Friday, April 15, 2011

Victory for Tea Partier Arrested for Free Speech!


Liberty Institute just announced a favorable settlement in a lawsuit brought by Chris Howe, a tea partier who was arrested and thrown in jail for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech on city property on Texas’ primary election day last year. Because of Howe’s lawsuit, the City of Watauga, near Fort Worth, changed its unconstitutional ordinances criminalizing free speech!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Candy Cane Case Up for Rehearing in May


We just got word that the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the infamous candy cane case on May 23. As you may recall, a Fifth Circuit Court panel ruled very strongly to protect elementary students’ First Amendment rights, but the entire court will now rehear the case in which the government defendants’ main argument was that elementary students have no First Amendment rights and thus religious discrimination against them is permissible. Stay tuned for more information on this important case!

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