Registry Matters Episode 15 – Can Speech Be Compelled

Episode 15

Definition: Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.
Seems then that compelled speech is the direct opposite of freedom of speech, or expression.
Are there examples where compelled speech is justified (news media carrying candidate debates)?
Can the government force you to say the pledge or salute the flag or take your hat off during the anthem?
Is a subpoena in court compelled speech?
Is forcing cigarette companies to put labels on packaging compelled speech?

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