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Are Anonymous Bloggers Protected by First Amendment?
That's the question before the Texas Supreme Court
"...blog (Reynolds News and Information), Skeen said, and Trooper's First Amendment right to free speech shouldn't be violated unless..."

Nov. 7, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Dewhurst Versus the First Amendment
ACLU legal director questions lite guv's role in shutting down student play
"...of it right, in terms of saying that the First Amendment is what governs here. The 'but' is where..."

March 29, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

First Amendment Thoughts
"...Dear Editor, The First Amendment to the Constitution reads in part: "Congress shall..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Postmarks

'Chronicle' Against First Amendment
"...6]! Does this mean the Chronicle takes a no First Amendment platform also? If you have trouble seeing the..."

Aug. 9, 2004 Postmarks

Dewhurst Versus the First Amendment
Lite guv briefly blames press for SB5 crowd
"...down the backdoor abortion ban in Senate Bill 5? First, it was feminazis. Then it was communists. Then Lt...."

June 29, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Protecting the First Amendment
Texas made a step closer to a journalism shield law today.

April 11, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

First Amendment OK for LIberals, Too

Sept. 13, 2004 Postmarks

The Roberts Court Begins Its First Term
Abortion, assisted suicide, and free speech vs. campaign reform on the docket
"...asked to decide whether religious freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

My First KKK Rally
"...Dear Editor, I went to my first KKK rally [“With God on Their Side: The KKK..."

Nov. 10, 2005 Postmarks

State Constitutional Amendment Election
"...There are 14 proposed state constitutional amendments up for public vote on November 7. Following is..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Page Two: First Do No Harm
Our Constitution allows elected officials to follow principled beliefs while limiting the power of demagoguery
"...An aside: The Second Amendment to the Constitution reads, "A well regulated Militia, being..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Column by Louis Black

SOS: The Amendment That Didn't Bark
SOS slow to submit paired "open government" petitions to city
"...Save Our Springs Alliance, first among equals in the environmental coalition hoping to revise..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

The Small-Business Amendment
Why I'm going to vote for Prop. 2 (even though we endorsed against it)
"...are active supporters of the Stop Domain Subsidies charter amendment that's on the Nov. 4 ballot...."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Nick Barbaro

Image of a First Lady
Based on her physical appearance alone, Jean Stapleton is a natural to portray Eleanor. But it turns out that the accomplished actress' resemblance to the first lady doesn't end there. It extends to her idealism, her feminism, and even her awakening to activism.
"...she has done in the 1982 CBS movie Eleanor: First Lady of the World, and is doing currently in..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Death Watch: Last-Ditch Efforts to Avert 2019’s First Execution
Robert Jennings files new motions in 1988 murder case
"...The state still hopes to execute its first inmate of 2019 before January's end. Blaine Milam was..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

UPDATED: Travis County Allows First Texas Gay Marriage
Travis County clerk issues marriage license to gay couple this morning
"...general’s office has continually defended the 2005 Texas constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in court with clinical arguments that..."

Feb. 19, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Early Voting, First Results
Breaking news on the constitutional amendment election
"...voting today, and where did it get us? The first results from today's constitutional amendment election...."

Nov. 3, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Choosing Life!
Texas lawmakers debate Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, and Pro-Adoption license plates
"...equal opportunity," he said. And, "specifically," he noted, "the First Amendment calls for this."..."

May 6, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The People vs. Larry Flynt
"...teach a civics lesson in the meaning of the First Amendment, this audacious film will undoubtedly be reviled by..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

SOB Tax Stripped Again
After second court defeat, Attorney General looks to Texas Supreme Court to revive "Titty Tax"
"...admissions surcharge on sexually oriented businesses is a straight First Amendment violation, and that the state should stop collecting..."

June 15, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Republicans, Defiant as Always
Why the GOP isn't listening to you: They don't have to
"...with a meat hangover, consider instead freedoms, like the First Amendment: a right to free speech, but not to..."

July 5, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
Austin Community Television's First Quarter-Century
"...concert in Hyde Park, England when he saw his first Port-a-pak video camera...."

June 5, 1998 Screens Feature by Michael Bertin

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Special Session
New bill numbers and potential arguments imminent
"...the regular session, and the utter debacle of the first special, what should everyone expect from this next 30..."

July 1, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fudging Facts on the Titty Tax
Rep. Ellen Cohen repeats inaccurate statement in laying out revised sexually oriented business tax
"...Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville) that HB 1751 was a straight First Amendment violation. "For some reason, the state skips past..."

April 1, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Full Ballot Language With Extended Endorsements
"...In case you're wondering, since the Texas Constitution was first enacted in 1876, voters have approved 410 amendments. That's..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature

Full Ballot Language With Extended Endorsements
"...In case you're wondering, since the Texas Constitution was first enacted in 1876, voters have approved 410 amendments. That's..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature

Full Ballot Language With Extended Endorsements
State Constitutional Election, Sept. 13, 2003
"...In case you're wondering, since the Texas Constitution was first enacted in 1876, voters have approved 410 amendments. That's..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature

Natural Born Leader
Mayor Hits the Ground Running His First 100 Days
"...of the May election would have suggested. In his first 100 days in office, Kirk Watson has shown himself..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 1
We are governed today by an arbitrary legal hodgepodge
"...We'll start with the amendments, but first: my purpose. This series of columns is..."

April 19, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes House
Dems expected to offer mitigating amendments
"...have so far cut short consideration of all proposed amendments to House Bill 2, Rep. Jodie Laubenberg's sweeping abortion..."

July 9, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

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