First Amendment

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.The Bill of Rights was originally proposed as a measure to assuage Anti-Federalist opposition to Constitutional ratification.
Posts about First Amendment
  • Hey Honey, Check Out My Pendulum!

    … and training, along with our passion for the First Amendment. We seldom turn down a case because it is our belief that even the most reprehensible are entitled to a good defense and one committed to making sure the State has to prove their burden beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. We have represented people that we dislike and causes…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 13 readers -
  • A Hypocritical Patriot, HyPOTUS

    … know it is true. Whether NBC gets everything right or not or whether any of the media get anything right or not, is not the issue. The issue is that this man, as thin-skinned as he is, would do away with the First Amendment, the most precious jewel in the necklace of democracy. If there was any doubt that he believes that he was elected dictator…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Nothing’s True, Believe Me!

    … indignant that a foreign country could try to intercede in our elections, we must remember a few things. First, our CIA, and the other dozen or so intelligence agencies that we have, do not tell us and do not broadcast how they are trying to interfere in other countries elections or fomenting uprisings. To say that we are not trying to do the same thing…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 14 readers -
  • It’s for Everyone but You

    …, the sanctity of that right gets diminished for all. In the same vein, but not judicially caused, with the tenor of what is going on in this country right now, the First Amendment and its protections are being chipped away. Not because some judge has decided that the First Amendment does not protect some speech, but rather because we, as a society…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Excluded by Religious Belief

    … Most of the time we speak on the First Amendment as it relates to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression, or delve into the political world. We talk about upcoming elections or the results of the last one, and news about what could have been, what should have been, or the horrors of what is. Very rarely do we speak on the First Amendment…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • The Liar in Chief

    … For the many years that we have been writing this column, we have focused our attention on the First Amendment; whether that be Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Religion or Freedom of Assembly. Yet, there have been many times in which we have strayed and talked about politics. In this month’s column we…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 10 readers -
  • Free because of a Free Press

    … This month’s article may seem somewhat redundant to some of the articles in the past. We will once again trumpet the need for a free and vibrant press and our fears that the current occupant of the White House wishes to do away with an unfettered First Amendment. We fear that our message will run stale, as will the constant need…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 15 readers -
  • Trumps FAKE premise

    … Well the day finally came. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. In contradiction to prevailing wisdom, the sky did not actually fall. However, it does appear to be hanging a little lower than it used to. During these next 4 years, and hopefully not 8, the press and therefore the First Amendment, will come under constant…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE

    …, they are not allowed to advertise as an interior designer. Well, this is a pretty big deal to residential interior designers. A federal court has stated that this is violative of the First Amendment. Based on this ruling, a residential interior designer may advertise himself/herself as an interior designer notwithstanding the language in the statute…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 18 readers -
  • School District Prevails In Major First Amendment Jury Trial

    … On June 12, 2017, a federal jury entered a unanimous defense verdict in favor of School Administrative District 75 in a long–running First Amendment test case over whether a special education student had a constitutionally protected right carry an all–day recording device at school. After prevailing on the majority of issues at the summary…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Make It What Again?

    … Trump. The meeting did not occur at Fox News, but rather she had to travel to his penthouse, in essence, to kiss the ring. Her belief was that after the meeting, his attacks would stop. There is nothing more chilling to the First Amendment than reporters reporting while under fear. There is nothing more frightening to the First Amendment…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
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