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What is 'petitioning'?
 
What are the origins of the right to petition?
 
What does the petition clause in the First Amendment guarantee?
 
Can government entities besides Congress restrict petitioning?
 

No. The U.S. Supreme Court has incorporated the petition clause of the First Amendment as part of the 14th Amendment’s guarantees against the states. The petition clause applies equally to state and local governments and protects petitions directed to the judicial, executive and legislative branches.

 
 
What must the government do in response to petitioning?
 
Are SLAPP suits illegal?
 
Is lobbying considered a form of petition?
 
Do anti-SLAPP laws apply to online libel suits?
 
Do prisoners have access to law libraries and legal advisers as part of the freedom to petition?
 
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