Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’
U.S. Supreme Court puts an end to bias-based lawsuit challenging permit for construction of an Islamic Center near Murfreesboro.
The biggest problem with protection laws for student religious expression is the potential for abuse.
Fortunately, a growing number of schools are getting the message that the First Amendment doesn’t mandate a religion-free zone in public schools.
Tennessee county sheriff’s office will have to convince a court that there were legitimate safety interests in monitoring inmate calls.
The Tennessean reports that federal judge agrees with arguments by Backpage.com that the law infringes on freedom of speech.
Man’s anti-gun T-shirt in Murfreesboro, Tenn., mall probably isn’t protected if the mall is privately owned.
A government body is trying to bolster its chances of winning a lawsuit at the expense of people who commented on a website on a public issue.
Federal judge rejects fired Franklin garbage-truck driver’s retaliation claims, saying his comments were made as part of his official duties and weren’t on a matter of public concern.
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.
Controversy at a high school in Madisonville, Tenn., highlights the reality that censorship is alive and well when it comes to sexual orientation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Opponents of legislation that would make it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah say a proposed amendment that strips out any reference to a specific religion would make the measure tougher to fight in court if it passes.
The original bill (S.B. 1028/H.B. 1353) gave the [...]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A spokesman for the state's Homeland Security Office says information about the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee was inaccurately posted on the website of a terrorist watchdog entity.
The Tennessee Fusion Center serves as a clearinghouse for information about criminals and potential terrorists.
Earlier this month, the ACLU sent out a letter to [...]
A Tennessee state trooper who left his job to run for mayor has no
constitutional right to have his job back, a federal appeals ruled this
Trooper Jimmy Sain left his job to run for mayor of Hardeman County, Tenn.,
because a federal law known as the Hatch
Act prohibits certain state employees from running for elective office.
The law [...]
From left: John Seigenthaler, George Barrett, the Rev. James Lawson, Rip Patton and Gene Policinski
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fifty years ago the sit-in movement in Nashville had a drastic effect on the community and on headlines, panelists said last week.
“It was a big news story,” said First Amendment Center Founder John Seigenthaler, who was a reporter [...]
A Tennessee congressman has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives known as “the Citizen Participation Act of 2009” that would provide protection for people who are sued for exercising their First Amendment rights of petition and speech. If passed, the measure by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., would become the first federal anti-SLAPP [...]