17, 2021

It’s the motto of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, an annual program that each June brings top high school journalists from across the United States together for a week ...

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Perspective: Is the Supreme Court Still a Defender of Press Freedom?

Jun 10, 2021

A new study of the Supreme Court’s depictions of the press, plus recent comments by current justices and federal judges, Tony Mauro writes, shows the judiciary may be increasingly skeptical of press ...

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