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Can Schools Prohibit “I ♥ boobies” Bracelets . . . Or Not?

This month, two courts issued dramatically different opinions about whether school districts can prohibit breast cancer awareness bracelets reading “I ♥ boobies” without running afoul of students’ First Amendment free speech rights. 35 more words

New Jersey court rules state law requiring daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools does not violate the New Jersey Constitution

The Monmouth County Superior Court has ruled that New Jersey’s law requiring the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in the state’s public schools does not violate the state constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom, even though the Pledge includes the phrase “under God.” 7 more words

Do display-and-describe requirements infringe free speech rights of abortion providers?

In a new post for the LLR Lagniappe, the blog of the Louisiana Law Review, my colleague Lauren Tracy discusses the current circuit split on what the government can demand from abortion providers prior to an abortion. 165 more words

Free Speech

See the Real My Kailua...

Happy hump day to the people out there in internet land, I hope you’re enjoying your work week here in beautiful Kailua. While deciding what to write about today I figured I would do the first post that planted the seed for my serious dislike of My Kailua. 1,482 more words


Tennessee representative proposes bill recognizing God's absolute governance over his state

In any country other than the U.S.—save perhaps in the Middle East—this headline would be assumed to be a spoof. But here in the U.S. it’s business as usual, especially in the South.   594 more words

Freedom From Religion

Washington Redskins, Charlie Hebdo and the free speech right to be racist

In a desperate attempt to hold on to its multi-million-dollar trademark, the Washington Redskins franchise submitted legal arguments last week seeking to overturn a 2014 decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the team’s trademark because it is offensive to Native Americans. 799 more words