By: Christopher Eddy Introduction The Supreme Court’s recent decision in National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Becerra (“NIFLA”) dealt with “professional speech.” Specifically, the Court decided if professional speech constituted a separate class of speech and was entitled to less protection under the First Amendment. The law at issue was California’s FACT Act … Continue reading WHAT IS A “NONCONTROVERSIAL” TOPIC AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO PROFESSIONAL SPEECH?
Happy Monday!! Here is your latest First Amendment news!! Don't forget to check out the publication of our fall issue at https://firstamendmentlawreview.org/volume-17/ The Newseum's 74-foot-tall, 50-ton marble First Amendment tablet will be coming down and accompanying the museum to a new location. One man's attempt to get his last name on his license plate has … Continue reading Newflash!
Check out staff member, Alyssa Leader's blog post on the Me Too movement!
Trump calls for "retribution" over this weeks SNL opening skit with Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Trump. Trump's demand for retribution was met with a wave of reminders that the First Amendment allows for freedom of speech. A security guard for an LA synagogue shot a transgender woman in the leg when she began live-streaming the … Continue reading Newsflash 02/04 – 02/18
Happy post-Super Bowl Monday! Here is your latest First Amendment news! Edmonds bakery owner, Ken Bellingham, unapologizes for designing and selling "Build the Wall" cookies. FDA crackdown on labeling Almond Milk as 'Milk" could violate the First Amendment A federal magistrate judge this week recommended that a ban on conversion therapy in Tampa, be partially … Continue reading Newsflash!!
By: Alison J. Rossi Early in summer of 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that a North Carolina law that banned convicted sex offenders from accessing or using social media websites was unconstitutional. In Packinham v. North Carolina, the Court ruled North Carolina’s law violated the First Amendment. This case has … Continue reading Packingham v. North Carolina: Court Protects Sex Offenders First Amendment Rights to the Internet.
Happy MLK Day!! Here is the latest First Amendment News! Top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds, a federal judge The Women’s March kicked off Saturday in Washington, D.C., shortly after leaders released a sweeping policy document that includes opposition … Continue reading NEWSFLASH!
By: Michael Peretz Several high profile First Amendment cases came before the Court in its most recent session. While Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was the most publicized case on the docket, the Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME was arguably a more contentious case, as signified by the Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling, … Continue reading “Weaponizing First Amendment? The Extent to Which Justice Kagan’s Claim is True”
Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season! Now it is back to the grind! Here is your latest First Amendment news. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the First Amendment case Iancu v. Brunetti. The case involves a fashion designer fighting to register “FUCT” as the name of his clothing … Continue reading NEWSFLASH 01/07/19 – 01/13/2019
By: Rachel Ann Stephens, Staff Writer I. Introduction Going to the bathroom has never been more perilous, for sewer systems. Systems already under pressure from growing populations, aging infrastructure, and climate change have a new villain in the form of “flushable” wipes. Places including New York, London, San Francisco, and Toronto have been feeling the … Continue reading Are Commercial Speech Limitations Down the Drain?