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At issue: whether the government can require AIDS groups receiving grants to state their opposition to prostitution and sex trafficking as a condition of funding.
N.Y. couple pulled over after man flipped off police at speed trap claim violation of Fourth, First Amendment rights.
Since Newtown, Conn., massacre, attention has turned again to a gore-soaked entertainment industry — TV, movies, video games — that sells murder as fun.
Appellate judges agree with juvenile court judge, finding middle school student’s profanity wasn’t protected speech.
After Supreme Court’s U.S. v. Stevens ruling struck down law criminalizing animal-cruelty videos, new, narrower law may still be vulnerable on free-speech grounds, experts say.
Two opposing federal rulings on new California law prohibiting sexual-orientation change therapy for minors illustrate important distinction in First Amendment cases.
Why a court found that a California public school student had no First Amendment defense to making threats to a teacher and principal.
New York appeals court finds comments made to students and a teacher caused substantial school disruption under standard described in Supreme Court’s Tinker ruling.
Ruling in Pennsylvania prisoner’s case, 3rd Circuit says inmates must show a pattern of interference with the mail in order to prove a First Amendment violation.
Federal judge rejects Pennsylvania woman’s claims that county officials violated her First Amendment rights by firing her after she filed for workers’ compensation.
U.S. district judge refuses to dismiss Eric Beyer’s suit claiming retaliation for his sometimes-profane criticisms of a Pennsylvania borough council.
2nd Circuit panel reverses lower court ruling for former school employee, saying Supreme Court’s Garcetti decision leaves her no free-speech protection.
Decision illustrates divide in various courts over whether tattoos are a form of pure speech or merely conduct with an expressive element.