Defending speech—and reasonable speech limits—to protect consumers

What you should know

Because the guarantee of free speech is fundamental to our democratic system, Public Citizen litigation defends speech rights, including government employees’ right to speak on matters of public concern and consumers’ right to criticize companies. We also push hard against efforts to use the First Amendment to insulate corporations from consumer protections.

Our Work

We defend individuals’ speech rights and fight against corporate expansion of “speech.” See our legal briefs, articles, and policy papers on the First Amendment.