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"
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"
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