Constitution Daily

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A look back at Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s court legacy

July 1, 2019 By Amy E. Feldman

It was 14 years ago today that Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Does the First Amendment protect hate speech on Facebook?

October 18, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

Amy Feldman from the Judge Group looks at a story making national headlines about a fatal bullying incident on Facebook, and if the First Amendment protects hate speech on the Internet.

Civil liberties trumped policies in Abercrombie headscarf case

September 16, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

Contributor Amy E. Feldman looks at a recent federal court decision that ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch for firing a teenage Muslim worker for wearing a headscarf, or hijab.

Two students keep winning cancer bracelet battle in courts

August 8, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

Contributor Amy E. Feldman looks at a case involving free speech, public school students, and the display of plastic wrist bracelets in class.

Gluten-free product labeling and the First Amendment

August 7, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

How can the FDA tell a private company what’s gluten free without violating the First Amendment? Amy E. Feldman looks at why commercial speech is limited.

Third Amendment suit questions police fridge-raiding tactics

July 29, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

A rare Third Amendment lawsuit pits a Las Vegas-area man against police who he claims acted like a bunch of rampaging Redcoats in his apartment.

Asiana Airlines case against TV station seemed challenged

July 17, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

Constitution Daily contributor Amy E. Feldman says an Asiana Airlines lawsuit against a TV station that published ethnically insulting names faced a few issues if it even made it to court.

Is flashing your car's headlights protected by the First Amendment?

July 15, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

A man wanted to let others on the road know to slow down because they were about to drive into a speed trap, so he flashed his headlights as a warning. So is that action protected by the First Amendment?

What rights do people have to their own mug shots online?

July 10, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

In today’s world, people who have mug shots taken face a potential uphill battle getting them off websites that collect booking photos—and charge a fee for their removal.

Arizona voter ID case about more than driver’s licenses

June 12, 2013 By Amy E. Feldman

Contributor Amy Feldman explains why an impending Supreme Court decision about voter identification in Arizona could redefine the relationship between the states and the federal government in how national elections are conducted.

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