First Amendment

National Pulse

Wary copyright owners are cracking down on fan-created artworks

Supreme Court Report

Supreme Court’s Abercrombie ruling marks a setback for employers

First Amendment

Rapper’s hologram performance is shut down; is it a First Amendment violation?

Constitutional Law

Backpage sues sheriff over letters to credit card companies

Religious Law

Archdiocese seeks court order to end protesters’ 11-year vigil and close down deconsecrated church

Religious Law

Man with Voodoo beads is ordered detained for refusing to remove them in court

Legal Ethics

‘Soaring rhetoric’ doesn’t save Jacoby’s suit challenging ban on outside ownership in law firms

Constitutional Law

Strip club’s suit alleging police raids violated Constitution is allowed to proceed

First Amendment

Federal judge nixes jail’s newspaper ban, but says articles about gang activities can be cut out

First Amendment

NFL team’s First Amendment rights weren’t violated by loss of disparaging trademarks, judge rules

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is disbarred for ‘social media blitz’ intended to influence custody case and top state court

Internet Law

Lawyer can’t learn identity of anonymous Avvo critic absent defamation evidence, appeals court says

Constitutional Law

SCOTUS opinion recognizing dignity of gay marriage could lead to dignity codes, law prof says

Constitutional Law

ACLU suit challenges Louisiana governor’s ‘marriage and conscience order’

Constitutional Law

Top state court nixes 10 Commandments monument at capitol

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS to consider First Amendment rights of public workers forced to pay for collective bargaining

First Amendment

9th Circuit revives inmate’s pro se suit over being required to work with pork in kitchen

Religious Law

County clerks, judges with religious qualms can refuse to issue gay marriage licenses, Texas AG says

First Amendment

9th Circuit boots judge, revives news media case over late access to court civil complaint filings

Legislation & Lobbying

Should Confederate flag be displayed? ABA president, state officials, stores take a stand against it