SCT interview

Christopher Eckhardt left his mark as student-speech litigant

Christopher Eckhardt left a lasting legacy in First Amendment law as one of the three student litigants who prevailed in their landmark 1969 free-speech battle before the U.S. Supreme Court
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Woman in Barnette Reflects on Flag salute case

Most First Amendment enthusiasts probably don’t know the name Marie Snodgrass. The name may not ring a bell even for many die-hard free-speech advocates. But Marie Snodgrass — the former
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Commemorating landmark free-association victory

Fifty years ago today on June 30, 1958, the Supreme Court issued a ruling vitally important to the civil rights movement and First Amendment jurisprudence. That day, the high court
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Turner v. Safley: high drama, enduring precedent

One in a series of interviews with principals involved in First Amendment-related U.S. Supreme Court cases.
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Turner v. Safley: high drama, enduring precedent

When one thinks of famous litigants or important First Amendment decisions, the name Leonard Safley and the case Turner v. Safley do not immediately spring to mind. That’s because Leonard
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Teacher taught Miss. schools a free-speech lesson

In the early 1970s, when many public schools in the South finally integrated, some teachers may have had the audacity to complain to their principals about the problems of racial
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Black lawyer who defended white racist reveres Bill of Rights

In a Black History Month profile of an African-American attorney and First Amendment advocate, you might expect to hear that he’d defended an adult bookstore or challenged government secrecy. You
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Plaintiff in 1962 landmark school-prayer case reflects on his role

William Shakespeare wrote in Twelfth Night: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Steven Engel says “alphabetical order” thrust his name into the
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Rabbi reflects on role in military religious-freedom case

It might seem odd that a head covering in the military would lead to a legal dispute that ended up in the Court of Last Resort. But that’s exactly what
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Bates participants reflect on landmark case

If you turn on the television you see them. You see them on bus benches, billboards, the back pages of telephone books and even above urinals in bathrooms. They deal
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