Supreme Court

Golden Nuggets for Free-Expression Advocates in an Unusual Case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida (17-21) has some golden nuggets for free-expression advocates even though at first glance the opinion might seem
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Supreme Court Reached the Right Result – But the Opinion Could Have Been Stronger

The U.S. Supreme Court reached the correct result in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (2018), striking down a supremely overbroad law that prohibited individuals from wearing political badges, political buttons,
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Justice Stephen Breyer’s Memorable First Amendment Passages

Justice Stephen G. Breyer is one of the more scholarly jurists to serve on the nation’s high court, authoring such thought-provoking books such as Active Liberty (2006), Making Our Democracy Work
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Justice Kagan on the First Amendment

Justice Elena Kagan has served on the U.S. Supreme Court since 2009. In her previous career as an academic, she wrote powerful First Amendment scholarship.  She participated in First Amendment
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Supreme Court Considers Three First Amendment Cases This Term

First Amendment Scholar David Hudson Jr. takes a look at the free speech cases on the Court’s docket this term: Lee v. Tam, Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, and Packingham v. North Carolina.
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Justice Sotomayor Expresses Concern Over Court’s True Threat Jurisprudence

What level of intent makes someone’s words a true threat? She thinks the Supreme Court should clarify.
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Judge Gorsuch Shows Sensitivity to First Amendment Issues

First Amendment Scholar David Hudson takes a look at Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch’s track record on religious liberty, freedom of the press, and free speech.
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First Amendment Freedoms Need “Breathing Space”

First Amendment Scholar David L. Hudson discusses the concept of protecting questionable speech in order to provide “breathing space” for other expression.
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