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David L. Hudson Jr.



David Hudson, Jr. is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment and author of Let The Students Speak: A History of the Fight for Freedom of Expression in American Schools (2011) and First Amendment: Freedom of Speech (2012). 

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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