Posts by David L. Hudson Jr.:
Justices reject argument that 2006 decision sharply curtailing public employees’ free speech applied in a case involving court testimony.
In Supreme Court case involving Oregon protest, justices rule that Secret Service protection of the president takes precedence over considerations of viewpoint discrimination.
Though sharply divided on whether legislative prayers in Greece, N.Y., are permissible, two Supreme Court justices agree that history factors into the constitutional calculus.
Justice Clarence Thomas asserts that giving money to a political campaign constitutes core political speech that’s protected by the First Amendment.
Court finds musician did not so much appropriate the name of the real former cocaine dealer Ricky D. Ross as engage in transformative artistic expression.
All the 3rd Circuit needed to do was find that “I Love Boobies” bracelets were not plainly lewd or substantially disruptive to the school.
Decision upholding expulsion of a student who allegedly made online threats increases possibility that Supreme Court will tackle thorny questions of student online expression.
As ‘The Greatest’ boxing champion turns 71, here’s a look back at how his life exemplified our five core freedoms.
Thurgood Marshall had a gift for explaining the importance of the First Amendment in different contexts, such as in these five examples.
Tennessee county sheriff’s office will have to convince a court that there were legitimate safety interests in monitoring inmate calls.
Man who sent threatening, offensive messages to alderwoman and others fails to persuade court that they amounted to political speech.
Colorado man might have had better luck pursuing his claim through federal or state religious-liberty laws than through free-exercise clause.
Fifty years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a Virginia law that was being used to quash the NAACP’s efforts to solicit plaintiffs.
Sheriff ends distribution of local newspapers after inmate’s letter to the editor appears in weekly to which he subscribed.
N.Y. couple pulled over after man flipped off police at speed trap claim violation of Fourth, First Amendment rights.