Tag: free speech

Virginia Voter ID Law Upheld

A federal appeals court today upheld a Virginia law requiring voters to show photo identity cards at the polls, despite objections from minorities, young voters and Democrats. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a trial judge’s decision that…

Garbage Hauler Loses Defamation Claim

A California appeals court has expanded the First Amendment protections to a private consultant, over defamation claims against him in a report for a garbage hauling company that allegedly defamed a competitor. The First District Court of Appeal threw out a…

Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy Law Upheld

Mental health providers, who sued to overturn a California law ban on engaging in “sexual orientation change efforts” with minors, lost their constitutional challenge in a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday. For the second time, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Mobile Billboard Ban Upheld

Laws in five California cities that regulate mobile billboards were upheld by a federal appeals court Thursday in the face of First Amendment challenges. One ordinance restricted the types of signs that may be placed on motor vehicles left parked…