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Will major church-state case come to nothing?

April 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Our Supreme Court correspondent, Lyle Denniston, explains how one of the biggest cases of the current term may not be heard next week after a surprise development in Missouri.

Tinker v. Des Moines: Protecting student free speech

February 24, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that students at school retain their First Amendment right to free speech.

Proposed regulations for protests run up against First Amendment concerns

February 24, 2017 By Chris Calabrese

Do proposed laws in several state legislatures violate the Constitution's guarantee of free speech?

Five “unusual” amendments that never made it into the Constitution

February 23, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

If some folks had their way, a three-person tribunal, and not the President, would provide leadership of the “United States of Earth,” in a nation where divorce is illegal.

Podcast: President Trump's immigration order: Is it legal?

February 2, 2017 By NCC Staff

Peter Spiro of Temple University and Anil Kalhan of Drexel University explore the best arguments for and against the President's controversial action on refugees and international travel.

Podcast: Offensive speech and trademarks at the Supreme Court

January 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

Deborah Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, and Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown University discuss a big First Amendment case.

Supreme Court hears dispute over offensive trademarks and free speech

January 18, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

Does the government have to register a trademark that appears to "disparage" a group of people?

Hazelwood v. Kulhmeier: Limiting student free speech

January 13, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.

Podcast: Akhil Reed Amar on the Bill of Rights

December 22, 2016 By NCC Staff

"America's greatest teacher of the Bill of Rights" explains the document's history and importance on its 225th anniversary.

Podcast: The Bill of Rights at 225

December 15, 2016 By NCC Staff

Historians Carol Berkin and David O. Stewart reflect on the history and legacy of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

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