Justices appear to favor Arizona church over sign law

Court ponders sign law’s effect on church

AZ town to SCOTUS: We can regulate speech for ‘aesthetics’

At Supreme Court, signs are clear that justices have doubts about Ariz. town’s law

Supreme Court hears church fight over Arizona town sign law

Supreme Court justices laugh at Arizona town’s church sign laws

U.S. Supreme Court appears to favor Gilbert church over sign law

Supreme Court hears arguments on Gilbert sign case

Gilbert sign ordinance comes under scrutiny by Supreme Court justices

Supreme Court weighs a church’s right to advertise services

Cake maker who refused to bake for same-sex wedding labeled a ‘Nazi’ by Colo. civil rights officials

Revealed: Colo. commissioner compared cake artist to Nazi

Argument analysis: If a law turns out to be “silly” . . .

This week at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices or mind readers? You be the judge

Argument preview: Pointing the way on signs

Why Reed v. Town of Gilbert isn’t really a “religious rights” case

Can government play speech favorites?

Gilbert church argues before (next best thing to) God.

Supreme Court sees the signs – but can they stay?

Supreme Court looks for direction in sign ordinance case

Religious bias issues debated after Atlanta Mayor’s dismissal of fire chief

Church takes aim at Atlanta fire chief’s dismissal

Alan Sears: We’re at a ‘tipping point’ on pro-life issues

Civil Rights Commish compares Christian cake artist to Nazis, slave owners

Judge slams Christian florist with personal liability

Florist says her Christian values made her refuse to participate in same-sex ceremony

US Supreme Court to open new religious rights case

Sweden picks yet another homeschool fight

Comments on Supreme Court oral arguments in Reed v. Town of Gilbert

ADF hoping for high court’s affirmation re: marriage

Same-sex marriage primed for review as U.S. high court gathers

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples await US Supreme court ruling

Hate-speech laws aren’t the answer to Islamic extremism–they’re part of the problem

Atlanta fire chief who criticized homosexuality may fight ouster

Atlanta fire chief sacked in book controversy may sue city

Houston, we still have a problem: Mayor at it again

NC City forced to remove ‘Christian’ praying soldier veterans’ memorial; unable to pay $2 million to battle secular group

It’s getting personal in state of Washington

Should the government get a free pass to censor the free speech of churches?

ADF to defend free speech at US Supreme Court Monday

The freedom to be a Christian college

New DC mayor mum on bill to extend workplace protections to adulterers seeking abortions

Glendale will not have new non-discrimination ordinance by Super Bowl

Judge: Arlene’s Flowers owner can be sued in her personal capacity

Wash. allowed to sue florist in same-sex wedding case

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage

Hitching Post, Cd’A seek to avoid trial

Courts wrestle with wave of new state abortion laws

Glendale, Ariz. postpones passing harmful ordinance

Doctor euthanizes this man’s mother, he had no idea until the morgue called to claim her body

Temperatures rise in Mann libel suit

    JD Supra: Alliance Defending Freedom filed an amicus brief “to highlight the First Amendment’s safeguard of offensive or inflammatory speech and the important role that hyperbole plays in American politics” in order “to ensure that the protections provided by the Free Speech Clause are broadly construed and not restricted by defamation laws.” Its brief argued that the challenged statements fit comfortably within the sphere of speech that has been traditionally afforded broad First Amendment protection. My favorite sentence: “If this Court were to do an about-face from traditional First Amendment values, then debates on political topics, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the refusal to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and the merits of universal healthcare, as well as other matters of public concern where hyperbole and accusatory language are coin of the realm would likewise be chilled.”


  • Posted: 01/06/2015
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.jdsupra.com

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