Visual First Amendment

Visual First Amendment uses data-driven visualizations to produce a new and engaging look at Supreme Court rulings on the First Amendment. Our interactive displays allow visitors to explore the interrelation of issues, cases, courts, and justices over time, and to consider the broad social and legal changes that have impacted First Amendment rulings on the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The project contributes to a growing body of public datasets and interfaces used by journalists, researchers, and the general public for a variety of purposes, among them civic literacy and government accountability. A short video describing the project is available at

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