WASHINGTON – In a case that could have repercussions from a small upstate New York town to the legislative floor of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether prayers at open public meetings violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
WASHINGTON – A federal appellate court has struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial notice posting rule, the latest in a series of blows to the agency that has been mired in legal controversy.
The Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a court decision striking down the Food and Drug Administration’s new graphic warnings on cigarette packages on First Amendment grounds.
An Illinois police officer claimed he lost his job because he complained that his department had a bad habit of looking the other way when politically-connected drivers were caught committing traffic violations.
Monday, a federal appeals court decided that the officer could sue for a violation of his First Amendment rights.
An Arizona law making it unlawful for motorists to impede traffic when hiring day laborers probably violates the First Amendment, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in upholding a preliminary injunction.
An attorney’s blog posts qualified as commercial speech subject to regulation under professional rules of conduct, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.
When a couple came to trial lawyer Danny Thomas’ office four years ago with a disturbing case involving the death of their daughter and her newborn baby at the hands of a religious group, he knew the case would not be easy.
Does the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act violate the First Amendment by requiring an organization to have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive federal funding to provide HIV and AIDS programs overseas?
A Massachusetts judge’s refusal to issue an injunction in a suit involving a car dealership allegedly defamed by the relatives of an ex-employee demonstrates the struggle for courts that are asked to strike a balance between the First Amendment and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
State workers did not need to be actually affiliated with a particular party or candidate in order to pursue First Amendment claims for political-affiliation retaliation, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.