Newsflash! 08/20-09/05

Happy Hump Day Everybody! Hope all had a nice Labor Day weekend. Read now to catch up on First Amendment news.


Federal Courts

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that feeding the homeless is “expressive conduct protected by the First Amendment,” in Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs v. City of Fort Lauderdale.

In Pittsburgh, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church won a unanimous ruling in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by its former pastor. A three-judge panel of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia stated that the First Amendment prevents courts from deciding questions of spiritual leadership.


Other News

Facebook and Twitter executives are to testify on Capitol Hill regarding “social media companies’ responses to foreign influence operations.”

As Brett Kavanaugh hearings begin, the New York Times gave an overview of his potential impact on First Amendment and other rights.

Nike shows support for Colin Kaepernick with a new full-length commercial.

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