1st Amendment

NRA Says LA Can’t Force Companies To Reveal Ties To Group

The National Rifle Association of America says Los Angeles violated the Constitution by passing a local ordinance this year requiring prospective city contractors to reveal any contracts with or sponsorship of the gun rights group, according to a suit filed Wednesday in California federal court.

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Nixing Mongol Biker TM In RICO Case Unconstitutional: Judge

A California federal judge said Thursday that the First and Eighth amendments bar the government from stripping the Mongol Nation motorcycle club’s rights to its trademark-registered emblems as part of the group’s recent conviction under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act…

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Full 2nd Circ. Won’t Take Up Challenge To No-Fly Suit Ruling

A group of Muslim immigrants who said they were placed on the no-fly list for refusing to work as government informants won a victory Thursday at the Second Circuit, when all but three judges agreed not to reconsider an appeal panel’s earlier decision to send the case back to district court…

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Ex-Trump Aide Sues Over NDA Blocking White House Memoir

Clifford Sims signed a nondisclosure agreement when he worked on Donald Trump’s campaign for president, but that conflicts with his First Amendment right to publish a memoir about his later work as a White House official, the former aide argued Monday in D.C. federal court…

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Pols Can’t Block Critics On Social Media, 4th Circ. Says

Politicians can’t ban unfavorable constituents from social media pages and accounts used for official purposes, a Fourth Circuit panel ruled Monday, in a case that centers on issues similar to those at play in a dispute at the Second Circuit over President Donald Trump’s Twitter account…

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