Brennan Center for Justice
Limitations on Gathering Size to Slow Spread of Coronavirus Prompt First Amendment Questions
A group of residents in New Hampshire sued their government following limitations on large gatherings meant to slow the spread of coronavirus. Civil liberties experts explain why these restrictions, even when they affect political or religious gatherings, are likely to be upheld in court.
State Department Faces Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Social Media Registration Requirement on Visa Applications
The suit, filed on behalf of two documentary film organizations, argues that the registration requirement violates the First Amendment, is too broad in scope, and has not been proven to be necessary to national security interests.