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
  • 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?

    … her emails to James Comey, the FBI director, to the fact that she is just not naturally likable, to the Wikileaks revelations, and to simply bad political strategy on her campaign’s part. Long dissertations could be done on each one of those topics but we have a few simple observations of our own. Everyone expected Hillary Clinton to run away…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Freedom of Software Speech

    … of the asserted patents – but also found that the remaining patent was ineligible for patenting as well. What’s more eye-catching is a concurrence from Judge Mayer, who wrote separately to make two points: “(1) patents constricting the essential channels of online communication run afoul of the First Amendment; and (2) claims directed to software…

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • Supreme Court To Review Statute Against Disparaging Trademarks

    … of the First Amendment, as we discussed at the time. That case pitted Simon Shiao Tam, the front man for the Asian–American dance–rock band, The Slants, against the Patent and Trademark Office, which had rejected his application for registration to the band’s name, which had been chosen as a political act specifically because of the term’s racist…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • American Press not Trump’s Pravda

    … Over the many years that we have been writing this article, when election time comes we normally have at least one, if not several articles written about how our elections are dependent upon the First Amendment. We usually muse that because of the First Amendment politicians are free to say what they want, whether true…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Trumped Up Rhetoric

    … Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A. - Too many times to count in this column we have written about how the First Amendment is at its finest during the political season and especially to the run up for the Presidency. We have extolled the virtues of the… The post Trumped Up Rhetoric appeared first on Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.. …

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 8 readers -
  • Where More Often May Be Heard A Disparaging Word

    … Just on the eve of its two–day holiday closure, the Federal Circuit has issued a notable en banc opinion holding that the provision of law that prohibits the registration of “disparaging” trademarks is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on restraints on free speech. A nine–judge majority of the court reached…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 11 readers -
  • The Bush League Decision and terrorism

    … Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A. - Although many times we write about politics and sometimes we write about world events, we do our best, when at all possible, to tie it into the First Amendment. This month's article is going to deal with the terror attacks… The post The Bush League Decision and terrorism appeared first on Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.. …

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 7 readers -
  • Military Penalties for Social Media Statements

    … The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States provides Americans with the right to free speech. While military members also have this right, there are some important limitations based on their service. Specifically, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)1 prohibits military members from using “contemptuous words” regarding…

    militarytriallawyers- 12 readers -
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