First Amendment Freedoms: Regulation of the Freedom of Speech and Assembly
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In this article, we’ve learned that under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Congress is prohibited from making laws that abridge the freedom of speech or the freedom of assembly. Because these freedoms are so embedded in history as almost sacred and fundamental, we’ve discovered that the government’s regulation of these freedoms is not permitted absent some significant government interest or policy that would be served by such a regulation.

Amendment I, United States Constitution
Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 US 503 (1969)
United States v. O'Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968)