First Amendment

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who won $390K for clients at trial must pay $11K for alerting media about case

Civil Procedure

Suit by cheerleaders who sued over Bible banners isn’t moot, Texas high court rules

Legal Ethics

Is grievance filed over lawyer’s blog post a ‘lightweight defamation claim’?

Obiter Dicta

What’s the evidentiary standard for emojis?

Judiciary

9th Circuit upholds Arizona’s restrictions on judicial campaign activities

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit hears oral arguments in public prayer case

Constitutional Law

Federal judge allows removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans

Copyright Law

Woman sues Associated Press for selling her photo in a hijab as a stock photo

Criminal Justice

Missouri professor who tried to have journalist ousted from student protest is charged

Criminal Justice

‘One man’s vulgarity is another man’s lyric,’ says judge acquitting man in Twitter case

First Amendment

Arrested after giving the finger to NYC cops, Occupy Wall Street pair wins $52K payout

Legal Ethics

Facing new conduct probe, Kentucky judge fights back in First Amendment suit

Consumer Law

Must movie captioning include song lyrics? Defendant studios cite free speech in civil rights case

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS considers free-speech rights for officer demoted for presumed political views

Constitutional Law

Do officials in adjacent towns put religion above the law? DOJ case asks jury to decide

U.S. Supreme Court

State’s denial of funds for church playground will be considered by SCOTUS

Constitutional Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes conviction of vet who wore unearned medals, cites free speech

Internet Law

Lawyer’s $350K win for defamatory online review is upheld on appeal

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS appears to side with teachers who oppose required union fees; are some bar fees at risk?

Judiciary

Louisiana justice sues colleagues for requiring his recusal