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First Amendment

Podcast: Will the President’s travel ban hold up in court?

May 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

Leah Litman of the University of California, Irvine, and Earl Maltz of Rutgers University discuss the latest legal developments and how the ban may ultimately fare at the Supreme Court.

Video: Floyd Abrams and the Soul of the First Amendment

May 8, 2017 By NCC Staff

Floyd Abrams, celebrated First Amendment lawyer, discusses his new book, The Soul of the First Amendment, and examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.

Is the American free speech consensus under attack?

May 3, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

A rapidly changing nation has given new voice and urgency to critiques of strong free speech protections.

Supreme Court eager to decide major religion case

April 19, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent a very strong hint that it is eager, maybe even passionately so, to decide one of history’s most important cases on dealings between religion and government.

Gorsuch’s first vote could move major case to full court

April 12, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch gets to cast his first private conference vote later this week, and it could help to move a major religious liberty and gay rights case to the Court this fall.

How Dr. King cited the Constitution in his Mountaintop speech

April 3, 2017 By NCC Staff

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his last public speech, which referenced the Bible and the Constitution. His words still inspire millions today.

An important date in Supreme Court history for the press

March 9, 2017 By NCC Staff

Today is the anniversary of one of the most important decisions in Supreme Court history that affected the civil rights movement and the free speech powers of the press: the case of the New York Times v. Sullivan.

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?

Could journalists be prosecuted for leaking presidential campaign intel?

February 16, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

One of the current debates in Washington is over disclosures reported by the New York Times and other publishers of U.S. government intelligence related to alleged Russian involvement in the recent presidential election.

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