The brief argues that freedom of speech includes the ability to facilitate the free international exchange of people and ideas.
Because Section 702 has a potentially chilling effect on privacy and free speech, it has to be reauthorized periodically. It is set to expire at the end of the year.
Ventura County Star, Local-CA, 7/17/2017
Given our current political climate we’d be wise not to take the protections afforded by the First Amendment for granted and to protest unconstitutional government action, as The Slants have successfully just done.
The state of Florida did not appeal the ruling against the “Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act,” which prevented doctors from asking patients about their gun ownership.