2447 ABA Journal First Amendment articles.
Prof who refused to use preferred pronouns gets $400K settlement
Shawnee State University in Ohio has agreed to pay philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether $400,000 and to rescind a written warning…
Apr 22, 2022 2:23 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Central Florida’s ban on speech constituting “discriminatory harassment” likely violates the First Amendment.
Apr 22, 2022 11:27 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court gave the city of Austin, Texas, an initial win Thursday in a challenge to its sign restriction allowing digital billboards on business property but not off premises.
Apr 22, 2022 9:05 AM CDT
The case of Kennedy v. Bremerton School District arrives at a U.S. Supreme Court dominated by conservatives who have shown special solicitude to religious liberty claims in recent years.
Apr 21, 2022 11:11 AM CDT
An Ohio lawyer has received a stayed six-month suspension for alcohol-related conduct, including a profane outburst directed at a judge during a holiday party.
Apr 19, 2022 11:07 AM CDT
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A woman who claims that she allowed a “skivvies”-clad Tennessee sheriff’s deputy to baptize her based on his promise of leniency can continue to pursue her lawsuit against another deputy who witnessed the “desacralized rite,” a federal judge has ruled.
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A new Tennessee law allows judges to personally solicit and accept campaign contributions, but judicial candidates should “be mindful” of other ethics rules that could be implicated, according to a March 29 ethics opinion.
Apr 11, 2022 4:19 PM CDT
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The U.S. Supreme Court has four important cases about religion on its docket. Each of these cases, individually and especially together, could bring about major changes in the law concerning the Constitution and religion, writes law dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
Apr 4, 2022 9:55 AM CDT
Morrison & Foerster settles ‘mommy track’ suit
Morrison & Foerster has settled with two remaining plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that the law firm discriminates against lawyer moms. In…
Apr 1, 2022 3:00 PM CDT
Mar 31, 2022 10:28 AM CDT
The leader of a Black Lives Matter protest can be held liable for injuries to a police officer caused by another person during the demonstration, the Louisiana Supreme Court said Friday.
Mar 30, 2022 12:34 PM CDT