Posts by First Amendment Center:
By Clay Calvert Ruling that throws out conviction of police officer for conspiracy to commit kidnapping on basis of grisly online posts strikes blow against dangerous notion of ‘thought crimes.’
Religious Freedom Center and Moment magazine discussion explores thorny religious-liberty issues.
And hear an interview with Jana Winter after lower-court ruling against her.
On March 18, 2013, the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, Moment Magazine and the Committee on Religious Liberty held a day-long symposium on religious freedom in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
The morning panel, “Is religious liberty under attack?,” was moderated by Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance and featured Hoda [...]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The team from University of Georgia School of Law took top honors Friday at the 23rd Annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the First Amendment Center and Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Winning team members were Mary Beth Martinez and Katie Croghan. The law school also won the competition in [...]
David L. Hudson Jr.’s book Let the Students Speak (Beacon Press) is on Choice Magazine’s annual Outstanding Academic Title list.
The Tennessean reports that federal judge agrees with arguments by Backpage.com that the law infringes on freedom of speech.
KGO-TV reports girl’s verses included a line that said, ‘I know why he pulled the trigger.’
Washington Post reports the legislation would have restricted government officials’ ability to talk with news reporters.
First Amendment Center’s Charles C. Haynes, other religious scholars and leaders are interviewed.
Democrat Joe Manchin calls soon-to-air program a ‘travesty’ that portrays his state inaccurately and seeks to profit from people’s ‘shameful behavior.’
Salt Lake City’s Deseret News looks into why Modesto, Calif., is the only school district in the U.S. requiring students to take a world religions course.
The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech, part of Thomson Reuters’ series on ‘law for the layperson,’ puts free-speech concepts into plain English.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 9th Circuit rejects argument that sign featuring Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic constitutes First Amendment-protected, noncommercial speech.
Tampa Bay Times: U.S. magistrate judge rules that denying a fourth-grader permission to hand out invitations to an Easter-egg hunt violated his First Amendment rights.