This column expresses the views of Tony Mauro, special correspondent for the Freedom Forum. Just before midnight on Thanksgiving Eve, the Supreme Court issued an opinion that undoubtedly disrupted turkey day for those who monitor the evolution of First Amendment doctrine — but did not appear to break new legal ground.
This column expresses the views of David L. Hudson Jr., First Amendment Fellow of the Freedom Forum. First Amendment free-speech law has many important principles, rules, doctrines and exceptions. It has been called labyrinthine, complex, convoluted and confusing. But one rule stands supreme above all others in the world of free speech. That rule is […]
This column expresses the views of Tony Mauro, special correspondent for the Freedom Forum. In a fiery speech Nov. 12 before the Federalist Society, conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. offered a list of grievances about the state of individual rights in America, from the “unimaginable restrictions” imposed because of the pandemic to the […]
This column expresses the views of Asma Uddin, senior scholar at the Religious Freedom Center. On Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case involving three Muslim men who say Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents put them on the national no-fly list as a way of coercing them into spying […]
This column expresses the views of Tony Mauro, special correspondent for the Freedom Forum. The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in an important First Amendment case that could result in a changed interpretation of the clause that protects the free exercise of religion.
This column expresses the views of Tony Mauro, special correspondent for the Freedom Forum. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a lower court ruling, temporarily at least, that would have weakened the judiciary’s longstanding tradition of protecting the rights of protesters under the First Amendment’s rights of assembly and petition.
This column expresses the views of Asma Uddin, senior scholar at the Religious Freedom Center. A recent panel organized by the American Bar Association asked my fellow discussants and I whether recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions signal a decline in the Establishment Clause.
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This column expresses the views of Elizabeth Dickson, director of development, Freedom Forum. I was raised to understand the importance of voting and elections. This year, I’ve been moved to join in how that system works, as well.