The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of South Dakota on Friday, November 3, 2023, challenging South Dakota's personalized license plate law.
A recent ruling in a federal court suggests that state laws aiming to protect children from the risks of excessive social media use may face First Amendment obstacles.
Booksellers, publishers, and writers sued Texas officials in federal court on Tuesday alleging a new book restriction law violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court considered a case involving a parody dog toy, "Bad Spaniels," and its alleged infringement of the Jack Daniel's trademark.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge found that Phoenix could not involve the NFL in the process of approving ads on property during the weeks surrounding the Super Bowl.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. The lawsuit seeks to clarify whether VIP's Jack Daniel's themed dog-toys are protected from trademark infringement claims due to VIP's First Amendment interest in using Jack Daniel's trademarks on the toys.
The Onion has filed a Supreme Court brief in support of a man arrested and prosecuted for making fun of a police department on social media, arguing that parodists should not be obligated to "pop the balloon in advance."
On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of social media companies that moderate content on their platforms because "the government can't tell a private person or entity what to say or how to say it."
The First Amendment provides certain protections for freedom of speech and association to which government employees may be entitled despite the nature of their jobs.