Fifth Circuit to Decide if Texas Citizen Journalist’s Arrest Violated the First Amendment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments en banc Jan. 25 in the case of a Texas citizen journalist who was arrested for asking a police officer a question.

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Student Can Wear ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Face Mask; Mississippi School District Settles Lawsuit

A Mississippi public school district agreed to retract a policy in a settlement Jan. 25 after it violated a third grader’s First Amendment right to wear a face mask to school with “Jesus Loves Me” written on it.

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Teacher Guide: Speech Not Protected by the First Amendment

This teacher guide discusses many of the important unprotected categories of speech that have led to contentious First Amendment litigation through the years.

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Federal Judge Orders Trump, Attorney to Pay Nearly $1M in Sanctions for Defamation Lawsuit ‘Brought in Bad Faith for An Improper Purpose’

A federal judge ordered Donald Trump and his lead attorney to pay nearly $1 million in sanctions after filing a “frivolous” lawsuit to serve a political purpose, the judge wrote Jan. 19.

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DeSantis Didn’t Violate Court Order Blocking ‘Stop WOKE’ Act, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled Jan. 12 that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration did not violate an order blocking the academic provision of the “Stop WOKE” Act, which restricts race-based discussions in higher education classrooms.

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James Madison
[The] right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon, which has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right.”
-James Madison, Report on the Virginia Resolutions, 1800
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