Articles on First Amendment

Janus v. AFSCME By Ron Langacker Human Rights, August 2018 The latest U.S. Supreme Court decision to “weaponize” the First Amendment is Janus v. American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees, Council 31, in which the Court held that Illinois’ extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violated the First Amendment.
Free speech trumps animal cruelty: First Amendment protection of “crush videos” in United States v. Stevens By Angela Donohoo Animal Law, June 2010 The U.S. Supreme Court determined that “[a] law may be invalidated as overbroad if a substantial number of its applications are unconstitutional, judged in relation to the statute’s plainly legitimate sweep.”
Facial invalidation in First Amendment cases-The end of an era? By Steven Helle Human Rights, February 2004 A 30-year era in Supreme Court jurisprudence regarding the First Amendment might be ending.

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