In times of crisis, safety and freedom may seem like they’re at odds with each other. A society that respects individual liberty can’t implement the same kinds of drastic laws and policies that a more authoritarian one can.
Can the government constitutionally criminalize the advocacy of violating immigration? That question forms the centerpiece of an interesting case, U.S. v. Sineneng-Smith, recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Public librarians should have the ability and editorial discretion to select books for libraries without the censorial hand of members of the community looking over their shoulders and making decisions about content.
Let’s add one more list to the various check-offs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employers and others on how to deal with COVID-19: Tools and tips for getting good information about dealing with the virus from sources you trust.
Americans sometimes assume they are equipped with everything they need — laws, policies and cultural norms — to exercise their right to religious freedom. But is that true? What circumstances need to exist for religious freedom to be possible? What conditions must already be in place if Americans are to exercise their right to believe […]
A man arrested for filming police at a Mardi Gras parade contends that the officers violated his First Amendment free-speech rights and his Fourth Amendment right to be free from a false arrest and excessive force.
The First Amendment protects your right to express yourself freely. While you can do a lot of different things with that freedom, its highest purpose, and the reason that the Constitution’s framers wanted you to have it, is to express yourself politically.
A man convicted of aggravated possession of drugs did not have a religiously-based defense to his possession of psychedelic mushrooms, an Ohio appeals court has ruled. The man had argued that he used the mushrooms for religious experiences and, as such, he should be immune from the drug laws.
In what we can quaintly sometimes call “normal times,” copyright disputes are not regularly considered pressing concerns for the First Amendment.