Justices Turn Away Fight Over Religious Ads on DC Buses

The Supreme Court on Monday said no thanks to taking up a debate over the right of the Catholic church to post religious advertisements on the side of Washington buses, but Justice Neil Gorsuch warned the local transit agency to tread carefully on the First Amendment.

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California Courts Shutting Doors: ‘Does Not Warrant Secrecy’

As California courts scramble to comply with a statewide shelter-in-place order, First Amendment advocates and press groups are asking Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to ensure that the media and public can still cover court hearings, which are ongoing, and review new court records, which continue to be filed.

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Press Has First Amendment Right to See New Court Complaints on Day of Filing

Over four days of trial earlier this month, Virginia court clerks used public funds and private attorneys to fight tooth and nail against public access. They wound up with a thumping defeat last week, as a federal judge’s opinion affirmed the First Amendment right to see new court complaints on the day they are filed.

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