First Amendment News

First Amendment News

Recently, Federal District Judge Richard G. Stearns handed down an opinion in a commercial speech case, one involving a state ban on debt-collection phone calls made during a state-declared state of emergency (COVID-19 pandemic). The case is ACA International v. Healey (Dist. Ct., MA, May 6, 2020). While Judge Stearns issued a temporary restraining order... Read more Read more


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Any valid democratic theory of the First Amendment must protect the ability of self-governing citizens to discover and vote in line with their true best interests. Because both regulating and not regulating political fraud creates risks to the self-governance goals of the First Amendment, protecting self-government requires balancing these competing harms. — Redish & Pereyra... Read more Read more


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Justice Clarence Thomas, like Justice William O. Douglas, prides himself on being a constitutional maverick. Learn more about his 1st Amendment opinions. Read more


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I invited Floyd Abrams to review Mr. Bird's book since, among other things, Mr. Abrams served as co-counsel to the NYT in the Pentagon Papers case. Read more


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There has been a lot of talk in recent years about censorship on college campuses, quite often at the behest of liberal or progressive students & faculties. Read more


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What follows is the full text of an April 28, 2020 letter to Commissioner Warren A. Stanley of the California Highway Patrol and to Governor Gavin Newsom. Read more


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“You better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin'” — Bob Dylan In a matter of but a few months, our world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. In its wake, fear has followed folly in ways that have radically altered life in America and... Read more Read more


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The First Amendment implications of COVID-19 and more in First Amendment news. Read more


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As we have done in the past, this FAN post is being co-hosted by our friends over at First Amendment Watch. Professor Norton's commentary follows. Read more


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Now comes an all-star team filing in an amicus brief in the case of Mckesson v. Doe. Read more



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