U.S. Supreme CourtStephen A. Miller and Jordan S. Fox, The Legal Intelligencer
Justices Consider First Amendment Challenges at Oral Arguments
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.