2418 ABA Journal First Amendment articles.
A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the federal government from requiring members of the Christian Employers Alliance to provide health coverage for gender transition services.
May 18, 2022 12:45 PM CDT
A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, has temporarily blocked a school district from disciplining a teacher who had religious objections to a policy that prevented her from outing transgender students to their parents.
May 17, 2022 3:04 PM CDT
May 16, 2022 1:10 PM CDT
Judge willing to accept $110K, cooperation to end Trump sanction
A trial-level judge in New York lifted a $10,000 daily civil contempt sanction against former President Donald Trump on…
May 13, 2022 2:37 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has allowed a Texas law to take effect that prohibits larger social media platforms from censoring users based on their political views.
May 13, 2022 9:06 AM CDT
An administrative law judge in Georgia ruled Friday that there is insufficient evidence to show that Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia engaged in insurrection, dealing a defeat to challengers who claimed that the U.S. Constitution banned her reelection.
May 9, 2022 3:44 PM CDT
The First Amendment does not protect two Tennessee police officers who were fired for objecting to changes in their department, an appeals court has ruled.
May 4, 2022 12:18 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision from 1973 that established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Norma McCorvey, a single, pregnant woman in Texas, brought a federal lawsuit in 1970 against district attorney Henry Wade, alleging that Texas criminal abortion statutes that originated in 1854 were unconstitutional.
May 3, 2022 2:23 PM CDT
A man who created a fake police department page on Facebook can’t obtain damages against officers who arrested him, searched his home and seized his phone and laptop, a federal appeals court has ruled.
May 2, 2022 3:03 PM CDT
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago ruled Friday that Wisconsin’s mandatory bar doesn’t violate the First Amendment rights of the state’s lawyers.
May 2, 2022 12:01 PM CDT
The city of Boston violated the First Amendment rights of a Christian group when it refused to allow it to fly its flag outside the city hall, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
May 2, 2022 11:24 AM CDT
Several lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union reviewed the Washington Post op-ed by actress Amber Heard that led to actor Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against her, according to testimony by the organization’s general counsel last week.
May 2, 2022 8:44 AM CDT
A Connecticut-based branch of Black Lives Matter is calling for the suspension of a criminal defense lawyer who dropped his pants and used the N-word in a comedy routine.
May 2, 2022 8:43 AM CDT
For decades, a central inquiry in free speech analysis has been whether government regulation is content-based or content-neutral. Content-based government regulations of speech generally must meet strict scrutiny. To be constitutional, they must be narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling government purpose. By contract, content-neutral regulations have only to meet intermediate scrutiny, being substantially related to achieve an important government purpose.
May 2, 2022 8:41 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld West Virginia’s restrictions on lawyer advertising that seeks clients for litigation involving medication and medical devices.
Apr 29, 2022 11:43 AM CDT
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