Ban on “gruesome images” threatens free speech

On June 10, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a Colorado appeals court decision banning anti-abortion activists from displaying “gruesome images” of mutilated fetuses that might be seen by children.

White supremacist loses in sentencing appeal

Defendant argued that trial court improperly considered his membership in the Aryan Brotherhood when it sentenced him to 12 years.

Court finds no free-association right to school friendships

Federal judge rejects claims that Pennsylvania school district’s failure to prevent bullying interfered with boy’s right to personal relationships with his classmates.

2nd Circuit upholds 2004 GOP convention protest limits

Three-judge panel’s ruling comes in lawsuit brought by two anti-abortion activists who were arrested after demonstrating in a no-protest zone during the convention.

Juvenile’s challenge to gang-related restrictions rejected

California appeals court rules juvenile court judge didn’t violate youth’s First Amendment rights when he prohibited hanging out with gangs or wearing gang stuff.

Street preacher topples Tenn. town’s permit rules

State appeals court agrees with Wallace Scott Langford that Maryville’s ordinance is too broad, too vague and gives too much discretion to police chief.

9th Circuit won’t dismiss anti-Bush protesters’ lawsuit

Demonstrators say Secret Service agents guarding President George W. Bush violated their rights during 2004 campaign stop.

City council: We must approve all groups

Gould, Ark., mayor promptly vetoes the measure, calling it unconstitutional.

Funeral-protest ruling aids animal-rights activists

Relying on high court’s ruling in Snyder v. Phelps, Minnesota appeals court reverses disorderly conduct convictions of two men who demonstrated outside fur store.