Cases by Issue - First Amendment

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Thomas v. Chicago Park District 00-1249 12/03/2001 01/15/2002 Antonin Scalia 9
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 00-1293 11/28/2001 05/13/2002 Clarence Thomas 8-1
Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York v. Village of Stratton 00-1737 02/26/2002 06/17/2002 John Paul Stevens 8-1
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris 00-1751 02/20/2002 06/27/2002 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
FEC v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Cmte. 00-191 02/28/2001 06/25/2001 David H. Souter 5-4
United States v. United Foods 00-276 04/17/2001 06/25/2001 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
Lorillard Tobacco v. Reilly 00-596 04/25/2001 06/28/2001 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition 00-795 10/30/2001 04/16/2002 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc. 00-799 12/04/2001 05/13/2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Virginia v. Black 01-1107 12/11/2002 04/07/2003 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Madigan v. Telemarketing Associates 01-1806 03/03/2003 05/05/2003 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 9
Thompson v. Western States Medical Center 01-344 02/26/2002 04/29/2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 01-521 03/26/2002 06/27/2002 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Locke v. Davey 02-1315 12/02/2003 02/25/2004 William H. Rehnquist 7-2
City of Littleton v. Z.J. Gifts D-4, L.L.C. 02-1609 03/24/2004 06/07/2004 Stephen G. Breyer 9
McConnell v. Federal Election Commission 02-1674 09/08/2003 12/10/2003 John Paul Stevens 5-4
McConnell v. Federal Election Commission 02-1674 09/08/2003 12/10/2003 7-2
United States v. American Library Association 02-361 03/05/2003 06/23/2003 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Virginia v. Hicks 02-371 04/30/2003 06/16/2003 Antonin Scalia 9
Federal Election Commission v. Beaumont 02-403 03/25/2003 06/16/2003 David H. Souter 7-2
Overton v. Bazzetta 02-94 03/26/2003 06/16/2003 Anthony M. Kennedy 9
Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association 03-1164 12/08/2004 05/23/2005 Antonin Scalia 6-3
Tory v. Cochran 03-1488 03/22/2005 05/31/2005 Stephen G. Breyer 7-2
Van Orden v. Perry 03-1500 03/02/2005 06/27/2005 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
San Diego v. Roe 03-1669 12/06/2004 9
McCreary County v. ACLU 03-1693 03/02/2005 06/27/2005 David H. Souter 5-4
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 03-218 03/02/2004 06/29/2004 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Cutter v. Wilkinson 03-9877 03/21/2005 05/31/2005 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 9
Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao Do Vegetal 04-1084 11/01/2005 02/21/2006 John G. Roberts, Jr. 8
Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (FAIR) 04-1152 12/06/2005 03/06/2006 John G. Roberts, Jr. 8
Hartman v. Moore 04-1495 01/10/2006 04/26/2006 David H. Souter 5-2
Randall v. Sorrell 04-1528 02/28/2006 06/26/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 6-3
Wisconsin Right to Life v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) 04-1581 01/17/2006 01/23/2006 9
Beard v. Banks 04-1739 03/27/2006 06/28/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 6-2
Clingman v. Beaver 04-37 01/19/2005 05/23/2005 Clarence Thomas 6-3
Garcetti v. Ceballos 04-473 10/12/2005 05/30/2006 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 08-205 03/24/2009 01/21/2010 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Doe #1 v. Reed 09-559 04/28/2010 06/21/2010 John G. Roberts, Jr. 8-1
Snyder v. Phelps 09-751 10/06/2010 03/02/2011 John G. Roberts, Jr. 8-1
Scales v. United States 1 04/29/1959 06/05/1961 John M. Harlan 5-4
Travis v. United States 10 12/13/1960 01/16/1961 William O. Douglas 6-3
Golan v. Holder 10-545 10/05/2011 01/18/2012 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 6-2
Vitarelli v. Seaton 101 04/01/1959 06/01/1959 John M. Harlan 5-4
Keyishian v. Board Of Regents 105 11/17/1966 01/23/1967 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
Slagle v. Ohio 105 02/27/1961 05/15/1961 Charles E. Whittaker 8
Kingsley Books, Inc. v. Brown 107 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Time, Inc. v. Pape 109 12/16/1970 02/24/1971 Potter Stewart 8-1
Jacobellis v. Ohio 11 03/26/1963 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Gallagher v. Crown Kosher Market 11 12/07/1960 05/29/1961 Earl Warren 6-3
American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock 11-1179 06/25/2012 5-4