First Amendment

MSNBC Analyst Suggests U.S. Should Ban Hate Speech

Richard Stengel calls failure to outlaw hate speech a 'design flaw' in First Amendment

MSNBC political analyst and former Obama administration official Richard Stengel argued that America needs to outlaw hateful speech, including Koran burning.

San Francisco’s Anti-NRA Stunt Isn’t Just Misguided, It’s Unconstitutional

Punishing businesses that associate with the NRA is a form of unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors stirred controversy after labeling the National Rifle Association a "domestic terrorist organization" in a resolution. That language is more tiresome and lame than it is actually dangerous. Law enforcement officers in San Francisco and elsewhere will just roll their eyes and focus on targeting actual terrorists.

Circuit Court Overturns Defunding of Student Newspaper

Defunding targeted satirical newspaper over content, court finds

In a victory for student press freedom, a Ninth Circuit appeals court found the University of California, San Diego's defunding of a satirical newspaper violated the constitutional rights protecting freedom of the press.

Supremes OK Cross Memorial

7-2 ruling shoots down atheist attempt to tear down WWI memorial

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, said the suit should have been dismissed earlier given the lack of standing of the association and called on lower courts to dismiss "offended observer standing."