Posts Tagged First Amendment

Rare Free Speech Victory in the Supreme Court

Even rarer, the Court unanimously agreed with a federal appellate court that free speech is “…a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.” The case, Matal v. Tam (No. 15-1293, 2017), centered on a musical band, The Slants, whose band name trademark application was […]

, , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Federal Court Effectively Legalizes “Heckler’s Veto”

As some may have read in the news recently, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals essentially legalized what is sometimes referred to as the “heckler’s veto,” generally a prohibition of the free exercise of speech and expression rationalized on the basis that such speech might or would likely incite violence or other general disorder from […]

, , ,

Leave a comment