First Amendment

Another "Draw Muhammad" Contest Is Coming Down The PikeJerry Delemus, a 60-year-old former Marine, plans on holding his own "Draw Muhammad" contest -- despite what happened in Garland. He says he recognizes there are risks inherent in hosting such an event, but adds that he plans on having plenty of security on hand.
Texas Lawmakers Want To Fine Some Who Post Signs Forbidding GunsThe Texas Legislature Saturday approved a bill that would forbid state or local government agencies from posting "no guns" signage. Official entities would be fined if they post signs that might intimidate gun license-holders who are within their rights to carry weapons.
Confederate Symbols Cropping Up In Texas; Students, NAACP Push BackJefferson Davis - believe it or not - is causing a civil war on a campus in Austin; and all throughout the Lone Star State. Texans are now asking, "Should Confederate symbols be allowed to stand?"
“Angry” Sandwich Shop Message On Business MarqueeCalling it his First Amendment right to freedom of speech, a Richardson man has posted his personal view about the state of the country outside his small business.
'Open Carry' Group To Gather In ArlingtonFresh off of their victory in federal court, a group known for demonstrating while carrying guns will gather again, this time in Arlington.
Texas Court Revives Suit Over Confederate Flag Dispute A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that had been filed against officials who had rejected a group's petition for a customized Texas license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.
SCOTUS: Public Union Can't Make Nonmembers Pay FeesThe Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
DA Drops Teacher 'Sexting' Case, Cites RulingProsecutors have dropped a case against a teacher accused of exchanging sexually explicit texts with a 13-year-old student, alleging that an appeals court ruling found them to be protected speech.
Despite Texas Opposition, Panel Approves Assault Weapons BanThe Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an assault weapons ban, this despite the objections of two Texas Senators.
Judge Says Cheerleaders Can Quote ScriptureA judge ruled Thursday that a group of East Texas cheerleaders should be allowed to continue quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games.
YouTube Blocked Over "Innocence Of Muslims"CBS News reported Tuesday that YouTube has been blocked in both Bangladesh and Pakistan, in order to prevent further viewing of the 14-minute trailer for "The Innocence of Muslims."
Federal Judge Orders Teachers To Apologize To Agnostic Texas Family A judge in San Antonio has ordered two educators to apologize to an agnostic family in a lingering school prayer dispute.