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    Book Discussion on Madison's Music

    Burt Neuborne talked about his book Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment, in which he argues that the First Amendment was primarily created to protect the democratic…

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    Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The case concerns the First Amendment and the state of Texas’s refusal to issue…

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie and Fitch Stores Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie and Fitch Stores. The case addressed whether the retailer violated the civil rights…

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    Phil Robertson Remarks at CPAC

    Phil Robertson received the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union.

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    Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar. The case involved campaign finance regulations in judicial races and whether the First Amendment protects…

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    Financing Judicial Elections

    Panelists talked about the Supreme Court case Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. At issue in the case is whether a ban on solicitation of campaign donations by judicial candidates in state…

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    Reed v. Town of Gilbert Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, on whether a town ordinance limiting the placement of signs, including those posted by a church, violates the free speech…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “What does freedom of expression mean today?” Susan Ferrechio also spoke by phone about a vote on the Keystone XL…

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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on…

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    Book Discussion on Religious Liberties for Corporations?

    Ilya Shapiro and David Gans talked about their book, Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution, in which they debate the issues…

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    Elonis v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Elonis v. United States. The case involves free speech and criminal threats in the age of the Internet and social media. At issue in the…

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    Free Speech

    First Amendment law experts talked about One, Inc. v. Olesen*, a landmark free speech case, and its long-standing effect on later obscenity rulings. Among the topics they discusses…

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    State of Academic Freedom

    Anne Neal talked about academic freedom and freedom of speech at colleges and universities. She talked about what she called “commencement dis-invitation season,” when…

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    Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean. At issue was whether whistle-blower protection extends to unauthorized disclosure of…

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    Holt v. Hobbs Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Holt v. Hobbs. The case involved the issue of whether an Arkansas prison policy barring a Muslim inmate from growing a beard violated his freedom of…

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    Wagner v. FEC Oral Argument

    The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Wagner v. FEC. The case concerns three independent contractors with various federal agencies who argued that the ban…

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    Town of Greece v. Galloway Commentary, Part 2

    Mike Doyle talked about the outcome and long-term effects of the case Town of Greece v. Galloway, a U.S. Supreme Court case about prayers at public meetings. His interview on the steps…

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    Town of Greece v. Galloway Commentary, Part 1

    Mike Doyle gave background on the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, a U.S. Supreme Court case about prayers at public meetings. His interview on the steps of the Supreme Court…

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    Campaign Finance and Free Speech

    Two legal analysts debated the merits of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizen’s United ruling that gave corporations and labor unions the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money…

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    Senator Markey on Abortion Clinics Ruling

    Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) responded to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that day striking down a Massachusetts law that created buffer zones around abortion clinics. Writing for a…

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