National Park Service Pulls Plan to Revamp DC Protest Rules

Marking a victory for civil rights groups and First Amendment advocates, the National Park Service on Monday nixed a plan that could have restricted access for protesters and created new permit fees for demonstrations near the White House, the National Mall and other parks in the nation’s capital.  

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Ninth Circuit Probes Worth of IMDb Law in Fight of Hollywood Ageism

Signaling an uphill battle in the fight to revive a blocked California law that requires a popular entertainment industry website take down actors’ ages upon request, a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday struggled to understand how the restriction will deter age discrimination in Hollywood.

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Students Find Success With First Amendment Battles Over College Fees

College students in San Diego County saw two court victories this summer in First Amendment cases challenging how mandatory student fees are allocated by schools. It’s a trend legal experts say will continue as alternative student groups challenge who gets access to funds raised by students, with lack of funding amounting to censorship.

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Pledge of Allegiance

A federal judge dismissed some but not all of parents’ constitutional class-action claims against Victory Preparatory Academy, a Colorado charter school, which allegedly sent home students for failing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, called the police on them for it, and banned their parents from campus, including from sports events and parent-teacher conferences.

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