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Beyond the outrage, is Hobby Lobby decision a win-win?

Supreme Court ruling is neither the all-out assault on women’s rights alleged by some on the left nor the major expansion of religious freedom trumpeted by many on the right.

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.

Court limits Garcetti – at least a little

Justices reject argument that 2006 decision sharply curtailing public employees’ free speech applied in a case involving court testimony.

Qualified immunity protects Secret Service agents

In Supreme Court case involving Oregon protest, justices rule that Secret Service protection of the president takes precedence over considerations of viewpoint discrimination.

Much to-do about history for divided high court

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 Marshall: eloquent First Amendment defender

Thurgood Marshall had a gift for explaining the importance of the First Amendment in different contexts, such as in these five examples.

Supreme Court rejects atheist’s appeal over cross

Justices decline review of atheist’s claim against Illinois grant given to refurbish 111-foot-high Bald Knob Cross of Peace.

High court takes up case on compelled speech

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.

New animal-cruelty indictments raise First Amendment questions

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.

High court won’t consider challenge to S.C. religious classes

4th Circuit had upheld off-campus program allowing students to earn high school credit, saying district properly accommodated religion without establishing it.

Sheriff may have to pay fees in abortion-protest lawsuit

Justices reverse decision saying sheriff’s office in South Carolina wasn’t required to pay attorney’s fees in lawsuit involving protesters who were told they couldn’t hold up signs showing aborted fetuses.

High court hears textbook-resale copyright case

Closely watched dispute pits Thai graduate student, who resold in the U.S. textbooks purchased overseas, against publishers; music, movie industries, Costco, eBay, Google, art museums weigh in on both sides.

Supreme Court halts turnover of secret IRA tapes

Unless the Justice Department appeals and wins, Boston College will not have to hand over interviews recorded with a convicted Irish Republican Army bomber.

High court won’t hear challenge to wiretap law

Case stems from federal surveillance rules that include legal liability protection for telecom companies that allegedly helped the U.S. spy on Americans without warrants.

Plaintiffs assail Va. public-records law on 2 fronts

In their high court briefs in McBurney v. Young, news organizations and public-advocacy groups stress that law restricting access by out-of-staters impedes newsgathering and the national ‘information industry.’

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