Freedom of Petition
Freedom of Petition
How has the Supreme court interpreted the right to petition? The right to petition the government for a redress of grievances is protected by the first amendment. Explore these Supreme Court cases to learn more about this important right.
NAACP v. Button (1963)
States could not stop the NAACP from soliciting people to serve as litigants in federal court cases challenging segregation. Read More.
Meyer v. Grant (1988)
States could not bar groups from hiring individuals who circulate petitions in support of a ballot measure. Read More.
Buckley v. American Constitutional Law Foundation (1999)
The Court ruled that states could not require petition circulators to be registered voters, wear name badges, or disclose information about themselves and their salaries. Read More.
John Doe #1 v. Reed (2010)
The Supreme Court ruled that the government’s disclosure of the names of voters who signed a referendum petition did not violate the First Amendment. Read More.
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Assembly and Association
Discover landmark court cases where the right to peaceably assemble and associate was tested. The right to peaceably assemble is essential to the maintenance of a free government. Throughout American history, individuals have gathered to ensure their voice is heard by their government. Learn more by exploring these cases.
How has the Supreme Court defined the right to citizen juries? Explore these landmark Supreme Court cases to find out.
Criminal Procedure, Search and Seizure, and Due Process
How has the Supreme Court interpreted rights concerning criminal procedure, search and seizure, and due process? Explore these landmark Supreme Court cases to find out.
The division of power between national, state, and local governments is complex and not always clear. Explore these Supreme Court cases to learn how the court has interpreted this important political principle.
Freedom of Speech: Campaign Finance
Where does the right to free speech intersect with elections? Find out how the court ruled on this important constitutional question in these cases.
Freedom of Speech: Commercial
Do commercial organizations have free speech protections? Explore these landmark Supreme Court cases to find out how the court has interpreted this constitutional question.
Freedom of Speech: General
How has the Freedom of Speech been interpreted by the Supreme Court? Explore these landmark cases to better understand this important constitutional right.
Freedom of the Press
Explore various landmark court cases where the right to a free press was tested. Freedom of the Press is essential to the maintenance of free government and is guaranteed by the first amendment. Learn more about this right in the cases below.
How has the Supreme Court incorporated the Bill of Rights to the States? The process of incorporation has played out over many years and through many cases. Explore these landmark cases to learn more.
The extent and limits of personal liberty have often been argued in front of the Supreme Court. Check out these important cases where the court took up this important issue.