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Trump sued for violating the First Amendment on Twitter. Sad!

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The free speech institute at Columbia University—along with seven citizens from across the country—have sued President Trump for violating the First Amendment by blocking Twitter followers because they criticized him.

Perhaps this case sounds silly or trivial. It isn’t. Filed in New York federal court, the case highlights critical and unanswered questions about free speech in a digital world. The case is called Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University et. al. v. Donald J. Trump, et. al.
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Freedom of Religion Case Filed by Bolek Besser Makes National News

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On December 18, 2014, the civil rights attorneys at Bolek Besser Glesius LLC filed a freedom of religion lawsuit on behalf of a young Muslim woman from Cleveland who was forced to attend Christian prayer services against her will by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department while incarcerated at the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Cuyahoga County, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff, and one of the offending corrections officers, the case has garnered national attention. The case is titled Majeed v. Cuyahoga County, et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-02778.

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Is there a First Amendment Right to Lie in Political Ads?

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Does the First Amendment’s free speech clause prohibit criminal prosecution for lying in a political campaign ad? That issue came before the United States Supreme Court yesterday in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, a case arising out of Ohio. [Read more…]

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