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Taking Away Foster Parenting License Based on Religious Views About Homosexuality May Violate First Amendment

From Lasche v. N.J., decided yesterday by the Third Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Peter Phipps, joined by Judges Thomas Hardiman and Robert Cowen:Two foster parents with religious views against same-sex marriage and homosexual conduct had their foster child removed and their foster license suspended. The foster parents claim that a New Jersey state agency took those actions based on their religious beliefs…. A Christian couple in New Jersey, […]

todayMarch 3, 2022 9


Why making Facebook follow the First Amendment would be catastrophic

Former US president Donald Trump’s family businesses are in jeopardy. His financial future is in flux. And the entire world’s waiting to see if he or one of his children will be charged with a crime soon. It’s safe to say he isn’t having his best week.And, of course, that means he’s filed a frivolous lawsuit to rile up and distract his base of sycophants from the reality of his […]

todayJuly 7, 2021 5


Florida’s ban on bans will test First Amendment rights of social media companies – 98bmp

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a restriction on social media companies’ ability to ban candidates for state offices and news outlets, and in doing so offered a direct challenge to those companies’ perceived free speech rights. The law is almost certain to be challenged in court as both unconstitutional and in direct conflict with federal rules. The law, Florida Senate Bill 7072, provides several new checks on […]

todayMay 24, 2021 6