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Immigration Judges Challenge Justice Department Speech Policy

Sweeping policy prevents judges from speaking out about immigration law and policy

Our Mission

We defend the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age through strategic litigation, research, and public education.

We promote a system of free expression that is open and inclusive, that broadens and elevates public discourse, and that fosters creativity, accountability, and effective self-government.

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Issues

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

Briefs Filed by Twitter, Reddit, EFF, and Muslim Advocates Highlight Far-Reaching Implications of Social Media Surveillance

Underscore the civil liberties implications of the intrusive surveillance program

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

A Cyberbully in the Oval Office

Executive order aimed at regulating social media is a profoundly dangerous attempt to punish Twitter for its speech

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

Can Governments Track the Pandemic and Still Protect Privacy?

A new European contact-tracing tool looks promising 

Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The CDC's Employee Speech Policies

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for the CDC's policies on employee speech

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Advocacy

Statement from the Staff of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Calls for reforms to protect protest and press rights and end police violence

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Research

Leading Legal Scholars and Technologists to Contribute to “Data and Democracy” Symposium

Symposium will take place October 15-16, 2020, at Columbia University

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Research

Big Data, Access to Public Health Information, and the Rush for a Cure: An Interview with Amy Kapczynski

Assessing the data and information needed to evaluate critical health and policy decisions

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