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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Also known as freedom of speech. Includes free press. The right to say what one wants through any form of communication and media, with the only limitation being to cause another harm in character or reputation by lying or misleading words.

TLD Example: Inciting a crowd to riot is not protected under the First Amendment as freedom of expression regardless of its political context.


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