First Amendment

UMd. Investigation Concludes Offensive Email Protected By First AmendmentA racist, sexist email sent by a fraternity member on the University of Maryland campus was protected under the First Amendment, the university concluded in a recent investigation.
New Board Faces Public Prayer Issue In Md. CountyThe newly elected Carroll County Commissioners face a lingering dispute over public prayer as they begin their four-year terms.
Parents Complain About Woman Pole Dancing In Ocean CityOcean City bills itself as a family-friendly destination but a Vegas-style street performer hit the boardwalk this summer creating a wave of controversy.
ACLU Gets Md. Town To Rescind Campaign Sign LimitsThe western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds.
Nativity Scene In Western Md. Stirs DiscussionOfficials in the western Maryland town of Hancock are disassociating themselves from a Nativity scene in a public park that has raised concerns from a First Amendment group.
Newseum In D.C. Makes Changes As Funding Falls ShortIn five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it's been struggling mightily to cover its costs.
Newseum Offers Free Summer Admission For YouthThe Newseum its waiving its admission fee for youth visitors ages 18 and under during the summer months.
Police Recording Sparks Debate In BaltimoreThere's growing criticism over a cell phone video of city police officers threatening to arrest a man who is recording them.
Court Rules For Ocean City Street PerformerA U.S. District judge in Baltimore has ruled that Ocean City cannot prevent an artist from selling his work on the Boardwalk until a trial is held on the matter.
Boardwalk Performer Sues Ocean City On Free SpeechA street performer is suing Ocean City, saying the town violated his First Amendment rights by restricting where he can produce his art and keeping him off the boardwalk.