What Does Free Speech Mean?

Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not.

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The Supreme Court rules against immigration law designed to crack down on violent illegal immigrants

  In a 5-4 decision, with Neil Gorsuch casting the deciding vote, the Supreme Court ruled against part of a Federal immigration law (The Immigration and Nationality Act) which made it easier to deport illegal immigrants who are convicted of a violent crime. 353 more words


GORSUCH CAVES: Trump's SCOTUS pic sides with libs; Strikes down key deportation provision on Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Fox News) — Justice Neil Gorsuch provided the decisive vote Tuesday in a Supreme Court ruling striking down a key provision that made it easier to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, in a blow to the Trump administration. 268 more words

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on fighting and losing

I am among those who believe Kelo v. City of New London was a travesty, a clearly unjust decision based on a warped conception of what constitutes a “public purpose.” The notion that a city’s hope to increase tax revenues constitutes a “public purpose” for which a government can seize private property is a tortured definition. 111 more words


The Supreme Court Will Soon Decide Whether You'll Be On The Hook For Sales Tax On All Online Purchases

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case regarding the current status of online sales tax collection and whether the law as-is requires a more modern update. 365 more words

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Why the solution to gerrymandering could be worse than the problem

Not everything that’s unfair or uncivil is unconstitutional. In their zeal to right this wrong, reformers overlook the possibly greater damage to constitutional values that could result from a nightmare scenario: unelected federal judges — meaning, ultimately, the Supreme Court — determining thousands of state and federal legislative district maps. > Washington Post