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Are there any administrative remedies that have to be exhausted before I can file a complaint for violation of free speech?

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Are there any administrative remedies that have to be exhausted before I can file a complaint for violation of the first amendment for free speech?

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  1. The answer is probably yes but I would need more facts to give a more thoughtful answer. Who is depriving you for your free speech rights? Please provide some additional facts.


  2. Usually yes since likely claim against a governmental agency. But your facts are not clear how what who when etc. good luck.

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  3. Assuming that the complaint is against a governmental entity, then the answer would be yes.

    Ms. Berjis is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship.


  4. No, a Federal Civil Rights action under USC 1983 does not have any such pre-requisite. If a State government has violated your constitutional rights, you can immediately file suit in federal court.

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