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In this 2012 file photo, Fane Lozman is seen in Miami Beach, Florida. Lozman sued the city of Riviera Beach claiming that city officials retaliated against him when he was arrested and stopped from speaking during the public comments section of a city council meeting. Lower courts ruled against him, saying he had to prove that police did not have probable cause for the arrest before proceeding with his claim. But the Supreme Court overturned the ruling in June 2018, saying that a plaintiff could proceed with a retaliation lawsuit even if there was probable cause for arrest. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File, reprinted with permission from the Associated Press)

Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida (2018) 1st Amendment – Retaliation

Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida (2018) 1st Amendment – Retaliation by Government Entity Proceed with Lawsuit Against Government! In the decision of Lozman v. Riviera Beach, Florida, 585…

Counterman v. Colorado – Supreme Court sets higher bar for prosecuting threats under First Amendment

Counterman v. Colorado – Supreme Court sets higher bar for prosecuting threats under First Amendment justices raising the bar for establishing when a statement is a “true threat” not protected…

Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is “NO HATE SPEECH’ exception to the First Amendment

Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is “NO HATE SPEECH’ exception to the First Amendment The dispute began when Simon Tam, lead singer of the rock group “The Slants,” sought to…

God Bless The Homeless

Veteran sues after being arrested for holding ‘God bless the homeless vets’ sign

Veteran sues after being arrested for holding ‘God bless the homeless vets’ sign Veteran sues police over alleged violation of First Amendment rights: ‘I have been harassed, trespassed, handcuffed and…