First Amendment News

Limitation on Tattoo Parlors Unconstitutional, Federal Appeals Court Rules

The City of Key West, Florida, cannot ban tattoo parlors from opening in its historic district without running afoul of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.
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Public School Officials Need First Amendment Lesson

School officials can’t ban student speech because they don’t like it or fear it might offend some people. Instead, they can prohibit it only to prevent disruptions.
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‘Free speech’ Impact of Whitney v. California

Arguably, the most important free-speech opinion in American jurisprudence was Justice Louis Brandeis’ concurring opinion in Whitney v. California.
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First Five: A podcast with Jason Rezaian’s brother, Brown University’s ‘witch hunts’, and Trump wants to ban the internet

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First Five: Jason Rezaian, privacy, campuses need First Amendment training, Scientology in Russia

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Washington Post reporter sentenced in secret – an Iranian shame

Jason Rezaian

A government official has announced that The Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian – already unjustly jailed for some 16 months – has now been sentenced to prison following his conviction last month on espionage and other charges.
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First Five: Edward Snowden via video chat, the First Amendment and students, #ParisAttacks, John Kasich and Syrian refugees

Catherine Ross

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National First Amendment Moot Court Competition Announced

The competition represents a new partnership between the Newseum Institute and Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America.
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Duff: We have lost ‘a champion for freedom’

Statement from James C. Duff, CEO of Freedom Forum, Newseum and Newseum Institute, on the death of John Seigenthaler.
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