USPS must revisit possible harassing nature of postal worker’s cap bearing Gadsden Flag

Oct 10, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

USPS must revisit possible harassing nature of postal worker’s cap bearing Gadsden Flag.

New Hampshire Voting “Selfie” Law Found Unconstitutional

Oct 3, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

A New Hampshire state law banning “selfies” in the voting booth was found to be unconstitutional.

Does free speech mean freedom from consequences?

Sep 7, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

As one former hospital employee recently learned, Facebook posts can not only result suspension or termination, but can be used to impeach your credibility on claims of racial discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Bar on candidate names for super PACs violates speech rights, D.C. Circuit says

Aug 19, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

The Federal Election Committee’s rule prohibiting unauthorized political action committees from using candidates’ names is a content-based ban on speech that likely violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals panel has ruled.

Federal Judge: Law Cutting Funds to Planned Parenthood Unconstitutional

Aug 17, 2016 By: Andrew Olson

A federal judge ruled that an Ohio law that cuts funds to Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional.

$3.2M for Employees’ Demotion/Reduced Pay for Opposition to School Board Candidates

Aug 9, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Campos v. Donna Independent School District; Sandoval; Castillo, Infante; Yanez (S.D.Tex.) $3.2M for Employees’ Demotion/Reduced Pay for Opposition to School Board Candidates

Today in 1986: SCOTUS limits student free speech

Jul 7, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 7, 1986, the Supreme Court limited the constitutional freedom of speech protections afforded to students in its Bethel School District v. Fraser ruling.

Today in 2003: The Supreme Court finds cross-burning to be constitutionally-protected “speech”

Apr 7, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Virginia v. Black, decided 13 years ago today, on April 7, 2003, held that cross-burning, without an intent to intimidate, is constitutionally-protected speech under the First Amendment.

High school student suspended over tweet to receive $425,000 settlement

Dec 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The high school student that was suspended last year over tweeting “actually yes” has just settled his civil suit against the school and city for $425,000.

Today in 1961: SCOTUS bars compulsory professions of a belief in God for public officeholders

Jun 19, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 19, 1961, the Supreme Court ruled in Torcaso v. Watkins that states may not compel those seeking public office to profess a belief in the existence of God.

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