First Amendment

1. noun
The first of ten amendments to the constitution of the United States, collectively known as the .

Some Republicans believe unlimited monetary contributions to a political party should be protected under the First Amendment.

a) Of or relating to the US Bill of Rights.

The claimant believed his First Amendment rights had been violated, but the judge was unsure of whether it was a First Amendment issue.

b) Of or relating to free speech in general.

Our First Amendment class discussed the McCain-Feingold Act today, and Im convinced people who claim money should be granted First Amendment protection are just defending the corrupt status quo of decades past.


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