This column expresses the views of David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment Fellow, Freedom Forum. Public school principals, teachers and other employees must realize that controversial social media posts may lead to discipline and ultimately no First Amendment protection for their inflammatory comments. Public employees retain rights as citizens to comment on matters of public […]
By Gene Policinski and Benjamin Marcus The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday declared that a federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment does protect LGBTQ workers. But the court also deliberately left “for future cases” to decide how it would rule if an employer argues the law violates their religious beliefs about employing gay or […]
Tens of thousands of Americans in all 50 states are raising anguished voices and marching in the streets to protest 400 years of systemic injustice against black Americans.
A dizzying array of court decisions has been issued regarding various First Amendment challenges to governmental orders limiting public assemblies, including religious gatherings.
Participants in Power Shift Project workshops and webinars have suggested books, podcasts and videos that offer new insights on the history of race and privilege; the benefits of diversity; overcoming hidden biases; and reporting on diverse communities.
A free press was under attack last weekend, in incidents not seen in this number since the height of the modern civil rights movement more than 60 years ago – and we cannot allow it to continue.
The long-simmering discontent between President Donald J. Trump and Silicon Valley powerhouses boiled over this week.
A CNN news crew was arrested early Friday morning by Minnesota State Police officers while doing a live, on-street report on a violent night of protest in Minneapolis.
By all accounts, no one factor was more responsible for adoption of the Establishment Clause (the provision of the First Amendment prohibiting government establishment of religion) than grassroots opposition to the practice of using government coffers to pay clergy salaries and build and maintain churches and church property.