Chapter 28: First Amendment Law

City governments thrive under the protections of the First Amendment.  Members of the public run for office on campaigns built on freedom of speech, press, and assembly.  City residents practice their faiths under the freedom of religion and seek relief from unfair treatment under their right to petition.  Each of these public interactions and responsibilities implicate the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 8 of the Oregon Constitution.

This chapter will focus on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.  But Oregon’s Constitution also protects the same freedoms in Article I, Section 8.

Updated April 2024


Topics Include:

  • Who Does the First Amendment Apply To?
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Freedom of Assembly
  • Freedom to Petition the Government
  • Enforcement of the First Amendment
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