Lies and the Law

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Lies and the Law

Concern over the role that lies and deception of all kinds play in public life in the United States has reached new heights in the last few years, raising important questions about the meaning of freedom of speech. Among those questions is whether one of the foundational assumptions of modern First Amendment law still holds, that the best remedy for harmful speech—including harmfully false or misleading speech—is more speech.

This blog channel highlights the Institute’s examination of those questions and features posts related to our Lies and the Law series of public conversations and essays.

Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

A lawsuit challenging the government's system of "prepublication review"

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Event

Event

Lies, Free Speech, and the Law

A symposium exploring how the law regulates or should regulate false and misleading speech

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Advocacy

Essays and Scholarship

How the Biden Administration and Congress Can Fix Prepublication Review: A Roadmap for Reform

Prepublication review is a sweeping and broken system in need of repair

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit

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