First Amendment

L.A. Times fights judge's order to alter story: 'Clearly violates the First Amendment'

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times is fighting a federal judge’s order to remove information from an article involving a court document meant to be …

Los Angeles

Judge Griffen files appeal of case dismissal

<b>Judge Wendell Griffen</b> has filed his request for the entire 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear his appeal of a 2-1 decision dismissing his …


Letters: Let pipeline workers do their jobs

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is on track to finish construction by fall, welcoming news for families looking to maintain stable fuel prices, relative to …

Baton Rouge

UCF kicker Donald De La Haye, who lost scholarship over YouTube videos, can sue school

The NCAA makes a lot of dumb decisions, so it might be hard to remember each specific one. However, you might remember the curious case of Donald De …

Student Athletes

Judge Kavanaugh’s Free-Speech Record

Justice Anthony Kennedy was a staunch defender of the First Amendment. He was the most speech-protective justice on a quite speech-protective Court. …

Conservative View

In appeal, lawyers say woman's urging of boyfriend to kill himself was free speech

Conrad Roy III was very much in love with his girlfriend, Michelle Carter, who in 2014 encouraged him to kill himself.<p>"To Michelle," read Roy's …

San Antonio

First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Charlottesville Marchers

The First Amendment doesn’t protect organizers and participants in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., from liability for …


Scopes Trial | C-SPAN Classroom

On This Day: Scopes Trial<p>The Scopes trial, also known as the Scopes "Monkey Trial," began on July 10, 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, when John Scopes, a …

High School

7:30am: Florida first amendment case could be a game changer by WLRN - Listen to music


Faith-based pregnancy clinics aren't out to deceive women about abortion

<b>To the editor:</b> If someone at the Los Angeles Times had visited a pregnancy medical clinic or counseling center, he or she would find caring staff members who offer real choices to women facing unexpected pregnancies.<p>Since abortion is a woman’s legal right, the clinic where I am a board member, Open …

Los Angeles

Daily Deal: Mindbliss

Inner peace isn't something you achieve overnight. True wellness comes with practice and consistency. Designed to grow alongside you, Mindbliss uses …

Copyright Directive

New York Times: Hey, Let's Kill The First Amendment. It's Helping Conservatives Too Much.

Leftists are deeply unhappy with the First Amendment.<p>Since they’re losing the public debate, Leftists have decided that the real problem is that the …

Rights & Freedoms

First Amendment T-shirts - Society of Professional Journalists

News and More <br>Click to Expand Instantly<p>SPJ News<p>Events and Deadlines<p>Quill<p>Journalist's Toolbox<p>Committees<br>The work of SPJ is largely done at the national …


Conservatives Weaponize the First Amendment

The New York Times notes that two recent Supreme Court decisions “were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that has …

Bill Of Rights

Nebraska media trying to educate public about First Amendment with 'Think F1rst' campaign

Alarmed by polls that show Americans lack even basic knowledge about the First Amendment, Nebraska news media members have started a statewide …

Bill Of Rights

Every year the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute conducts the State of the First Amendment survey, which examines Americans’ views on freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition, and samples their opinions on contemporary First Amendment issues.

State of the First Amendment<p><b>2018 State of the First Amendment Survey Reveals Americans Consider Fake News More Objectionable Than Hate Speech</b><p>2018 …

Rights & Freedoms

Kagan accuses Supreme Court majority of weaponizing the First Amendment

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in a scathing dissent on Wednesday accused her conservative colleagues of "weaponizing" the First Amendment after …

Public Sector

Supreme Court Deals Sharp Defeat to Public Employee Unions, Banning Mandatory Fees

The Supreme Court dealt labor unions a sharp defeat Wednesday, ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to …


Janus Case Affirms First Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court holds that government "extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment" in the …

Conservative View

Supreme Court rules for faith-based pregnancy centers, blocks California disclosure law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of a California law that requires faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to notify patients that the state offers subsidized medical care, including abortions.<p>By a 5-4 vote, the justices said the disclosure rule likely amounts to compelled speech that …


Supreme Court rules for anti-abortion clinics' First Amendment rights

The Supreme Court ruled California cannot require so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" to provide information about the availability of abortion …

Pro-life Movement

Waters defender: She was encouraging first amendment

Bill Of Rights

6/25/18 - Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant because of her politics. Is that even legal?

June 25, 2018•8 min<p>Gary Daniels from the ACLU of Ohio talks with Woody about the 1st Amendment applications in these cases.

Sarah Sanders

Supreme Court: Mandating Crisis Pregnancy Clinic Disclosure Violates First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that crisis pregnancy centers—nonprofit, often religious organizations that oppose abortion but offer pregnancy …


Supreme Court Sides With California Faith-Based Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of a California law that requires faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to notify patients that the …

Bill Of Rights

Supreme Court continues to reward Senate's obstructionism

More decisions by the <b>U.S. Supreme Court</b> today that reward the Republican Senate for blocking President Obama's appointment to a court vacancy for the …

Muslim Ban

Why This Restaurant Owner Thinks Virginia’s Happy Hour Restrictions Violate First Amendment

Chef Geoff Tracy is suing the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board, arguing that its restrictions on language used to advertise drink specials …


US teen Michelle Carter urged on her boyfriend’s suicide. It’s freedom of speech, say her lawyers

Conrad Roy III was very much in love with his girlfriend, Michelle Carter, who in 2014 encouraged him to kill himself.<p>“To Michelle,” read Roy’s …

North America

Florida mayor in First Amendment fight over prayer vigil

Bill Of Rights

OPEN THREAD: Letters To Paul Manafort Edition

Paul Manafort had his bail revoked and was jailed on Friday following new charges of witness tampering. Poor Paul is now Inmate #00045343 in Northern …

Liberal View