SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh And The First Amendment: His Record, Views, And Controversies

In light of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, experts weigh in on his First Amendment record with mixed views. During the course of the confirmation process, Kavanaugh was questioned about reporter's privilege and whether he would allow journalists to divulge the details of confidential conversations he had with them decades ago.

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Ballard Spahr: New Trade Agreement Extends Immunity to Online Service Providers in Mexico and Canada

  Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr Good news for internet hosts: NAFTA’s replacement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will […]

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First Amendment News Hosts Online Symposium: 15 Women & Their Views on Free Speech

September 20, 2018: First Amendment News (FAN) Publishes Original Essays By Women On Free Speech Law  To commemorate FAN’s 200th […]

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Gene Policinski Commentary: Corrections Should Be Seen As Good Things, Not Weapons For Critics

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on September 21, 2018, on the Newseum blog, […]

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Ballard Spahr: Nevada Court Rejects Defamation Claim Brought Against Associated Press by Casino Mogul

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr In an opinion and order issued yesterday, a Nevada state court dismissed with prejudice […]

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Ballard Spahr: W. Virginia Court Rejects Claim Opioid Reports Defamed Pharmacist

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A West Virginia federal court has rejected defamation claims arising from two Peabody Award-winning CBS […]

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Lata Nott: Printing Guns: Looking At All The Dimensions

Are 3-D printer designs protected by the First Amendment? This was the legal defense raised by Cody Wilson back in 2015, who faced prosecution for violating federal gun export laws after he created a gun with a 3-D printer and then posted the blueprints online for others to download and use.

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Ballard Spahr: D.C. Circuit Holds That Transit Authority Is Permitted to Reject Religious Advertisements

  Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled earlier […]

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