39 Cited authorities

  1. Ward v. Rock Against Racism

    491 U.S. 781 (1989)   Cited 2,382 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the validity of a provision challenged on an as-applied basis "depends on the relation it bears to the overall problem the government seeks to correct, not on the extent to which it furthers the government's interests in an individual case"
  2. Hill v. Colorado

    530 U.S. 703 (2000)   Cited 993 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding content neutral a ban on "picketing," "demonstrating," "protest, education, or counseling" even though it may require the government "to review the content of the statements made"
  3. Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union

    521 U.S. 844 (1997)   Cited 852 times   10 Legal Analyses
    Holding that anti-indecency provisions of the Communications Decency Act violated the First Amendment
  4. Snyder v. Phelps

    562 U.S. 443 (2011)   Cited 529 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that members of the Westboro Baptist Church could assert a First-Amendment defense to liability for the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress because their protest at the funeral of a deceased solider was "on a matter of public concern" and therefore entitled to "special protection"
  5. Clark v. Community for Creative Non-Violence

    468 U.S. 288 (1984)   Cited 1,256 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "content-neutral" time, place, and manner regulations are acceptable so long as they are narrowly tailored to serve a substantial governmental interest and do not unreasonably limit alternative avenues of communication
  6. Houston v. Hill

    482 U.S. 451 (1987)   Cited 1,113 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the First Amendment does not permit states to “provide the police with unfettered discretion to arrest individuals for words or conduct that annoy or offend them”
  7. Boos v. Barry

    485 U.S. 312 (1988)   Cited 734 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding a law was content-based where it prohibited speech critical of a foreign government within 500 feet of that government’s embassy
  8. McCullen v. Coakley

    134 S. Ct. 2518 (2014)   Cited 300 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a federal statute's discovery rule preempted state statutes of limitations but not state statutes of repose
  9. Southeastern Promotions, Ltd. v. Conrad

    420 U.S. 546 (1975)   Cited 897 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that Hair, including the "group nudity and simulated sex" involved in the production, is protected speech
  10. City of Ladue v. Gilleo

    512 U.S. 43 (1994)   Cited 448 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding unconstitutional a city's ban on all residential signs, because they are a "venerable means of communication that is both unique and important"