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Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Last week, President Trump tweeted: With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?...

(Associated Press/Susan Walsh) The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Fifth Amendment bars the government from requiring criminal defendants to testify against themselves, but it has upheld requirements that people provide physical evidence, such as through drunken-driving breathalyzer tests. In the words of Justice Brennan’s...

Most speech is protected against criminal punishment, or civil liability; but some such otherwise protected speech can still lead to administrative discipline from public K-12 schools: Speech may lead to discipline because it seriously risks material disruption of school work (that’s the Tinker exception). It may lead...