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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.
A trial court shouldn’t impose gang-related conditions on a person unless the person has been involved with a gang, appellate ruling says.
Simona Lisa Manzanares challenged part of anti-gang measure on grounds that it unconstitutionally restricted freedom of association, but failed to sway a majority of justices.
In De Jonge v. Oregon, U.S. Supreme Court extended fundamental freedom of assembly to state and local governments.
In case involving a Westboro Baptist Church protest in Nebraska, appeals court reiterates prior circuit law that government need not protect ‘unwilling listeners outside the context of a home.’
Connecticut appeals court says state law banning cockfighting infringes on neither familial association nor expressive activity.
Barring all vocal begging at night violates the First Amendment, state appeals court rules.
Kenneth Ray Bivert, accused of killing another prisoner, claimed the trial judge should not have admitted into evidence his association with other white racists in prison.
Alaska Supreme Court upholds city’s anti-smoking ordinance, saying: ‘the First Amendment protects the ability to choose one’s intimate associates freely, not the ability to engage in any conduct in any place so long as one is interacting with his or her intimate associates.’
Gathering together with those of like minds, particularly to seek political change, serves as a basic tool of democracy.