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COVID-19 over the constitution

Does the First Amendment Protect Doctors Who Spread COVID-19 Misinformation?

Years after the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, disputes over discipline for doctors who allegedly spread COVID-19 misinformation are still playing out in court.

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Official Who Posted ‘Ballot Selfie’ in Wisconsin Has Felony Charge Dismissed

A county judge said the state law prohibiting voters from showing their marked ballots to anyone else is in violation of the constitutional right to freedom of speech.

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Courtroom in the John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Appeals Court Frees Attorney From Having To Join, Pay Dues To Louisiana Bar Association

This is one of more than two dozen cases playing out around the country challenging state requirements that attorneys join and pay dues to state bar associations.

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A patient prepares to take Mifepristone, the first medication in a medical abortion, at Alamo Women's Clinic in Carbondale

Kansas Can’t Enforce New Law on Medication Abortion, Judge Rules

The ruling was another big victory for abortion rights advocates in Kansas, where a statewide vote in 2022 confirmed protections for abortion access under the state constitution.

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FILE PHOTO: DeSantis hosts a rally in Tampa after primary

Disney, DeSantis Legal Fights Ratchet Up As Company Demands Documents

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis asked that Disney’s First Amendment lawsuit against him be tossed from federal court, and Disney demanded emails, texts and other communications from the governor’s office.

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Disney Narrows Scope of Lawsuit Against DeSantis to Free Speech Claims

Disney narrowed the scope of its federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, focusing on First Amendment claims that the governor retaliated against the company following its public statement opposing the Parental Rights in Education bill, widely known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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Facing Dozens of Criminal Charges, Trump’s Right to Lie Will Be Core to His Legal Defense

Lawyers for the former president, who now is facing criminal charges in courtrooms stretching from Miami to New York, have made clear that Trump’s free speech rights will form the foundation of their defense in the Jan. 6 case.

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Federal Judge Rules Utah City Violated First Amendment by Denying Drag Show Permit

A Utah-based drag show group will be permitted to host an all-ages drag show at a public park in the city of St. George, a federal judge ruled June 16, stating the city discriminated against the group and its protected speech.

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