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Buckley v. Valeo

When it comes to spending money on politics, Buckley v. Valeo (1976) said campaign contributions are free speech.

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National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra

When it came to providing free advertising for the abortion industry, NIFLA (2018) v. Becerra said the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act violated the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Free Exercise Clause.

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Town of Greece v. Galloway

When it came to a town hall Christian prayer, Town of Greece v. Galloway (2014) said there was no violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

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Lee v. Weisman

When came to a school prayer and the First Amendment, Lee v. Weismann (1992) said prayer amounts to coecion which violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

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Marsh v. Chambers

When it came to a legislative prayer, Marsh v. Chambers (1983) did not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

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R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul

When it came to caucasian kids burning a cross on a family of African American’s property, R.A.V v. St. Paul said, essentially, hate speech is ok, because it’s a First Amendment right of free speech.

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Reynolds v. US

When it came to the First Amendment right of religious freedom and setting a precedent, Reynolds v. US (1874) would separate religious belief and practice; however, Reynolds would not be granted a religious exemption to a state statute forbidding polygamy.

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Virginia Pharmacy Board v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council

When a pharmacist cartel got the state to ban the advertisement of prescription drug prices in the interest of stopping price wars, Virginia Pharmacy Board v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council (1976) said that law was unconstitutional, because such a law was a violation of consumer’s First Amendment right of receiving information.

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Maimi Herald v. Tormillo

When it came to the govenment’s right of reply and the fairness doctrine, Maimi Herald v. Tormillo (1974) overruled both doctrines in favor of the First Amendment right of the press.

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Debs v. United States

When it came to espionage and sedition, the Supreme Court ruled against the First Amendment right of Free Speech in Debs v. United States (1919) on grounds of national security.

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