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Posts Tagged ‘Constitution

Casting Decisions Are Entitled to First Amendment Protections

October 16, 2012

A federal district court in Tennessee has determined that cast decisions are protected by the First Amendment against claims of racial discrimination under Sec. 1981. This was a case of first impression. Reality television is so popular with both audiences and participants that prospective contestants are suing to get on TV. Recently, two such men […]

Does Clicking the “Like” Button Equal Constitutionally-Protected Speech?

May 4, 2012

One of the definitive features of Social Media, and arguably the most contagious, is the ability to express one’s approval and share that with others by clicking “like,” friending, following, pinning or mentioning, among many others. However, unlike other issues that have dealt with the murky area of postings on social networks such as Facebook, […]