Catherine Fisk of the University of California, Irvine and David Forte of Cleveland State University break down the constitutional issues in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and predict how the Court will rule.
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On January 9, 1776, the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense became the first viral mass communications event in America, an event so big that it still rivals today’s blockbuster movies and books.
Burt Neuborne of the New York University School of Law and John Inazu of the Washington University School of Law reveal the history and power of the First Amendment’s Assembly and Petition Clauses.
On Monday, the nation’s highest court declined to review a case from California about the value and First Amendment status of anonymous speech.
In a decision that shaped the First Amendment’s right to free speech for nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court ruled in Schenck v. United States on March 3, 1919.