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ACLU Challenges Las Vegas Anti-Peddling Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is challenging Las Vegas’ latest ordinances barring panhandling and solicitation at a pedestrian mall, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Injunction May Bar Repeated Defamation, Court Rules

The California Supreme Court ruled (PDF) today that a defendant’s right to free speech would not be infringed by a narrowly tailored injunction barring her from repeating statements…

Solicitor General Struggles Before Justices

In oral arguments yesterday, Solicitor General Paul D. Clement ran into trouble as he argued against an exception to a ban on some issue ads by unions and businesses in…

Justices Doubtful About Campaign Ad Restriction

Several justices showed little enthusiasm today for a federal law that restricts TV ads by unions and businesses in the weeks before an election, SCOTUSblog reports.

The appeal…

Court Hears Campaign Funding Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court today hears a challenge to a federal law that restricts TV ads by unions and businesses in the weeks before an election.

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DOJ Weighs Classified Materials Ruling

The Justice Department has two weeks to decide whether to appeal or change its handling of an espionage case after a judge’s refusal to bar references to classified information.

Prosecutors…

Judge Backs Ban of Anti-Gay Shirt

A federal judge in Chicago has sided with a suburban school that banned anti-gay T-shirts.

A student wanted to wear a shirt that read “Be Happy, Not Gay” as part…

School Recruiting Dispute Before Supreme Court

A Tennessee athletic association contends a letter encouraging 12 eighth graders to attend football practice was a recruiting violation that merited a $3,000 fine. The private school that sent the…

Blogger Settles Threatened Big-Firm Libel Case

A Nashville, Tenn., woman and a local recruiting firm that had threatened to sue her over her blogged description of a bad experience there have agreed to settle their differences.…

Judicial Ethics Group Shuns ‘Schmucks!’

New York’s Commission on Judicial Conduct and its chair are both exploring their options following a spat over a book called Schmucks!

Divorce lawyer Raoul Felder co-wrote the humorous book…

Internet—and Law?—Supports Blogger in Spat

It used to be that a business suing an individual, with the help of a well-known local law firm, had a big advantage. But that’s not necessarily true today. In…

Prison Newsletter Free to Circulate in California

California prison officials have agreed to stop blocking distribution of a newsletter that circulates to some 1,000 state prison inmates, in alleged violation of their First Amendment rights. The state…

Appeals Court Refuses to Disqualify Judge in Coroner Case

A Philadelphia-based federal appeals court has refused to disqualify U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab from presiding over the trial of coroner Cyril Wecht.

Study This, Mr. Principal: Student Wins Web Case

Placing a middle school student on probation for criticizing a school principal in expletive-laden language on a MySpace page violated her First Amendment right of free speech, the Indiana Court…

DontDateHimGirl.com Still Operating

The Pennsylvania judge who ruled Monday that he has no jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit against DontDateHimGirl.com did not reach the issue of protection for the site under the Communications…

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