First Amendment topicsAbout the First Amendment
  Browse: [ All | Recent news | Religion | Press | Speech | Assembly | Petition ]
  Recent news
  News stories recently posted throughout the First Amendment Center Online.
  Appreciating Richard Seaver, editor of 'bombshell' books
  By Caroline Tenenbaum Grove Press editor who died this month was involved in publishing provocative works by Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs and others that ultimately defeated the censors.     01.24.09
  Autopsies are subject to public release, says Pa. high court
  Justices side with newspapers that sought autopsy report for Easton police officer shot and killed inside headquarters in 2005.     01.23.09
  News access issues concern press covering Obama
  News outlets question photo restrictions, ask why reporters weren't allowed to use names of administration officials giving background briefing.     01.23.09
  Ohio court brings back ban on party ID for judges
  Justices vote 5-2 to reinstate prohibition, reversing course just weeks after lifting the ban.     01.23.09
  Nashville voters defeat 'English First' proposal
  Referendum's leader says he won't 'bring English up again because the people of Nashville have spoken.'     01.23.09
  Ill. moment-of-silence law ruled unconstitutional
  Federal judge calls act 'a subtle effort to force students at impressionable ages to contemplate religion.'     01.22.09
  Obama orders rollback of government secrecy
  On first full day of office, new president moves to open presidential records, change how agencies interpret freedom-of-information law, limit lobbying.     01.22.09
  Ky. bill aims to protect student press
  If measure passes, state will join at least seven others that have enacted some form of protections for high school journalists.     01.22.09
  ACLU accuses Minn. charter school of promoting religion
  Lawsuit also claims Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy violates First Amendment by preferring Muslim religion over others.     01.22.09
  Unanimous Court sides with union in legal-fees case
  Justices agree Maine public employees' union can force non-union government workers to help pay for national litigation.     01.21.09
  Daily newspaper sues weekly's columnist for libel
  Tulsa World sues Urban Tulsa Weekly's Michael Bates after he claims that daily misled advertisers about circulation figures.     01.21.09
  Anti-porn law dies quietly in Supreme Court
  Federal law known as COPA, intended to protect children from sexual material online, was passed in 1998 but never took effect.     01.21.09
  6th Circuit rules against Mich. lawyer who criticized judges
  Three-judge panel overturns lower court decision that found state high court's rules of professional conduct were overly broad, unconstitutional.     01.21.09

Check all news articles (including archives)

Print this document

Last system update: Saturday, January 24, 2009 | 17:19:12
About this site
About the First Amendment
About the First Amendment Center
First Amendment programs
State of the First Amendment

First Reports
Supreme Court
First Amendment publications
First Amendment Center history
Freedom Singsā„¢
First Amendment

Congressional Research Service reports
Guest editorials
FOI material
The First Amendment

Lesson plans
Contact us
Privacy statement
Related links