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Freedom of association

LC control 85051700
Topical headingFreedom of association
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Variant(s)Association, Freedom of
Association, Right of
Freedom of association--Law and legislation
Freedom of coalition
Freedom to organize
Liberty of association
Right of association
See alsoAssociations, institutions, etc.
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Civil rights
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Personality (Law)
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Assembly, Right of
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Found inBlack's law dictionary, 1999: (Freedom of association: The right to join with others in a common undertaking that would be lawful if pursued individually. --This right is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The government may not prohibit outsiders from joining an association, but the insiders do not necessarily have a right to exclude others)