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Website of the Week for March 8, 2004

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive


First Amendment Center,

The First Amendment Center (affiliated with Vanderbilt University) maintains this comprehensive website on many aspects of the First Amendment, including

  • publications
  • school lesson plans
  • expert and editorial commentary (featuring legal scholars Kermit Hall and Rodney Smolla, attorney Bruce Johnson (from Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle))
  • transcripts from the PBS program "Speaking Freely"
  • selected Congressional Research Service reports on child pornography, flag-burning, hate crimes, internet privacy, school vouchers, and telemarketing
  • freedom of information materials
  • extensive lists of cases dealing with First Amendment issues, from academic freedom to flag desecration, from gag orders to movie censorship, from offensive words to the reporter's privilege, and from search and seizure to the void for vagueness doctrine
  • links to related organizations

Suggested by Nancy McMurrer

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington