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Freedom of Speech and Presss: Exceptions to the First Amendment

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 95-815

Topic: Law and ethics (Constitutional law)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


This report provides an overview of the major exceptions to the First Amendment -- of the ways that the Supreme Court has interpreted the guarantee of freedom of speech and press to provide no protection or only limited protection for
some types of speech.