A recent incident in California has dramatized the insidious persistence of loyalty oaths for public employment in America. These oaths of allegiance originated in the days of King Henry VIII of England, when treasonous plots and religious wars threatened royal hegemony. They survive today as coerced rituals of political orthodoxy, and as threats to free […]
Archives for May 2008
NCAC and ABFFE sent this letter to the Editors of the Syracuse Post-Standard in response to a report that a parent had challenged A Girl’s Life on the reading list of the English 11 curriculum.
NCAC and nine other academic and free expression groups filed an amicus brief in an important free speech and academic …
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and of U.S. government efforts to combat terrorism by often secretive or constitutionally dubious means, questions have arisen about the scope of First Amendment protection for political protest and dissent. This Fact Sheet, originally prepared for a November 2006 conference on “Civil Liberties in […]