Critics of a California law cracking down on authentication of autographed
collectibles say it violates the First Amendment by limiting the spread of
Laws and Proposed Laws, 2008 to present
The Free Flow of Information Act would create a federal shield law to
protect reporters. Opponents of the law say the First Amendment does not
entitle press to special privileges.
The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009)
does not penalize speech unless the speech is intended to incite hate
A federal judge blocked Florida’s Stop W.O.K.E. Act saying that it violates
the First Amendment by limiting professors at state schools from expressing
certain viewpoints related to race, sex and country of origin when relevant
to the curriculum.