Right to Receive Information Archives
In American Academy of Religion v. Chertoff (2006), a New York court
affirmed the First Amendment rights of scholars who had invited an Islamic
scholar to teach.
Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District v. Pico (1982)
held that public schools can’t remove books to suppress ideas. Schools must
follow the First Amendment.
Lamont v. Postmaster General (1965) used the First Amendment to invalidate
a federal law allowing the Postmaster General to regulate communist
propaganda through the mail.
Linmark Associates, Inc. v. Township of Willingboro (1977) invalidated an
ordinance that limited “For Sale” signs in neighborhoods on First Amendment
In Martin v. City of Struthers (1943), the Court overturned a ruling that
upheld the conviction of a door-to-door religious solicitor in a case
focusing on First Amendment rights.
Sorrell v. IMS (2011) invalidated a state law prohibiting the sale of
pharmacy data as an impermissible restriction on free speech guaranteed in
the First Amendment.
Stanley v. Georgia (1969) the Supreme Court said that criminalizing the
mere possession of obscenity violated the First Amendment right to receive
information and ideas.
In Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council,
Inc., the Court ruled that purely commercial speech deserves First