Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), was a landmark victory for free speech. Nevertheless, the issue remains hotly contested. As recently as 2006, Congress very nearly succeeded in amending the Constitution to ban flag burning.
Paul Robert Cohen showed up in the Los Angeles County Courthouse wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words: “Fuck the Draft.” Women and children were present in the courthouse, and the words were clearly visible on Cohen’s jacket.
At its annual meeting in August, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 119B, which urges legislative bodies and school districts to enact statutes and adopt policies that “rigorously protect the ability of student journalists” to cover meaningful social and political issues without fear of retaliation. According to its
Few Supreme Court cases in recent history have garnered as much attention—or generated as much controversy—as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
I came into law school with a love of free speech and due process. That passion, which will fuel my legal career, began at Ohio University as an undergraduate student, and has taken me as far as the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. When I was in college, I