First Amendment News

US Appeals Court Says Jury Should Decide Ex-Player’s Lawsuit

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player’s charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of …

Anti-Vaccine Ex-MMA Fighter Sues Facebook For Kicking Him Off

A former Mixed Martial Arts fighter sued Facebook Inc. for kicking him off the platform over posts in which he blamed vaccines for his son’s death. Nick Catone says the social network’s decision to delete his account violated his free …

Kentucky Court: ‘Fat Slob’ Comment Doesn’t Merit Arrest

Calling a police officer a “fat slob” is not an offense that can usually get someone charged, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, allowing a lawsuit over the arrest to go forward. Kenneth Kennedy’s sued the city of Villa Hills …