1946 ABA Journal First Amendment articles.
A conservative Christian nonprofit called Alliance Defending Freedom is gaining influence with nine successful Supreme Court cases in the last seven years.
Now, with the retirement of Justice Anthony M.…
Jul 9, 2018 5:45 PM CDT
A judge in Charlottesville, Virginia, awarded $5 on Friday to the organizer of last summer’s “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists in a suit against a woman who cursed at him.
Jul 2, 2018 12:22 PM CDT
A Virginia judge dismissed a wrongful termination claim on Friday by a woman who said her employer, a government contractor, violated public policy by forcing her resignation after she gave the finger to the motorcade of President Donald Trump.
Jul 2, 2018 9:10 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday that requiring public employees to pay union dues for collective bargaining violates their free speech rights under the First Amendment.
Jun 27, 2018 9:09 AM CDT
A three-judge panel from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ohio’s fundraising and partisan limitations placed on judicial candidates.
Jun 27, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
A California law requiring licensed anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to post information about the availability of state-subsidized abortions is likely unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision
Jun 26, 2018 9:15 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday told the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider a decision
upholding a fine and citation against a Christian florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding.
Jun 25, 2018 12:21 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Florida man arrested at a city council meeting to bring a First Amendment claim for retaliatory arrest—even though he conceded that police had probable cause to arrest him.
Jun 18, 2018 9:35 AM CDT
The U.S. Justice Department is backing students in several cases who argue their universities are restricting their First Amendment right to express their views.
In the most recent case, the…
Jun 14, 2018 4:15 PM CDT
Minnesota’s broad ban on political badges, buttons and insignia at polling places violates the First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 7-2 opinion.
Jun 14, 2018 9:32 AM CDT
State constitutions may protect players who are fined for violating the NFL's ban on protests during the national anthem, according to incoming Harvard law professor Nikolas Bowie.
Jun 6, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday that Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission violated the free exercise rights of a Christian baker by showing hostility to his explained religious reasons for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
Jun 4, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
The First Amendment restricts the government from interfering with free speech rights, but it doesn’t cover job-related consequences for private employees--or even star comedians.
May 31, 2018 11:22 AM CDT
A former secretary for a judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals claims she was fired because of Facebook posts that criticized President Donald Trump as well as other…
May 24, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled the First Amendment bars President Donald Trump from blocking people from his Twitter account because of their political views.
May 23, 2018 1:09 PM CDT
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