First Amendment

Religious Law

Judge acquits man accused of putting First Amendment sticker on courthouse church directory

Constitutional Law

Is a nude violinist akin to a naked bicyclist? Federal civil rights suit says yes, seeks $1M

Privacy Law

Should Google stop pointing out police cars to users of popular Waze traffic app?

Civil Rights

Baker who would not decorate a cake with anti-gay slurs faces civil rights complaint

Media & Communications Law

Paris mayor vows to sue Fox News over false reports of Muslim ‘no-go’ zones

U.S. Supreme Court

Protesters interrupt Supreme Court on anniversary of Citizens United decision

First Amendment

State lawyer fired for anti-gay blog posts can’t collect unemployment pay, appeals court rules

Consumer Law

Florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding can be held personally liable for her actions

Military Law

Former boot camp instructor sues in effort to rejoin Navy without shaving his beard

First Amendment

Maryland county official recants threat to sue reporter for printing his name without his permission

Legislation & Lobbying

Oklahoma lawmakers considering ban on wearing hoodies in public


Judge puts gag order on news media in lawyer’s assault trial, then apologizes and rescinds

First Amendment

9th Circuit sacks video-game maker in lawsuit brought by retired NFL players for licensing fees

National Pulse

International law bar takes aim at overbroad bans on Shariah law

National Pulse

American Indians challenging eagle feather rules get a boost from Hobby Lobby ruling


1925-1934: On Trial: Science v. religion


1945-1954: Footnote 4

Supreme Court Report

Does the First Amendment allow church to violate town’s sign code? SCOTUS to decide

First Amendment

High school lifts ban on ‘I can’t breathe’ T-shirts at basketball tournament after threatened suit

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: The 5 most important stories about the Supreme Court in 2014