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First Amendment & Media Law

Pearl Law LLC takes pride in a deep and abiding commitment to protecting the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment and to preventing censorship and governmental interference with speech on every level.  The firm has a well-established First Amendment and media law practice that handles matters involving every core area of First Amendment protection, including freedom of speech, press, religious liberty, assembly and petition.  Pearl Law LLC represents clients on matters involving newsgathering, reporter’s privilege and shield laws, prior restraints, Freedom of Information Act, commercial speech, defamation, anti-SLAPP motions, invasion of privacy, advertising, copyright, fair use, censorship issues, indecency and obscenity, internet speech, constitutional zoning disputes, and challenges to governmental and private regulations of speech.

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” -- Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989).