First Amendment - Speech, Expression, and Assembly

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

Trespass misuse may violate Sunshine Law November 2015 (39:11), The Back Page

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

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

Judge dismisses Dept. of Corrections whistleblower suit April 2015 (39:04), p.2

Court hears threats case January 2015 (39:01), p. 3

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

Facebook "like" now considered protected speech November 2013 (37:11), p.2

Ruling protects talk show speech March 2013 (37:3), p.2

Pastor files lawsuit, claims violation of 1st Amendment February 2013 (37:2), p.1

Why The Alligator newsrack war was fought January 2013 (37:1), p.The Back Page

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

Judge rules student's flyers are free speech January 2013 (37:1), p.1

Lawsuit challenges school board religious policy November 2012 (36:11), p.1

Judge strikes down law restricting doctors' speech September 2012 (36:08), p.1

Judge rules headlight flashing is protected speech August 2012 (36:08), p.1

Not many exceptions to free-speech guarantee January 2012 (36:1), The Back Page

SLAPP'ed with a suit, weak laws risk silencing speech December2011 (35:12), The Back Page

Suit challenges headlight flashing tickets November 2011 (35:11), p. 2

Movie photo ban results in lawsuit September 2011 (35:9), p. 3

Fla. lawyer prohibited from posting bank employee videos September 2011 (35:9), p. 3

Scott prevails in challenge to Fla. campaign finance law August 2011 (35:8), p. 3

High Court: Free speech not implicated by legislative votes August 2011 (35:8), p. 3

Former prosecutor settles free speech lawsuit against boss August 2011 (35:8), p. 3

Judge delays release of juror names August 2011 (35:8), p. 3

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

Newspapers blocks commenter June 2011 (35:6), p. 3

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

Orlando judge bans distribution of jury pamphlets at courthouse April 2011 (35:4), p. 3

Student settles Facebook lawsuit February 2011 (35:2); p. 2

Prosecutor sues to get job back after political talks August 2010 (34:8), p. 2

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

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

Comments not defamatory (Richmond, Va.) October 2008 (32:10), p. 1

Journalists arrested during Republican Convention protests (Minneapolis) October 2008 (32:10), p. 1

Court rules mushroom ads are unconstitutional (Washington), October 2001 (25:10), p. 3

Former councilman sues over censure (Crystal River), May 2001 (25:5), p. 3

Online vote swapping deserves protection (analysis by Marc. J. Randazza), April 2001 (25:4), p. 4

Prosecutors drop Web pornography case (Bartow), April 2001 (25:4), p. 3

Judge dismisses suit against Democrat (Tallahassee), December 2000 (24:12), p.2

No swan song for swine judge rules (Stuart), November 2000 (24:11), p. 3

Student fights school t-shirt ban (Brooksville), November 2000 (24:11), p.3

Anonymous e-mailers not protected (Miami), November 2000 (24:11), p.2

Teacher sues to regain teaching post (St. Petersburg), October 2000 (24:10), p. 3

Appellate court allows dance club zone (Tampa), August 2000 (24:8), p.3

Former victim advocate receives $75,000 (Deland), May 2000 (24:5), p. 2

Federal court upholds graduation prayer policy (Jacksonville), May 2000 (24:5),
p. 2

New web site messages may incite activist ire for Lee County official (Lee County), February 2000 (24:2), p. 3

Sheriff wants equal radio air time (Pinellas), February 2000 (24:2), p. 3

East Lake teacher wins settlement in Starr Report suit (Pinellas), February 2000 (24:2), p. 3

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

Court upholds 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

Court rules, graduation message violate establishment clause (Duval County), July 1999 (23:7) p. 2

Judge: protesters had right to carry banner (Gainesville), June 1999 (23:6), p. 3

ACLU sues school system over violation of free speech rights (Miami), April 1999 (23:4), p. 3

Artist says community college censored art exhibit (Bradenton), March 1998 (22:3), p. 5

Neo-Nazi group will display cross in town park (Palm Beach), January 1997 (21:1), p. 2

Order bans juvenile from media interviews for at least one year (Tallahassee), January 1997 (21:1), p. 2

DCA reinstates ‘hate speech’ charges (West Palm Beach), October 1996 (20:10), p. 3

Ban on campaigning in parks ruled unconstitutional (Ft. Pierce), October 1996 (20:10), p. 3

AG says officials do not have to swear oath, September 1996 (20:9), p. 3

DCA rules that nude sunbathing not protected speech (West Palm Beach), August 1996 (20:8), p. 3

Judge denies request for boy to tape "Geraldo" segment (Dade City), July 1996 (20:7), p. 3

High courts lets stand county anti-nudity law, June 1996 (20:6), p. 3

Court may not sanction lawyer who cursed (Tampa), June 1996 (20:6), p. 3

City ban on street performers struck down (St. Augustine), May 1996 (20:5), p. 3

Micanopy approves nudity restrictions, March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

St. Johns anti-nudity ordinance upheld, March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

Cross-burning law allowed to stand, March 1996 (20:4), p. 3

Principal orders coverup of nude sculpture (Miramar), March 1996 (20:3), p. 3

Student suspended for Confederate logos (Deltona), February 1996 (20:2), p. 3

Federal court voids city loyalty provisions (Fernandina Beach), January 1996 (20:1), p. 3

Nudists protest, sue to strip off clothes law (Titusville), October 1995 (19:10), p. 3

Anti-Defamation League opposes cross (Stuart), October 1995 (19:10), p. 3

Fired Broward County deputies lose First Amendment bid for job re-instatement, September 1995 (19:9), p. 3

First DCA rules ban on political ads unconstitutional, September 1995 (19:9), p. 3

Loud protests did not obstruct investigation (Clearwater), August 1995 (19:8), p. 3

Supreme Court rules lack of funding violated students’ free speech rights, August 1995 (19:8), p. 3

Ban on street begging unconstitutional (St. Petersburg), July 1995 (19:7), p. 2

High court: Cross-burning statute ‘reasonably necessary,’ constitutional, July 1995 (19:7), p. 2

Waco-inspired graffiti removed from city’s wall (Gainesville), June 1995 (19:6), p. 3

Not fair, not polite, but not defamation (Pensacola), June 1995 (19:6), p. 3

Punish sexual harassment, not speech that offends (analysis by Robyn Blumner), April 1995 (19:4), p. 4

State drops suit against car wreck display, sign (Trenton), February 1995 (19:2), p. 2

Wrecked car sends illegal message (Trenton), January 1995 (19:1), p. 3

Board strengthens student speech rights (Miami), November 1994 (18:11), p. 3

Court denies Café Erotica suit to shed nudity ban (Jacksonville), November 1994 (18:11), p. 3

Ban on cross-burning ruled unconstitutional, September 1994 (18:9), p. 3

Harvard refuses to retaliate for high school graduation speech (Miami), September 1994 (18:9), p. 3

Judge strikes Tampa speech permit law, August 1994 (18:8), p. 5

Orlando curfew survives challenge, August 1994 (18:8), p. 1

Suit seeks to retain symbol of Confederacy (Tampa), July 1994 (18:7), p. 3

Palm Beach officials require flag display in public buildings, May 1994 (18:5), p. 3

Florida governments study teen curfew laws, February 1994 (18:2), p. 3

Reporter covering enforcement of Orlando curfew jailed, February 1994 (18:2), p. 3

ACLU vows to fight Miami panhandler licensing proposal, February 1994 (18:2), p. 3

Pinellas judge upholds law banning partially nude vendors, December 1993 (17:11), p. 4

Bill would block protest near public schools (Ft. Pierce), December 1993 (17:11), p. 3

Judicial speech rules face constitutional challenge, November 1993 (17:10), p. 3

Judge denies ex-KKK activist permit for protest at memorial (Miami), July 1993 (17:7), p. 3

Officials target ‘offensive’ rock sculpture (Gainesville), June 1993 (15:7), p. 3

St. Petersburg plans to name ‘johns’ on TV, June 1993 (17:6), p. 3

Students could refuse to pledge under proposed settlement (Pensacola), June 1997 (15:7), p. 3

Vulgar T-shirt arrest prompts threat of lawsuit (Stuart), May 1993 (17:5), p. 3

School may change pledge policy to settle suit (Milton), February 1993 (17:2), p. 3

Anchor suspended for unauthorized speech (Jacksonville), February 1993 (17:2), p. 3

Flaws in Florida’s hate crime law violate free expression (analysis by Dan Katz), October 1992 (16:10), p. 6

Student brings suit to avoid pledge to flag (Gulf Breeze), July 1992 (16:7), p. 1

A.G.’s office can’t rule on complaint (Madeira Beach), May 1992 (16:5), p. 3

Butterworth: Hate crimes law clear, May 1992 (16:5), p. 1

City commissioners limit public comment at meetings (Madeira Beach), April 1992 (16:4), p. 3

Federal court holds psychologists’ commercial speech protected, March 1992 (16:3), p. 3

Judge rules suspect can talk to press (Bradenton), December 1991-January 1992 (16:1), p. 4

Judge orders legal fees in free-speech case (Ft. Lauderdale), December 1991-January 1992 (16:1), p. 3

Appellate court strikes down law limiting faculty speech, October 1991 (15:9), p. 3

Court upholds restraint on ex-wife, June 1991 (15:6), p. 1

Supreme Court lets nude dancing law stand, April 1991 (15:4), p. 3

Employee files First Amendment suit over suspension (Miami), March 1991 (15:3), p. 5

Employee suspended for speech from pulpit (Miami), February 1991 (15:2), p. 3

Dealerships challenge limits on American flags (Palm Harbor), January 1991 (15:1), p. 3

Judge orders misdemeanor offenders to advertise crimes (Pensacola), January 1991 (15:1), p. 3

Faculty members win $1 in free speech suit (West Palm Beach), December 1989-January 1990 (13:11), p. 5

Woman quits job over T-shirt slogan, February 1989 (13:2), p. 4

Store drops policy on Spanish speaking (Tampa), November-December 1988 (12:9), p. 3

Union sues Regents over speech restrictions, May 1988 (12:4), p. 3

City considers tighter controls on advisors’ speech, May 1988 (12:4), p. 3

Judge silences talk-show host; commission silences host’s critics (Fort Lauderdale), November 1987 (11:9), p. 3

Judge orders Hollywood police to give newspaper’s film back, October 1986 (10:8), p. 3

State leads national surge in censorship tries, report says, October 1986 (10:8), p. 3

Dade County employee awarded $25,000 in free-speech suit, August- September 1986 (10:7), p. 3

Leadership emerging to protect free speech in Miami (analysis by Norman Davis), July 1986 (10:6), p. 4

Tallahassee student winds fight against school’s ban on posters, July 1986 (10:6), p. 3

Newspapers, wire services refuse to give NASA film-seizure right, June 1986 (10:5), p. 2

‘Freedom of Speech’ rally draws 200 in Miami; 92 police on duty, May 1986 (10:4), p. 3