Political Speech

How Two Sentences in the Constitution Rose From Obscurity to Ensnare Donald Trump

It will be the first time in history that the nation’s highest court has heard a case on Section 3, which was used to keep former Confederates from holding government offices.

Read More

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando

Disney Appeals Dismissal of Free Speech Lawsuit as DeSantis Says ‘Move On’

Disney's notice of appeal says that the dismissal of its lawsuit sets a dangerous precedent and gives states the tool to weaponize viewpoint discrimination.

Read More

ormer U.S. President Trump holds rally in Florence, South Carolina

Illinois Voters File Legal Challenge To Keep Trump Off Ballot After Election Board Defeat

Dozens of similar cases have been filed in other states seeking to keep Trump from the presidency under a provision of the 14th Amendment.

Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Disney’s Free Speech Lawsuit Against DeSantis

Disney said it plans to appeal the federal judge’s decision. A separate lawsuit over who controls the theme park's governing district is still pending in state court in Orlando.

Read More

Trump holds a campaign rally ahead of the Republican caucus in Las Vegas

Trump Stays on Illinois’ Ballot as Election Board Declines to Ban Him

The board’s hearing officer found that a “preponderance of the evidence” shows Trump is ineligible to run for president, but left the decision to the courts.

Read More

The U.S. Capitol Building is stormed by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6, 2021

Illinois Election Officials To Weigh Removing Trump From Primary Ballot

The Illinois effort to keep Trump off the March ballot is similar to those filed in several other states, including one in Colorado that is set to appear before the Supreme Court next month.

Read More

North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls is seen in an undated photo

North Carolina Justice Ends Suit Against Ethics Panel After It Dismisses Complaint

Associate Justice Anita Earls had claimed an investigation from the state's Judicial Standards Commission into her public comments chilled her free-speech rights.

Read More

Former U.S. President Trump holds a campaign rally ahead of New Hampshire primary election, in Atkinson

Maine Judge Delays Decision on Removing Trump From Ballot Until Supreme Court Rules

The nation’s highest court has never ruled on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which prohibits those who “engaged in insurrection” from holding office.

Read More