First Amendment

1911 ABA Journal articles on First Amendment.

In new Citizens United case, 2nd Circuit upholds donor disclosure requirement

A federal appeals court has rejected a First Amendment challenge to New York regulations requiring charities to disclose their donors.

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

En banc 4th Circuit says Trump’s latest travel ban is ‘tainted with animus toward Islam’
A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban.
Chemerinsky: Free speech at the Supreme Court
In a term filled with potential blockbuster decisions, it is striking that there are five cases involving issues of freedom of speech. They touch on many different aspects of First Amendment jurisprudence and collectively have the potential for significantly changing the law in this area.
Circuit split on constitutionality of legislator-led prayer may lead to SCOTUS review
The great church-state debate appears to be headed to the high court. At issue is the constitutionality of so-called legislator-led prayer before public meetings. With federal appeals courts divided, the justices may soon consider whether local officials violate the establishment clause when they open meetings with prayers.
Justice Department moves to drop corruption case against Sen. Menendez
A week after a federal judge trimmed the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the U.S. Justice Department has filed a motion to drop the remaining charges against the New Jersey Democrat.
Self-styled crime reporter is charged with misuse of information; she sees free-speech violation

A Texas woman who heads to crime scenes and broadcasts her own crime reports on Facebook is facing charges after she broadcast the name of a man who committed suicide…

‘The Post’ gives little attention to judge who refused to stop Pentagon Papers publication
Twenty-nine federal judges considered the federal government’s attempts to stop publication of the Pentagon Papers, and just one—U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell of Washington, D.C.—refused to grant an injunction before the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Satanic Temple’s challenge to abortion law heads to Missouri Supreme Court

The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments on Tuesday in a suit filed by a Satanic Temple follower that challenges the state’s abortion informed consent law.

The suit filed by…

DOJ backs Archdiocese of Washington in suit over Christmas bus ads

The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief backing the Archdiocese of Washington in a suit in which it sued the the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for…

11th Circuit refuses to reinstate fired Dolphins coach’s defamation suit against Paul Weiss law firm

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit by a fired Miami Dolphins coach who claimed the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison defamed…

9th Circuit upholds prostitution ban in constitutional challenge
A federal appeals court has upheld a California law that criminalizes prostitution in a First Amendment challenge.
Amish family ordered by state appellate court to use electric sewer pump

A split three-judge panel representing a Pennsylvania appellate court has ordered an Old Order Amish family, whose religious beliefs frown upon the use of electricity, to connect to a municipal…

Federal court tosses judge’s suit against sheriff who investigated her for releasing courtroom video

A federal judge in Michigan has dismissed a retaliation lawsuit filed by a state court judge against the sheriff who sought to charge her for releasing a courtroom video showing…

If Trump sues Bannon for violating a nondisclosure agreement, what are his damages?
Stephen K. Bannon reportedly signed a nondisclosure agreement that included a nondisparagement clause when he went to work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Supreme Court declines to review controversial Mississippi anti-LGBT law

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a Mississippi law permitting businesses, county clerks and state judges to deny services to LGBT people on religious freedom grounds, the National…

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