Lozman v. Riviera Beach. This case involving a Florida man addressed whether a person who has been arrested, based on probable cause that he had committed a crime, can sue on the grounds that the real reason for the arrest was his constitutionally protected speech. Argument before the Supreme Court took place on February 27, 2018.
National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Becerra. In this case, the Supreme Court considered the Free Speech implications of California’s Reproductive FACT Act, a statute requiring licensed facilities to notify all clients about free or low-cost family planning services provided by the state. Pro-life clinics asserted that the required notices established by this law violate their First Amendment rights. Argument before the Supreme Court took place on March 20, 2018.
Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. This case examined whether or not states may prohibit clothing with ideological messaging inside polling places. Argument before the Supreme Court took place on February 28, 2018.
Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This case decided whether or not it violates a public-sector employee's First Amendment rights to pay compulsory union dues that help fund collective bargaining activity. Argument before the Supreme Court took place on February 26, 2018.
Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case, already argued before the Supreme Court on December 5, 2017, determined whether Colorado's public accommodation law, intended to eliminate discrimination, violates the First Amendment rights of a baker who does not want to design a cake for a gay wedding.
J 20 Trials. In a series of trials at the DC Superior Court, 188 defendants faced charges related to rioting during the Inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, 2017. On January 18, 2018, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia dropped all charges against 129 of the defendants. 59 defendants faced charges in D.C. Superior Court.