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A positive Supreme Court term for the First Amendment

But increasingly narrow holdings, exceptions for national security, rights for corporations leave questions about what direction Court’s First Amendment jurisprudence will go.

‘Slender Man’ and the First Amendment: why it protects his creator

By Clay Calvert Famous Supreme Court case buttresses the idea that we can’t blame real-world violence on media creations.

Still risky for citizens to video police – even in public places

By Clay Calvert Some court rulings have upheld the right of citizens to photograph and film police in public, but citizens take their chances when they pull out their cameras.

‘Must reads’ 2012: best of the First Amendment Center Online

Commentary, analysis on Supreme Court rulings and a host of First Amendment issues from throughout the year.

Court rejects First Amendment concept in Second Amendment case

Upholding New York handgun-permit law, 2nd Circuit panel refuses to view concealed-carry license requirement as a ‘prior restraint’ on a fundamental right.

Turning to the First to understand the Second

5th Circuit ruling illustrates how courts are borrowing standards from First Amendment law to apply to gun-rights cases.

High court spotlight misses First Amendment

Some scholars say dearth of cases may reflect justices’ general sense that Court’s doctrines on both speech and religion clauses are fairly stable and settled.

First Amendment overshadowed in 2011-12 term

The Supreme Court’s six First Amendment-related rulings followed a well-established pattern, including wins, losses and a ‘no-decision.’

Obama has mixed First Amendment record

President often has touted openness and freedom but, at the same time, has drawn criticism from press advocates, religious leaders and others.

 

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Santorum stresses religious liberty, shielding children

One in a series of articles on the First Amendment record and views of 2012 presidential candidates.

Gingrich claims religious liberty as pillar of campaign

One in a series of articles on the First Amendment record and views of 2012 presidential candidates.

Romney’s record on First Amendment issues: religion and more

One in a series of articles on the First Amendment record and views of 2012 presidential candidates.

Religion, broadcast cases highlight new term

Case involving hiring decisions by religious groups may be biggest religion case before the Court in a decade; broadcasting case concerns FCC anti-indecency rules. Also:

Debate on Patriot Act and First Amendment continues

Many contend the Patriot Act still represents an abuse of government authority; others insist the concern is overblown.

Free speech is just that — ‘free’

The Hill posts Gene Policinski’s look at the Supreme Court’s violent video-games ruling and other free-speech decisions.

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