This documentary film looks at changing interpretations of the First
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – The laws and court cases that have
expanded and, alternatively, reduced Amendment protection of freedom of
expression and assembly.
Thesis of the film is that after 9 / 11,
the government has taken unprecedented license to monitor, intimidate,
arrest and detain citizens and foreigners alike.
The film also
looks back to the Pentagon Papers’ case and compared with the cases
since 9 / 11 dealing with high school students of speech and protesters
march in New York City during the Republican Convention in 2004.