Tag Archives: freedom of speech

Does Freedom of Speech Protect Burning the Koran?

 Earlier this week, a Florida pastor announced his plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy document, the Koran, on September 11. His plan was met with widespread criticism, including the US Attorney General and President Obama. While the consensus…

Is yawning and eye-rolling disorderly conduct?

A district attorney in an Illinois town has been told to write a definition for "disorderly conduct," after a woman was told to leave a city council meeting for rolling her eyes and sighing. Illinois state law defines disorderly conduct…

City Not Allowed to Evict Boy Scouts Because of Anti-Gay Policy

A Philadelphia jury held that the city violated the Boy Scouts freedom of association rights by trying to evict them from a city owned building. The city said the Boy Scouts anti-gay policies violated the city’s anti-discrimination statutes. The Boy…

Will Legislation Limit the Supreme Court’s Decision on Corporation Campaign Donations?

The majority of Americans, regardless of political view, support Congressional efforts to limit the effect of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on campaign contributions. Last month, the Supreme Court held that the government may not ban political spending by corporations…

Supreme Court to decide if Christian college group must allow gays, others to get school nod

This spring, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments whether a Christian group was wrongfully denied recognition as an official organization at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law. The group effectively prohibits gay and lesbian members because voting…

Uttering threats

By Pulat Yunusov Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer (I am a law student). The text below contains only my understanding of the applicable law. It has nothing whatsoever to do with your particular situation. Do not assume you can…