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Supreme Court Sides With Cursing Cheerleader Over Snapchat Post
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Sides With Cursing Cheerleader Over Snapchat Post
2021-06-23 15:32:39
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by punishing a student over a vulgar social-media rant sent away from school grounds. The vote was 8 to 1, with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting.... Read More

Media
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Four)
2021-05-12 21:59:31
by Dan McCue

(This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series. The first three parts can be read here, here and here.) The First Amendment Prevails The Supreme Court’s decision in the Pentagon Papers case, officially, New York Times Co.... Read More

Media
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Three)
2021-05-11 21:04:47
by Dan McCue

(This is the third part of a four-part series. The first and second installments can be read here and here.) White House Makes Its Move  Ultimately, the decision to seek prior restraint -- an injunction prohibiting The Times from publishing... Read More

In The News
Lockdown of D.C. Quiets Protesters But Prompts First Amendment Debate
2021-01-20 21:14:45
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Only about 200 demonstrators made good on their pledge to protest the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday. This time, there was no large-scale protest of the election like the one that drew thousands to Washington on... Read More

Supreme Court
Alito: COVID Crisis Has Been a ‘Constitutional Stress Test’
2020-11-13 20:27:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., told the Federalist Society in a keynote address Thursday night the coronavirus pandemic has led to "previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty." "I am not diminishing the severity of the virus's threat to... Read More

State News
Religious Groups Sue Virginia Over Law Protecting Gay Rights
2020-10-05 15:10:53
by Tom Ramstack

RICHMOND, Va. - Religious groups and a wedding photographer are suing the state of Virginia over a new law that bans discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender persons. The law is directed primarily against discrimination in employment, housing and public... Read More

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