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Court Fights to Prevent Trump From Running Again for the White House Turn to Minnesota

The Colorado and Minnesota cases are furthest along, putting one or both on an expected path to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has never decided the issue.

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Updated: Resident Sues Minnesota City For Prohibitions On Filming In Public Parks

On September 2nd, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled that a Bloomington, MN city ordinance banning photography and video recording in a public park violates the First Amendment.

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Federal Court Reinstates Suit by Videographers Claiming Minnesota’s Anti-Discrimination Law Violates Their Free Speech Rights

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuits reinstated a Minnesota lawsuit brought by two filmmakers who claim that the state’s anti-discrimination laws infringes on their First Amendment […]

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Supreme Court Rules Polling Place Dress Code Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota statute that restricted what voters can wear to the polls on election day. Under Minnesota’s law, voters may not wear “issue-oriented material” and […]

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Bill to Increase Fines And Penalties For Protestors Vetoed

“I believe that blocking access to freeways and airports is a matter of public safety for everyone involved,” Governor Mark Dayton wrote in a letter to the speaker of Minnesota’s […]

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Lata Nott: These Two States Are Pushing Laws To Criminalize Some Protests

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Lata Nott, originally published this podcast on the Newseum blog, and has given First Amendment Watch permission to reprint.   Rightly or wrongly, certain […]

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