The owner of a clothing line asks the Supreme Court to overturn the ban on "scandalous" trademarks because it violates the First Amendment.
The case drew support from rappers like Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper, and Meek Mill.
Plus: Christians and bureaucrats versus Tarot in Virginia, and Democratic candidates on restoring voting rights to prisoners
"Sharing our completely legal weekend activities on Snapchat should not result three days of in-school suspensions," Cody Conroy told Reason.
The Columbia University linguist discusses the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.Listen
Columbia linguist John McWhorter on the Jussie Smollett hoax, Donald Trump, and "antiracism" as a new secular religion.
Episode 3 of Free Speech Rules, starring UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh
"This is not a terribly effective tactic of persuasion, loudly yelling so students can't hear."
Texas Would Rather Ban All Chaplains from Execution Chambers Than Placate One Buddhist Inmate in His Final Moments
Equal treatment under the law can mean everyone is treated equally poorly
Journalists would be expected to pay up for government records, while handing over their own records to government officials for free.
"There is simply not enough information...to confirm that the protestors' conduct, taken as a whole, constituted unprotected disruption."
Since I've been blogging today about public rights of access to sealed files, I thought I'd pass this along.
Facebook and the end of the open Internet era
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 last night to grant Patrick Murphy's petition for a stay.
Plus: Senators move to end warrantless NSA spying and the "Paycheck Fairness Act" passes the House.
Students have the right to complain about school.
The president signed an executive order supporting free speech on college campuses.
Trump Will Sign Executive Order Requiring Colleges To Promote ‘Free Inquiry’ If They Want Federal Research Funds
"It is the policy of the federal government to encourage institutions to foster environments that promote open, intellectually engaging, and diverse debate."
Press release from Jersey senator asks Twitter to censor specific user @ivanthetroll12.
Plus: SCOTUS declines Hawaii lesbian case, UC stands by professor in free speech standoff, and ACLU warns of "privacy Trojan horse."
Joshua Clover has a First Amendment right to say horrible things about the police.
The "equal time" rule does not mean what the president thinks it means.
Arlington County's free-speech-trampling sign code forbids businesses from depicting the goods they sell on exterior murals.
Q&A with the co-founder of Institute for Justice about immigration, his legal philosophy, his battles with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and that tattoo.
Federal judge's ruling in a fair-use lawsuit "is a big win for the First Amendment."
Both sides agree to stand down. First Amendment precedents were on the baker's side.
Police allegedly shoved a photographer to the ground with a baton as well.
In Editor’s Note, The Washington Post Admits Early Covington Reporting Was Flawed. Nicholas Sandmann’s Attorney Says That’s Not Good Enough.
"The Sandmanns would never accept half of a half-measure from an organization that still refuses to own up to its error."
Reformers always have a new scheme to take "the money out of politics," but it usually just makes the government larger and campaign spending increase.
AZ Marshal Threatens Preteen Reporter with Juvie, Reportedly Says: ‘I Don’t Want to Hear About Any of That Freedom of the Press Stuff’
Posting a recording of the interaction to the internet would be illegal, the marshal said.
A teenager wrongly accused of harassing a Native American activist sues The Washington Post for $250 million.
Sex, publishing, and quasi-legal theft collide in the Backpage prosecution.
SCOTUS Won’t Hear Defamation Case Against Bill Cosby; Clarence Thomas Has Issues with Landmark First Amendment Ruling [UPDATED]
Thomas thinks the Supreme Court may have erred in its 1964 NYT v. Sullivan ruling.
Episode 2 of Free Speech Rules by UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh
Jessica Rosenworcel overlooks the statutory and constitutional obstacles to her plan.
Last Year Saw ‘Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech’ Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
‘Sex Offenders Are Not Second-Class Citizens,’ Says Judge While Nixing Alabama Rules on First Amendment Grounds
The decision rejects driver's licenses labeled "CRIMINAL SEX OFFENDER" and a broad demand for reports on internet use.
The Michelle Carter case has troubling free speech implications.
Plus: Nancy Pelosi on the "Green New Deal"; John Boehner, cannabis lobbyist
The Alabama prison allows a Christian chaplain in the execution chamber to pray with death row inmates, but it refused to let an imam inside.
The University of Iowa revoked credentials from Business Leaders in Christ for setting sex and marriage requirements for its leaders.
The state can't scrub gun manufacturing info from the internet, so they're trying to make distributing it a crime--First Amendment be damned.
"PCC Public Safety was made aware of a possible planned disruption to tonight's event."
Gun buyers, gay lovers, cannabis customers, and Yelp users are just a few of the groups that benefit from this federal law.
The conservative justices listed a key factor preventing them from hearing the case.
A shortsighted decision that makes little sense.