First Amendment


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to First Amendment: Bill of Rights, Third Amendment, Seventh Amendment, Amendments
  • noun

Words related to First Amendment

an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression

References in periodicals archive ?
But] when Nike tries to defend itself from these attacks [this court] denies it the same First Amendment protection.
Because of this interpretation of the statute, the Court avoided the task of clarifying the First Amendment boundaries in the context of government-funded speech.
Supreme Court confirms the equality dimension of First Amendment law in holding that, if a public university funds student groups, the university may not deny access to those funds simply because the group has a religious purpose (Rosenberger v.
What exactly does the First Amendment say about religion?
Instead, elected leaders regularly and routinely propose laws that would trample the rights and values guaranteed by the First Amendment.
The letter concludes: "The First Amendment does not require the censorship of private religious speech but actually protects such religious expression from government censorship on the basis of its content.
It's unsettling to see a third of Americans view the First Amendment as providing too much liberty," said Paulson, who also is the dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University.
If the response is a blank stare, remind them of the First Amendment, of freedom of religion and of speech.
Second, President Nixon was in power in the late '60s, and there was a sort of self-proving need for the First Amendment while he was in office.
If teachers understand the basic democratic principles documented in the First Amendment, why do 75 percent of their students believe flag burning is illegal?
That confidentiality is afforded, McGraw-Hill claims, under the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of the press, but the CFTC argues that the publisher is not subject to First Amendment guarantees because it sells it price surveys to the energy industry rather than to the general public.
A recent opinion column in the Daily News (``Funding religion against founders' ideas,'' April 27) made the common mistake of confusing the framers' view of the First Amendment with that of the modern court.
The first is the relationship, if any, between the First Amendment and such activities.
The schools were selected to pilot the First Amendment Schools initiative, a multiyear reform effort sponsored by the Association for' Supervision and Curriculum Development and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
What the Constitution Says: The First Amendment says, in part, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Full browser ?