First Amendment

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  • Cantwell v. Connecticut

    Cantwell v. Connecticut
    Decision by United States Supreme Court that the First Amendment protects a religions right to worship even on a state level
  • Minersville School District v. Gobitis

    Minersville School District v. Gobitis
    School district's interest in creating national unity was enough to allow them to require students to salute the flag.
  • Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire

    Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire
    U.S. Supreme Court determines fighting words are not protected by the First Amendment and can even put you in jail
  • West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

    West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
    West Virginia requirement to salute the flag violates the free-speech.
  • National Broadcasting Co. v. United States

    National Broadcasting Co. v. United States
    U.S. Supreme Court states that no one has a right to a radio license or to monopolize a radio frequency and that radio can be owned by anyone
  • Everson v. Board of Education

    Everson v. Board of Education
    U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New Jersey program that gives money to parents for money spent transporting their children to religious schools
  • Terminiello v. Chicago

    Terminiello v. Chicago
    U.S. Supreme Court limits the fighting words
  • Dennis v. United States

    Dennis v. United States
    U.S. Supreme Court upholds the convictions of 12 Communist Party members
  • Burstyn v. Wilson

    Burstyn v. Wilson
    U.S. Supreme Court, for the first time, finds that motion pictures are free-speech of the First Amendment
  • Roth v. United States

    Roth v. United States
    U.S. Supreme Court determines that sexual things are not free speech
  • NAACP v. Alabama

    NAACP v. Alabama
    U.S. Supreme Court allows the NAACP of Alabama to withhold its membership from Alabama lawmakers
  • Barenblatt v. United States

    Barenblatt v. United States
    U.S. Supreme Court upholds the conviction of a college professor who refuses to answer questions before the House Un-American Activities Committee