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.

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Pursuing Platform Transparency in 2022: A January 19 Virtual Panel

Panelists will discuss a three-pronged approach to platform transparency

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Government Lies

Is it possible to prevent the government’s lies or limit their harms?

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

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

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for OLC legal opinions issued prior to 1994

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