First Amendment

CNN’s Van Jones: We Have a President ‘Who Just Doesn’t Believe in The First Amendment’

On Tuesday night, <b>Van Jones</b> stopped by <i>The Late Show</i> and weighed in on <b>President Trump</b>‘s hostile relationship with the press.<p><b>Stephen Colbert</b> asked the …

Stephen Colbert

Will SCOTUS stand up for 1st Amendment in Masterpiece Cakeshop case? LISTEN

<i>Demonstrators rally in front of the Supreme Court building on Dec. 5 as the court prepares to hear arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado</i> …

Equality

A Sheriff Went After These Texans for Their 'FUCK TRUMP' Sticker

The sheriff threatened to charge them with disorderly conduct, leading the ACLU to teach him a lesson in "Constitutional law 101."<p>After Donald Trump won the presidency, Karen Fonseca and her husband decided to dress up their pickup truck with a custom decal—a giant, bold sticker emblazoned with the …

Crime

Minnesota's voter dress code unconstitutional?

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments over Minnesota's controversial dress code for voters.

Conservative View

Women's Boobs Are Not Free Speech, Says Federal Court

But at least one dissenting judge felt differently, describing our topless protagonist as having "engaged in the paradigm of First Amendment speech—a …

Feminism

The High-Stakes Legal Battle Over Inauguration Protests Starts Today

The first trial for nearly 200 defendants facing felony riot charges over the January protest starts Wednesday, and could shape what activism looks like under Trump.<p>Around the same time Donald Trump was being inaugurated as America’s 45th president, thousands of protesters surged down the streets …

College of William & Mary

Journalism

Knight Foundation supports free expression and excellence in journalism to promote informed communities that may better determine their own …

Journalism

Trump's attack on Summer Zervos blows a hole in the First Amendment's foundation

Whether or not this defense is hogwash, it raises a crucial legal point. Trump is trying to narrow the already-narrow instances in which defamation suits can be successful.<p>On the flip side, he is trying to broaden the already-broad protections afforded by the First Amendment in these cases. He is …

Donald Trump

Court Rules Yelp Must Identify Anonymous User in Defamation Case

On Monday, a California state appeals court handed down its decision in a pivotal lawsuit that could have significant effects on Yelp’s business and …

US Court Rules Yelp Must Identify Anonymous User In Defamation Case

Earlier this week, a California state appeals court handed down its decision in a pivotal lawsuit that could have significant effects on Yelp's …

Technology (Australia)

The First Amendment Protects a Dissenting Cake Baker, Not State Coercion

Does the First Amendment allow the government to force a cake baker to make custom cakes in violation of his own conscience and religious beliefs?<p>The …

Equality

Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws that govern ships and boats.<p>This …

U.S. Politics

Justices add anti-abortion counseling to free-speech lineup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a free speech challenge to a California law that targets anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, adding to a term that is loaded with First Amendment disputes.<p>The justices said Monday they will review the centers' complaint that the new law, pushed by …

Judiciary

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Trump’s blocking people on Twitter violates the 1st Amendment

Personal Liberty Poll<p>Exercise your right to vote.<p><b>New York—</b>President Donald Trump’s blocking of people on Twitter who criticize him violates their …

Conservative View

Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers

WASHINGTON — Floyd Abrams is the nation’s most prominent First Amendment lawyer, and he almost always argues in favor of free speech. But he has struggled with the case of a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple.<p>Charged with discrimination, the baker said that forcing …

U.S. Politics

The First Amendment and Soliciting Crimes of Migration | Take Care

<b>By Daniel I. Morales, Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law</b><p>A federal criminal statute makes it a felony to “encourage or …

Law

Senator wants tech giants to help US retaliate against Russia

Tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter should help the U.S. government retaliate against Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential …

Internet Research Agency

McConnell: Tech companies could help US 'retaliate against the Russians'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Senate hopeful rips McConnell for ‘smearing’ conservatives Overnight …

U.S. Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on MSNBC with Hugh

The Audio: <br>11-04hhs-mcconnell<p>The transcript:<p>HH: Leader Mitch McConnell, thanks for sitting down with me. I appreciate it.<p>MM: Yeah, pleasure to be …

U.S. Supreme Court

Reimagining access rights under the First Amendment - Quill - Society of Professional Journalists

Home > Publications > Quill > Reimagining access rights under the First Amendment<p>Thursday, November 2, 2017 <br>Reimagining access rights under the First …

Freedom of Information

Law Profs Argue Trump Treats Twitter Like A Dictator Would

(photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)<p><b>[E]fforts to block users based on their criticism of the government threaten the very dangers that the First</b> …

Law

Trump Argues His Sexual Assault Denial Is "Political Speech" Outside Reach of Defamation Law

The president's lawyer asks a judge to take a fairly broad reading of the First Amendment.<p>Donald Trump's lawyer is presenting a theory on when …

Donald Trump

Letter to an Aging Communist

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Dear Gary:<p>It was a pleasure to read your recent "Letter to the Editor" in our local newspaper. I had nearly forgotten …

Conservative View

Environmental Advocacy Is a First Amendment Right

In 1999, FBI director Louis Freeh called animal rights and environmental activists among “the most recognizable single-issue terrorists at the …

EPA

A new study shows the Left and the Right want to purge the First Amendment

A new Cato Institute study shows how Democrat and Republican partisans are leading the fight against the First Amendment.<p>The study begins on a …

Republicans

How well do you know the First Amendment? Take our quiz!

While open-ended and frequently subject to interpretation, the freedoms granted in the First Amendment are some of the pillars of political …

Bill Of Rights

Celebrate the Reformation by celebrating the First Amendment

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, in 1517, 500 years ago this Oct. 31, he probably had no idea what …

Opinion

Amtrak Makes ‘Frighteningly Authoritarian’ Mistake With Hillary Supporter, And It Could Cost Them

Oh, Amtrak. One employee plus one passenger plus one mistake is going to add up to a pretty big problem. We may all want to grab some popcorn, …

Crime

Google Responds to Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives

Facing the claim it is violating the First Amendment, the tech giant says allowing users an option to filter doesn't amount to censorship.<p>This week, …

Censorship

How Twitter Killed the First Amendment

You need not be a media historian to notice that we live in a golden age of press harassment, domestic propaganda and coercive efforts to control political debate. The Trump White House repeatedly seeks to discredit the press, threatens to strip broadcasters of their licenses and calls for the …

Censorship