Alito on the First Amendment

by Jonathan H. Adler

The Associated Press reports on a recent speech by Justice Alito on the importance of the First Amendment.

“I’m a very strong believer in the First Amendment and the right of people to speak and to write. I would be reluctant to support restrictions on what people can say,” Alito said at the National Italian-American Foundation luncheon.

“There are some restrictions that have been held to be consistent with the First Amendment, but it’s very dangerous for the government to restrict speech,” the justice said.

People can register their disapproval with someone’s speech “without having government censor it,” he said.

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