Emma Llanso

The Project

All of this free expression activity and potential that has so inspired me is dependent upon the network remaining free of censorship and regulated with the goal of protecting free speech rights. Emma sought to expand the capacity of free speech advocates to resist the growing state and federal threats to online speech, in particular to the access of young people to social networks and other online fora. Emma used advocacy, education, and, if needed, litigation to prevent unconstitutional restrictions on lawful speech online.

The Project

Jef’s project focused on finding active cases at the intersection of technology and First Amendment values – in particular free speech rights – and submit amicus briefs on behalf of Public Knowledge. By intervening in litigation on behalf of artists, consumers and citizens, Jef hoped to help protect the ability of everyone to speak freely in the digital age. And, by adding a litigation capability to the organization’s ongoing educational, admin law and grass-roots work (which his project included), he hoped to bring another important voice to the legal side of the fight.

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The Project

Kevin helped litigate cases of First Amendment violations resulting from post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws and affirm these rights in court.

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New America

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The Inspiration