Near v. Minnesota was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that recognized the freedom of the press in 1931. In this case the court struck down a Minnesota state law that allowed government censorship, declaring it unconst... More »

According to Cornell University Law School, the First Amendment protects the rights to freedom of religion, the right to assemble, and freedom of expression, which includes freedom of speech and of the press. It also pro... More »

The First Amendment reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people pe... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The 1976 United States Supreme Court case, Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart, was a landmark decision which held that prior restraints were unconstitutional and represented a violation of the First Amendment right of ... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

The U.S. Supreme Court case Lee v. Weisman revolved around public schools in Rhode Island that included local clergy in graduation ceremonies for middle schools and high schools. Justices upheld five to four that the pra... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

Incorporation theory refers to the act of the U.S. Supreme Court applying federal protections in the Bill of Rights to the states using the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, according to Bill of Rights Insti... More »

The guarantees given to citizens of every states are the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, right to bear arms, soldiers will not stay in homes, no unreasonable search and seizures, being innocent until proven guilt... More »