Experts say attacks on free speech are rising across the US.
In Idaho, an art exhibit was censored and teens were told they couldn't testify in some legislative hearings.
In Florida, bloggers are fighting a bill that would force them to register with the state if they write posts criticizing public officials.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In Idaho, an art exhibit was censored and teens were told they couldn’t testify in some legislative hearings.
“We are seeing tremendous attacks on First Amendment freedoms across the country right now, at all levels of government.
McCarthy and others tried to silence political opponents by accusing them of being communists or socialists, using fear and public accusations to suppress basic free speech rights.
The term “McCarthyism” became synonymous with baseless attacks on free expression, and the U.S. Supreme Court has referred to the phenomena in several First Amendment-related rulings. »