First Amendment Library

Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), 2016

From the blog post:
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution contains 45 words and references five freedoms: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Yet, according to a survey done by the Newseum earlier this year among 1,008 Americans, 39 percent couldn’t list any of the five. When asked whether students on college campuses specifically should be allowed to say whatever they wanted, 57 percent of respondents agreed with the sentiment of free speech, and 40 percent disagreed. The count among conservatives who agreed was higher (66 percent) than among liberals (62 percent); moderates were about evenly divided (52 percent).

Now an organization dedicated to defending the rights of students, staff and faculty on college campuses has launched its own online library with the goal of helping “the public’s understanding of the First Amendment.”

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) said it created the “First Amendment Library” for use by anyone — students, attorneys, law clerks, judges, journalists — who wants to learn more about the amendment.