E.A. Gjelten

Author and Editor

E.A. Gjelten is a special projects editor at Nolo. She has been a legal author since 1994, explaining family law and workers’ compensation law for attorneys. Previously, she was a legal editor and the managing editor for a prominent family law publication. She has taught at San Francisco State University and New College of California, and has worked as a freelance book editor, journalist, and content producer.

Recent Articles
Is Real or Virtual Child Porn Ever Protected as Free Speech?
The First Amendment doesn’t protect any child pornography, even virtual kiddie porn that uses realistic computer simulation instead of actual children. ... Read more

Is Blocking Constituents From Public Officials' Social Media a Violation of Free Speech Rights?
Government officials—including President Trump—may violate the First Amendment when they block users from social media accounts because of their opinions. ... Read more

Free Speech: When Can Government Regulate Porn That's Not Obscene?
Pornography or sexual material may face restrictions, even if it’s not obscene or child porn, if kids may be watching or government claims it harms the community. ... Read more

What Does the First Amendment Mean by “Speech?”
Freedom of speech includes the right to express your opinions and ideas in many different ways, from social media posts to political donations. ... Read more

Free Speech and the First Amendment: Who’s Allowed to Censor or Punish Speech?
The First Amendment prohibits all branches of government—but not private individuals, businesses, or organizations—from restricting speech. ... Read more