First Amendment - General

Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects police officer demoted for perceived speech May 2016 (40:05), p. 1

Court rules tattooing has First Amendment protections January 2016 (40:01), p. 2

Ordinance to ban performers December 2015 (39:12), p. 3

Florida bans prison newspaper October 2015 (39:10), p. 3

Suit filed over redistricting law September 2015 (39:09), p. 3

Ban on firearm speech upheld September 2015 (39:09), p. 3

Threat to First Amendment, media access September 2015 (39:09), p. 2

Drone law clouds skies over Sunshine State July 2015 (39:07), The Back Page

Supreme Court rules in online threats case July 2015 (39:07), p.2

Farmers sue over milk labels January 2015 (39:01), p.1

Judge upholds Florida's 'Docs vs. Glocks' Law September 2014 (38:9), p.1

Law firm challenges new online advertising rules February 2014 (38:02), p.3

Freedom of speech is America's favorite freedom November 2013 (37:6), The Back Page

AEJMC takes stance against leak prosecutions June 2013 (37:6), p.1

Decree protects panhandler's rights May 2013 (37:5), p.3

Group asks for change to campaign finance limits April 2013 (37:4), p.1

Group's report says RNC security chilled free speech and assembly March 2013 (37:3), p.2

Groups challenge public meeting prayers March 2013 (37:3), p.1

Protestor disputes release of tweets January 2013 (37:1), p.3

Court rules monument can remain October 2012 (36:10), p.3

Student newspaper sues over removal of news racks October 2012 (36:10), p.1

Judge refuses to block details in Brevard antitrust lawsuit July 2012 (36:7), p.3

Civic groups challenge new Fla. election law May 2012 (36:5), p.1

Websites protest anti-piracy bills March 2012 (36:3), p. 3

Ordinance attacks sign spinning March 2012 (36:3), p. 1

Doctors challenge gun gag law August 2011 (35:8), p. 1

Cities pass ordinances promoting right to speak at public meetings. May 2011 (35:5), p. 3

Texas judge: Open meetings law doesn't violate First Amendment April 2011 (35:4), p. 3

DCA strikes down adjuster ban February 2011 (35:2); p. 2

ACLU challenges Panhandle jail's postcard limits on inmates August 2010 (34:8), p. 2

High Court addresses texts, petitions and publicity August 2010 (34:8), p. 2

Gag order in DuPont suit reversed on appeal July 2010 (34:7), p. 1

Old law has First amendment flaws in Internet era June 2010 (34:6), The Back Page

Man challenges law prohibiting publication of officer information April 2010 (34:4), p. 3

Florida jails face backlash after limiting inmate mail to postcards (Tampa.)April 2010 (34:4), p. 2

U.S. Supreme Court considers secrecy rights of petition signers (Washington D.C.)March 2010 (34:3), p. 3

Meetings law faces second free speech challenge (Pflugerville, Tex.)January 2010 (34:1), p. 1

Student sues ove retaliation (Pembroke Pines)January 2010 (34:1), p. 3

Board resolution silences controversial member December 2009 (33:12), p. 1

Sheriff issues short-lived ban on notifications to TV station December 2009 (33:12), p. 2

High court blocks name release December 2009 (33:12), p. 2

FOIA helps artists voice protests December 2009 (33:12), p. 2

Challenge to meetings law moot November 2009 (33:11), p. 3

City, Air Force settle FOIA suit (Valpariaso) October 2009 (33:10), p. 3

District seeks Web notices( Manatee County) October 2009 (33:10), p. 3

Nassau mulls limits on commissioner debates(Nassau County) October 2009 (33:10), p. 3

Blogger sues after being identified (Jacksonville) August 2009 (33:8), p. 3

Student sues over retaliation January 2009 (33:1), p. 3

Florida Supreme Court extinguishes false light; December 2008 (32:12), The Back Page

Courts hears arguments in "fleeting expletives" case (Washington) December 2008 (32:12), p. 2

House passes libel tourism bill (Washington) November 2008 (32:11), p. 3

Attorneys sue to stop online publication of sales data (Broward) November 2008 (32:11), p. 3

Court awards judgment in anti-SLAPP suit (Orlando) November 2008 (32:11), p. 1

Court declines First Amendment claim (Boston, Mass.) October 2008 (32:10), p. 2

Court upholds FOIA requests (Washington) July 2008 (32:7), p. 2

Jury finds material obscene (Tampa) July 2008 (32:7), p.5

Court grants inmates access to newsletter critical of prisons (Madison, Wis.) July 2008 (32:7), p. 5

Supreme Court upholds child pornography law (Washington) July 2008 (32:7), p. 1

School bans book with "slur" (Tampa) June 2008 (32:6), p. 2

First Amendment survey offers some good news (An analysis by Kenneth Paulson), August 2001 (25:8), p. 4

Charities challenge disclosure ordinance in suit (Clearwater), July 2001 (25:7), p. 4

Court rules on intercepted phone call (Washington), July 2001 (25:7), p. 3

Attorney advises against removing library book (Ocala), March 2001 (25:3), p. 2

Prison magazine ban challenged (Miami), October 2000 (24:10), p. 3

Festival violates rights, says native group (New Port Richey), October 2000 (24:10), p.3

Sheriff's deputies file defamation suit (Tampa), September 2000 (24:9), p. 3

Miami can't enforce Cuban arts ban (Miami), July 2000 (24:7), p. 2

Firing activist member not a violation (Miami), July 2000 (24:7), p. 2

Seminoles' suit thrown out (Broward County), July 2000 (24:7), p. 1

Graham, Mack favored flag-burning ban (Washington), June 2000 (24:6), p. 2

Inmates engage in hunger strike to preserve rights (Raiford), June 2000 (24:6), p. 1

"Choose Life" plate on hold for now (West Palm Beach), April 2000 (24:4), p. 1

Airport imposes ban on talking to press (Miami), March 2000 (24:3), p. 5

Off-duty police dispatcher fired for possible leaks to press (Daytona), March 2000 (24:3), p. 5

Ex-adviser of student paper sues district (Boca Raton), December 1999 (23:12), p. 3

Judge strikes down cap on campaign contributions (Sarasota), November 1999 (23:11), p. 3

Judge: no gag order for project opponent (Venice), November 1999 (23:11), p. 2

First Amendment survey brings bad news for press (analysis by Paul McMasters), October 1999 (23:10), p. 4

Man files complaint over limited public input (Tampa), October 1999 (23:10), p. 3

Nude beachgoers denied free speech rights (Clearwater), October 1999 (23:10), p. 3

Court uphold student's right to display Confederate flag (Volusia County), September 1999 (23:9), p. 3

Students sue college over free speech rights (Miami), September 1999 (23:9), p. 2

Miami student suspended, reinstated (Miami), July 1998 (22:7), p. 3

Billboards tout freedom of expression (Miami), July 1998 (22:7), p. 3

USF police may have unlawfully seized student's tape (Tampa), July 1998 (22:7), p. 3

Nine students jailed, not charged, under state hate crimes law (Miami), April 1998 (22:4), p. 3

Jury awards for rights violation (Ft. Myers), February 1998 (22:2), p. 3

Judge allows state to seize profits from Rolling work (Gainesville), February 1998 (22:2), p. 1

Superintendent agrees book should stay (Panama City), December 1997 (21:12), p. 5

Diana’s death no excuse to trash First Amendment (analysis by Sandra F. Chance), November 1997 (21:11), p. 6

Principal reverses ban on Steinbeck novel (Panama City), September 1997 (21:9), p. 3

Parents get book taken off reading list (Port St. Lucie), September 1997 (21:9), p. 3

Board keeps book in classes, library (Vero Beach), February 1997 (21:2), p. 2

State courts need reminding about First Amendment (analysis by Robert Rivas), December 1996 (20:12), p. 4

2nd DCA strikes down Lee noise ordinance as unconstitutional (Lakeland), September 1996 (20:9), p. 3

Escambia schools pull "anti-industry" textbook (Pensacola), July 1996 (20:7), p. 3

Board declines to ban "Goosebumps" series (Panama City), July 1996 (20:7), p. 3

Parents’ complaints about book lead to daughter’s expulsion (Ft. Lauderdale), July 1996 (20:7), p. 3

Panel decides to keep book in school libraries (Ft. Walton Beach), June 1996 (20:6), p. 3

Poet’s autobiography escapes school ban (Daytona Beach), March 1996 (20:3), p. 3

Federal district court strikes academic credential statute (Ft. Lauderdale), January 1996 (20:1), p. 3

High Court lets buffer zone stand, December 1995 (19:12), p. 1

Evangelists allowed to pass out material (Ft. Lauderdale), July 1995 (19:7), p. 2

Despite controversy, Tex stays on class lists (Daytona Beach), May 1995 (19:5), p. 3

Lobbyists’ disclosures constitutional; law enhances political process, May 1995 (19:5), p. 3

CNN admits error in airing Noriega tapes (Miami), January 1995 (19:1), p. 1

Tax cap backers claim First Amendment, December 1994 (18:12), p. 3

CNN in contempt for airing Noriega tapes (Miami), December 1994 (18:12), p. 1

Court strikes town noise ordinance (West Palm Beach), October 1994 (18:10), p. 4

First Amendment protects gun shows (Tampa), October 1994 (18:10), p. 4

Court OKs no-protest zone for abortion clinics, September 1994 (18:9), p. 3

High court to rule on buffer zone, June 1994 (18:6), p. 1

CNN faces contempt charge for airing tapes, May 1994 (18:5) p. 1

High Court to review abortion buffer zone, March 1994 (18:3), p. 1

Supreme Court upholds hate crime law, March 1994 (18:4), p. 1

Take Back Tampa appeals petition ruling, February 1994 (18:2), p. 2

Committee to review controversial book (Haines City), December 1993 (17:11), p. 4

Judge gives criminals two choices: jail sentence or publicity (Pensacola), December 1993 (17:11), p. 4

Abortion foes vow to continue legal fight, December 1993 (17:11), p. 1

Photographer arrested for crime scene coverage (Gainesville), November 1993 (17:10), p. 3

Church, city clash over permit for anti-abortion display (Tavares), October 1993 (17:9), p. 3

Native Americans convicted for protest (Bradenton), October 1993 (17:9), p. 2

ACLU set to defend roadside solicitors (Pensacola), October 1993 (17:9), P. 2

Court cites judge for editorial letter, August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 3

Bumper –sticker law faces judicial challenge (New Port Richey), August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 3

Lobbyists target new disclosure statute, August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 1

Judge imposes tough restrictions on clinic protesters (Melbourne), May 1995 (17:5), p. 4

Court denies water use case consolidation (Daytona Beach), May 1993 (17:5), p. 3

U.S. Supreme Court to consider hate crime laws again, January 1993 (17:1), p. 4

The crimes law struck down in a third circuit (Clearwater), December 1992 (16:12), p. 1

Hate crime law struck down a second time (Tampa), September 1992 (16:9), p. 3

Circuit court rules risqué store sign legal (North Palm Beach), July 1992 (16:7), p. 3

Miami takes new tack in attempt to displace Cuban art museum, July 1992 (16:7), p. 3

Florida law safe after ruling, official says, July 1992 (16:7), p. 1

Teen suspended over anti-integration book (West Palm Beach), June 1992 (16:6), p. 3

City of Miami withdraws appeal; pays fees, April 1992 (16:4), p. 2

Appeals court reinstates criminal charge against reporter, November 1991 (15:10), p. 3

CNN case may signal shift in judicial view of First Amendment (analysis by Sigman L. Splichal), August-September 1991 (15:8), p. 6

Appellate court upholds award against Broward sheriff, August-September 1991 (15:8), p. 4

Judge: Museum’s eviction violates First Amendment (Miami), July 1991 (15:7), p. 4

City ordinance licenses, restricts barkers (Key West), July 1991 (15:7), p. 3

Museum challenges non-renewal of lease (Miami), May 1991 (15:5), p. 3

Media urged to observe bicentennial, March 1991 (15:3), p. 1

Students suspended for publication (Land O’Lakes), January 1991 (15:1), p. 3

Judge places temporary restraint on protest sign (Miami), January 1991 (15:1), p. 3

Florida called ‘hotbed’ for SLAPPs, January 1991 (15:1), p. 1

Brennan: Voice of the future, ‘civilizing change’ (analysis by Fletcher N. Baldwin), October 1990 (14:8), p. 6

Editorial disclosure bill appears doomed, May 1990 (14:4), p. 3

Book dealers, Playboy fight antiporn organization (Miami), December 1989-January 1990 (13:11), p. 5

Bill seeks rock warning labels, ban of sales to minors, December 1989-January 1990 (13:11), p. 5

St. Cloud to change crosses on water tower, October 1989 (13:9), p. 4

Reporter fired for pro-abortion activity (Vero Beach), August-September 1989 (13:8), p. 3

Star ruling a First Amendment smorgasbord (analysis by George Rahdert), July 1989 (13:7), p. 4

Legislature rejects condo ban on U.S. flags, May 1989 (13:5), p. 3

Schools ban pre-game prayers (Fort Pierce), May 1989 (13:5), p. 3

Singers banned because of Cuban shows, March 1989 (13:30, p. 5

Witness disclosure law unconstitutional, March 1989 (13:3), p. 5

Hispanic groups fear discrimination (Miami), February 1989 (13:2), p. 4

Klan holds parade on King’s birthday (Mount Dora), February 1989 (13:2), p. 4

When judicial power, First Amendment collide (analysis by Sig Splichal), November-December 1988 (12:9, p. 4

Judge lifts injunction against billboard, November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 3

Klan not invited to Lions Club parade (Mount Dora), November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 3

County repeals ‘Temptation’ ban (Pensacola), November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 3

Cable company turns down KKK program (Altamonte Springs), July-August 1988 (12:6)l, p. 4

Reporter drops complaint against judge, July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 4

Reporter charged after jail visit, July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 4

Judge relaxes constraints on media access to voters (Miami), April 1988 (12:3), p. 1

Commentators cut off the air, March 1988 (12:2), p. 2

Former reporter may not write about grand jury testimony (Tampa), March 1988 (12:2), p. 2

Press freedom healthy, but challenges remain, January-February 1988 (12;1), p. 3

Judge issues gag rule, then rescinds order (St. Petersburg), January-February 1988 (12:1), p. 3

Judge says misleading quote almost used as evidence in Billie trial (Naples), December 1987 (11;10), p. 2

Jacksonville paper to ask U.S. Supreme Court to void the state rape-victim name-ban statute, July 1987 (11:6), p. 3

Bill to outlaw obscene bumper stickers dies in Legislative committees at end of session, June 1987 (11:5), p. 3

Bill would outlaw obscene bumper stickers in Florida, May 1987 (11:4), p. 3

The difference between selling cotton and the daily news (analysis by Thomas R. Julin), April 1987 (11:3), p. 4

Court says author’s book notes are protected from subpoena, March 1987 (11:2), p. 2

Stuart newspaper photographer wins First Amendment victory, March 1987 (11:2), p. 2

Publication of meeting tapes leads to resignation, investigation, March 1987 (11:2), p. 2

Florida Star case highlights need for First Amendment Foundation (analysis by Pete Weitzel), January-February 1987 (11:1), p.4

Charlotte County litter law bans ‘shopper’ newspapers, flyers, ads, January-February 1987 (11:1), p. 3

Parents sue Columbia school board over banning of humanities text, December 1986 (10:10), p. 3

ACLU files suit to halt schools’ lie-detector tests in Polk County, August-September 1986 (10:7), p. 2

State Supreme Court upholds ban on nudity at public beaches, July 1986 (10:6), p. 3

Polk County School Board votes to give students polygraph option, June 1986 (10:5), p. 2

Polk County sheriff bars employees from talking to Ledger reporters, June 1986 (10:5), p. 2

First Amendment ‘Hotline’ moves (analysis by Sanford Bohrer), March 1986 (10:2), p. 4

ACLU president protests judge’s church ‘sentences’, March 1986 (10:2), p. 3

News groups protest NASA’s seizure of film after disaster, January- February 1986 (10:1), p. 3