Freedom of speech is protected under the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and is guaranteed to everyone living in the United States. Since 1920, the ACLU has been committed to the defense and preservation of this fundamental right.

Recently, ACLU-NM represented clients whose right to speak was suppressed in open city commission meetings, filed suit against sheriff’s deputies who coerced false confessions from witnesses and represented anti-war demonstrators who felt that the police suppressed their right to protest government actions.

Though many of us take this right for granted, free speech comes under attack on a daily basis making the work ACLU-NM does to protect free speech vital and ongoing.

Learn more about our recent cases related to free speech below.