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When The New York Times published an ad from the Committee to defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South, a chain of events started that set the foundation for today's interpretation of the First Amendment and libel law.

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The First Amendment is one of three areas of interest to the Freedom Forum, along with the Newseum and diversity. The First Amendment Center shares a wealth of resources, from research to legal upates to podcasts. And if you ever wondered how to fill out a FOIA request, this site will tell you.

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Cornell University has created one of the Web’s most comprehensive sources of legal information.

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The Society of Professional Journalists offers a variety of resources about freedom of information and First Amendment issues.

The Freedom of Information Center at the University of Missouri is all about helping you get what you need from public documents and meetings.

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The center offers free information and advice to student journalists and educators.

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The Medill School of Journalism updates coverage of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and archives stories from previous terms.

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The court of last resort - the Supreme Court - tracks current cases, archives old cases and links to relevant federal organizations.

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Poynter offers guidelines, articles, e-mailed columns, a toll-free hotline if you need some advice - even help for students doing research papers.

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Indiana University at Bloomington has developed a searchable database of case studies on topics ranging from handling sources to invading privacy to military issues and more.

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The Society of Professional Journalists offers case studies, an ethics hotline if you need advice and other resources.

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ASNE has gathered ethics codes from large and small newspapers, news organizations and journalism associations.

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