freedom of association

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freedom of association

noun authority, autonomy, blanket permission, choice, civil liberty, conntitutional freedom, decontrol, emancipation, free will, freeeom of affiliation, freedom of alignment, freedom of alliance, inclusion, incorporation, independence, laissez-faire, latitude, liberation, liberty, license, openness, participation, privilege, self-determination, self-direction, unconditional authority, unnonstrained use, unrestrained use, unrestricted use
Associated concepts: First Amendment protection, individual freedoms, individual liberties

freedom of association

see HUMAN RIGHTS.
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The Hungarian proposal, which is much more lenient than the American regulations, in no way restricts the right of free association or the functioning of non-governmental organisations.
Thus the right of free association is the basis of communal subjectivity.
CCP argued that disclosure of its major donors' names violates the right of free association guaranteed by the First Amendment but the court ruled that it had not shown any "actual burden" on its freedom of association.
It violates the right of free association of those who are coerced into a fees-paying relationship with unions -- a right that, the Supreme Court has held, "plainly presupposes a freedom not to associate.
To protect donor privacy and the right of free association, Attorney General Schneiderman's regulations contain two key exceptions to the disclosure requirements.
With justices soon to consider First Amendment cases involving anonymous speech, the right of free association and a federal law that limits speech supporting terrorist organizations, Tuesday's ruling offers hope the court has a proper appreciation for the First Amendment.
Reed that Washington's blanket primary system was also unconstitutional in that it violated a political party's right of free association.