Topic: First Amendment
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Pennsylvania mom who sought to read five verses of Psalms from the Bible as part of her son's 'All About Me' classroom assignment.
01/19/2010 01:53 pm
The US Supreme Court has decided to hear a case about releasing to the public the names of people who signed a petition. The petition in question called for repealing Washington State's law granting partnership rights to gay couples.
01/15/2010 06:00 pm
The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal to overturn a conviction for producing child pornography. The defendant argued that the images – of children's faces morphed on adults – did not involve sexual activity by minors and so were protected by the First Amendment.
01/11/2010 03:05 pm
The Supreme Court Monday declined to take up a student's challenge to a Texas school dress code. An appeals court ruling said the policy, which bars non-school-related messages on clothing, did not violate student free-speech rights.
01/11/2010 12:47 pm
Wisconsin Right to Life is challenging a law that provides public money to candidates for the state supreme court. The group says the campaign finance law will create a chilling effect on political speech.
12/19/2009 12:30 pm
Bill of Rights Day commemorates Dec. 15, 1791 – when the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution took effect. In the past week, Obama issued a proclamation for the day.
12/15/2009 02:27 pm
A North Carolina man and the ACLU are suing Cary, N.C., after the town told him to remove a protest slogan he had painted on the side of his home. He says it's a free-speech issue, but the town argues he's breaking local zoning laws.
12/08/2009 12:00 am
At the center of Baltimore's Flamingogate was a multistory pink flamingo made of chicken wire and bed sheets.
11/27/2009 12:00 am
The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a challenge to a Miami school board decision that removed a book about Cuba from public schools. The book was seen as presenting too cheery a view of life in Cuba.
11/16/2009 12:00 am
The grass that covers the Washington Mall, the most visited national park in the United States, is in bad shape. The footprints of 25 million visitors are part of the reason why.
11/05/2009 12:00 am