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Expletive yelled at police is free speech, not grounds for arrest, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON – The mere act of yelling an expletive at a police officer is constitutionally protected speech and not grounds for arrest, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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Free speech dominates at Supreme Court

To get the Supreme Court’s attention these days, try saying your speech rights are being violated. Whether the underlying topic is abortion, elections, labor unions or wedding cakes, the First Amendment is starting to dominate the Supreme Court’s agenda. The ...

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Trump ‘incitement’ court ruling unprecedented

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at J.S. Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on November 07, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Jabin Botsford-The Washington Post

It’s one thing for partisans and talking heads to claim that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric in Kentucky one night in March 2016, specifically his instructions to “get ’em out of here,” incited violence against the protesters he wanted removed. It’s ...

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Court of Appeals — Free Speech — Picketing Demonstration: Santer v. Bd. of Ed. of East Meadow Union Free Sch. Dist.; Lucia v. Bd. of Ed. of East Meadow Union Free Sch. Dist.

New York State Court of Appeals  Free Speech — Picketing Demonstration Matter of Public Concern — Health and Safety Risks Santer v. Bd. of Ed. of East Meadow Union Free Sch. Dist.; Lucia v. Bd. of Ed. of East Meadow ...

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Court: Clicking ‘like’ on Facebook is free speech

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RICHMOND, Va. — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reversed ...

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