When it comes to free expression and the First Amendment, it’s important for us to know when it protects what we say and write — and when it doesn’t.

Case in point: Proposed Arizona House bill HB2124, “related to access to online content.” The sponsor, state Rep. Bob Thorpe, proposes to allow users or the state attorney general to sue an internet site that edits, deletes “or makes it difficult or impossible for online users to locate and access” content on the site “in an easy or timely manner for politically biased reasons.”

Gene Policinski is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute.

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