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John Roberts: Mr. First Amendment – SCOTUSblog

0 Commentsby   |  07.21.20  |  Free Speech

In the 56 First Amendment free speech cases the court heard between 2005 and 2020, the court was unanimous nearly a third of the time, while a 5-4 division occurred a quarter of the time. More »

Espinoza v. Montana and the Blaine Amendments – The Atlantic

by   |  01.24.20  |  Free Speech

Thirty-seven states still have Blaine Amendments on the books. The Supreme Court now has a chance to get rid of them for good. More »

School board will not ban Confederate flag in dress code | WCYB

by   |  01.24.20  |  Free Speech

A county school board in Virginia has decided not to update its dress code to ban displays of the Confederate flag. The Roanoke Times reported Monday that the decision followed months of debate in Franklin County, which is outside of Roanoke in western Virginia. Many school board members said such a ban could violate students’ rights to free speech and spur legal challenges. The vote was 7 to 1. The board’s only black member was the sole no vote.

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The government blocked a Texan from distributing plans for 3D printed guns. The blueprints could go back online soon.

by   |  01.24.20  |  Free Speech

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Harvard law professor sues New York Times over Jeffrey Epstein story

by   |  01.13.20  |  Free Speech

Law professor Lawrence Lessig says the newspaper defamed him in Epstein story with ‘clickbait’ headline that misrepresented his position on donations.

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Cox Communications Ordered To Pay $1 Billion For Allowing Music Piracy

by   |  01.13.20  |  Free Speech

In a shock decision, Cox Communications has been ordered to pay $1 billion in damages for allowing its customers to illegally download music. More »

Revenge Porn Questions and Answers (Updated) – Defending People

by   |  01.13.20  |  Free Speech

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Revenge porn laws: The Supreme Court may soon decide whether revenge porn is protected speech – The Washington Post

by   |  01.13.20  |  Free Speech

Individuals charged under several states’ revenge porn laws are calling the statutes unconstitutional restrictions of free speech. More »

Liberty Gained and Power Lost

by   |  01.12.20  |  Free Speech

The story of the religious freedom culture war.

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Opinion | The Unlikely Birth of Free Speech – The New York Times

by   |  11.30.19  |  Free Speech

Writing a century ago this weekend, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. created our modern understanding of the First Amendment.

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