first amendment
Public Education
Arizona school district considers banning ‘divisive’ flags

Arizona’s largest school district is considering a policy to ban certain flags on school grounds that display “divisive” messages. “The American Flag should be sufficient,” Mesa Public Schools board member… Read More

June 13, 2024
Courts
‘We never tell parents’: Video allegedly showing Missouri’s Planned Parenthood trafficking minors for out-of-state abortions leads to day in court

Missouri’s Planned Parenthood has a First Amendment right to help arrange out-of-state abortions for minors without the knowledge of parents, its attorneys reportedly argued in court this week. “FACT CHECK:… Read More

June 12, 2024
Courts
YAF to take legal action against UCLA for canceling a pro-Israel event

A conservative organization plans to sue a California university, alleging its First Amendment rights were violated when the school canceled its pro-Israel event at the last minute. The University of… Read More

May 29, 2024
Legislation
Bipartisan push to balance religion, free speech on Ohio campuses

(The Center Square) – A group of bipartisan lawmakers wants to balance religious freedom and free speech on college campuses throughout Ohio with a new law. The proposed plan, developed with… Read More

May 17, 2024
Courts
Appeal filed in case of Indiana high school that banned pro-life club

A student has appealed a district court’s ruling in favor of the Indiana high school that revoked her pro-life club’s recognition for a flyer thought to be too “political.” The… Read More

May 14, 2024
Courts
NC educator wins settlement after teaching ‘viewpoint diversity’ got him fired

A North Carolina teacher won his lawsuit against the public school that fired him for teaching “viewpoint diversity.” David Phillips spent eight years teaching English at the… Read More

April 29, 2024
Public Education
‘Space aliens or illegal aliens?’ North Carolina student given 3-day suspension for allegedly ‘racist’ question

A North Carolina high school student has been suspended for three days for asking his teacher to clarify an assignment’s use of the word “alien.” Christian McGhee, a student at… Read More

April 19, 2024
Courts
Judge orders Olathe school board to pay $259K legal fees for plaintiff in First Amendment case

(The Sentinel) – Federal District Court Judge Holly Teeter on April 4 ordered the Olathe school board to pay Jennifer Gilmore’s attorney, Linus Baker, $259,233 in attorney’s fees… Read More

April 18, 2024
Public Education
High School senior infiltrates school ‘Satan’ club led by middle-aged satanist

A high school senior in Olathe, Kansas infiltrated a now-defunct after-school Satan club, only to find it led by a middle-aged devil satanist. Media around the country have reported on… Read More

April 17, 2024
Public Education
Legal battle brews over prayer club rejection at Washington state school

Two elementary students in Washington state are taking a stand against religious discrimination after their proposal to start an interfaith prayer club was rejected by the school’s principal. The rejection… Read More

April 15, 2024
Opinion
Could crackdown on free speech in Brazil be U.S.’s future? Is Elon Musk our Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’?

Brazil is “on the brink” of shutting down free speech online – but may only be further down the same path President Biden is blazing in the U.S. Leading free… Read More

April 9, 2024
Courts
‘Free speech is dead’: Steve Baker’s J6 arrest revolves almost entirely around his public statements, analysts say

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Blaze Media investigative journalist Steve Baker might’ve avoided prosecution if it weren’t for his political views and public statements after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6,… Read More

April 5, 2024
Courts
‘Department of Conformity’: NYC Department of Ed sued for silencing dissenting voices

Three New Yorkers filed a lawsuit against the NYC Department of Education (DOE) and one of its school boards for viewpoint discrimination and violating the First Amendment. The plaintiffs –… Read More

April 4, 2024
Courts
Christian ministries get settlement in Virginia religious freedom suit

In a religious freedom victory, two Virginia churches, three Christian schools and a pregnancy center network have received a settlement in a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alliance Defending… Read More

March 25, 2024
Opinion
Note to Ketanji Brown Jackson: The First Amendment should ‘hamstring’ the government. That’s the entire point.

(The Daily Signal) – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government strong-armed Big Tech companies into censoring as “disinformation” Americans’ true experiences while effectively mandating government… Read More

March 20, 2024
Legislation
‘Orwellian’: New Canadian law could throw citizens in jail for life over speech crimes

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is backing a new bill that could send Canadians away to prison for lengthy sentences for speech crimes, according to an… Read More

March 14, 2024
Public Education
Exclusive: Father of Indiana student who resolutely flies American flag on truck calls son a ‘hero’

The father of a student in Indiana said he considers his son “his hero” after the teen refused pressure from school officials telling him to stop flying the American flag. Read More

March 11, 2024
Courts
Court rules Biden admin can’t force Christian health care workers to perform trans surgeries

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A district court ruled Monday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) violated the First Amendment by attempting to force religious health care workers to… Read More

March 5, 2024
Courts
Americans with traditional religious beliefs ‘will be labeled as bigots and treated as such by the government,’ warns Justice Alito in rare statement

The Supreme Court may have declined to hear a discrimination case, but Justice Samuel Alito used the opportunity as a teaching moment about the threat of religious discrimination he sees… Read More

March 1, 2024
Courts
Justices weigh future of free speech on social media platforms

(The Daily Signal) – Can states prohibit social media companies from censoring the speech of their platforms’ users? That’s a question now before the Supreme Court.  The… Read More

February 27, 2024