U.S. Supreme Court

Justices Consider First Amendment Challenges at Oral Arguments

, The Legal Intelligencer

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In this term, like so many others, the U.S. Supreme Court focused considerable attention on the First Amendment. The court heard oral arguments in April in two such cases--one concerning the protections afforded a public employee while testifying under subpoena, and one concerning the ability of individuals to challenge speech-restrictive campaign laws. Both of these cases present the court with the difficult task of applying longstanding doctrine to new and perplexing problems.

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