Are Political Robocalls Protected Under the First Amendment?
Regulating robocalls based on the content of their messaging presents a more severe threat to First Amendment freedoms than regulating their time, place, and manner," the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in a case involving Montana's robocall laws.
Tech Executive Severs Ties With Extremist Site Linked to El Paso Shooting
Matthew Prince, the chief executive of the San Francisco cyber security company, Cloudflare, has cut ties with 8chan, the anonymous […]
Ballard Spahr: Sixth Circuit Sides with ‘The New York Times’ in Defamation Suit
Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr An article in The New York Times about controversy surrounding an Ohio State University cancer researcher was […]
Black Lives Matter Leader May Face Trial for Actions of Anonymous Protester
A prominent Black Lives Matter activist, DeRay Mckesson, might go on trial for injuries sustained by a police officer during […]
Handman and Zycherman: “Fear Not: New York Times v. Sullivan Heartily Embraced by the Court’s Newest Jurist, Justice Kavanaugh”
The post is another essay in response to Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurrence from a denial of certiorari in the case […]
Levine and Wermiel: “Dubious Doubts and ‘the Central Meaning of the First Amendment’—A Preliminary Reply to Justice Thomas”
By Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel There are any number of obvious responses to Justice Clarence Thomas’s misguided assertion in […]
Judge Rules Student May Wear “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” T-shirt
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order that would allow high school senior Addison Barnes to wear a t-shirt that read "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co." for the remainder of the school year. Barnes lawyers argued that his shirt constituted "pure political speech" and did not disturb or interfere with the school, promote illegal activity or contain obscene or vulgar language.
Gene Policinski Commentary: Sinclair, Next Time Just Put Your Name To The Message
The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on April 5, 2018, on the Newseum blog, and […]