Political Speech

PEN America Rebuts Trump’s Motion To Dismiss Suit Over First Amendment Violations

Updated 3/25/2020: District court rejected Donald Trump’s motion to dismiss PEN America’s lawsuit, says the case can proceed. PEN America […]

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Adam Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff Proposes Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Courts’ 2010 Citizens United ruling that lifted restrictions on corporate campaign contributions. The proposed amendment would allow Congress and states to impose reasonable limits on campaign contributions, and allow states to create mechanisms for public funding of campaigns.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Anti-BDS Law For Violating the First Amendment

A federal judge in Texas ruled that a law that prohibits state contractors from boycotting Israel violates the First Amendment. Bahia Amawi, a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent, worked as an independent contractor for a school district in Austin, Texas for nine years. Last year, when her contract came up for renewal, it contained a clause that said she wouldn’t boycott Israel. She refused to sign it, so the school district terminated her services.

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Cruz Challenging FEC Over Campaign Finance Limitation Arguing That It Restricts Political Speech

Senator Ted Cruz is suing the Federal Election Committee over a provision of Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) that he […]

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Mary Beth Tinker

Tinker Turns 50: Celebrating Half A Century Of Student Free Speech

February 24, 2019 marks 50 years since the Supreme Court made its landmark ruling in Tinker vs. Des Moines that protected the First Amendment rights of students in public schools.

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Donald Trump

BBC Cameraman Shoved By Trump Supporter During Rally In El Paso, Texas

A man in a red “Make America Great Again” hat shoved and yelled at a BBC cameraman during a Trump […]

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SCOTUS Revives First Amendment Challenge to Mandatory Bar Membership Post-Janus

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a North Dakota lawyer’s First Amendment challenge […]

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Exercising Selfie-Expression: Do Ballot Selfie Bans Violate the First Amendment?

Elections look a lot different these days than they did in the past. Swag, branded hashtags, and of course, the […]

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