Thursday, March 26, 2015

 It is, however, a basic First Amendmentprinciple that "freedom of speech prohibits the government from telling people what they must say." Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, Inc., 547 U.S. 47 61 (2006) (citing West Virginia Bd. of Ed. v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 642 (1943), and Wooley v. Maynard, 430 U.S. 705 717 (1977)). "At the heart of theFirst Amendment lies the principle that each person should decide for himself or herself the ideas and beliefs deserving of expression, consideration, and adherence." Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. FCC, 512 U.S. 622 641 (1994); see Knox v. Service Employees, 567 U.S. ___ ___-___ (2012) (slip op., at 8-9 ) ("The government may not ... compel the endorsement of ideas that it approves."). 

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