First Amendment
Arkansas State Capitol

Appeals Court Hears Arguments on State Ban on Gender-Affirming Care for Minors

U.S. District Judge Jay Moody last year ruled that Arkansas’ health care restrictions violated the First Amendment by prohibiting doctors from referring patients elsewhere.

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Judge Rejects Trump’s First Amendment Challenge to Charges in Georgia Election Case

The judge ruled that the charges do not suggest Trump is being prosecuted simply for making false statements but rather that he acted willfully and knowingly to harm the government.

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California Law Enforcement Agencies Hinder Transparency in Use-Of-Force Cases

Law enforcement agencies across California began receiving public records requests and responded with what's been described as “a campaign of massive resistance.”

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Kansas Moves To Join Texas and Other States in Requiring Porn Sites To Verify People’s Ages

Some critics questioned whether the measure would violate free speech and press rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

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Court: Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE’ Law Restricting Diversity Training Is Unconstitutional

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s ruling that the act violates the First Amendment as it applies to businesses and is impermissibly vague.

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Man Ticketed for Shouting at Police To Turn on Headlights Can Sue, Appeals Court Rules

The new ruling sends the case back to district court for trial, arguing that the profane statement might be considered a reasonable attempt to avert an accident.

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Judge Wants Suspensions for Florida Attorneys Who Criticized Discrimination Ruling

The judge said their statements weren’t protected by free speech and that the lawyers had failed to show they had a factual basis for making the statements.

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Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia

After Setbacks, Bill To Define Antisemitism in State Law Is Advancing in Georgia

Sponsors say it would help prosecutors identify hate crimes targeting Jewish people, but some critics warn it would limit free speech, especially in criticizing the actions of Israel.

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