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What Legal Rights Do Employers Have When It Comes to Employee Political Speech?

By November 14, 2017

By Michael T. Landen and Mayda Z. Nahhas Recent headline events may have some wondering about how far First Amendment rights extend into the workplace. Jerry Jones, owner of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, declared he would bench any player who protested during the national anthem. ESPN suspended anchor Jemele Hill …

Associates’ Corner: Commercial Speech and the First Amendment

By December 20, 2012

By Jorge R. Delgado Among the classes of protected speech under the First Amendment, commercial speech does not rank in the highest echelons.  But businesses should not be quick to dismiss a potential constitutional challenge to governmental regulation that improperly infringes on their right to advertise, exchange information, or engage …

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen suspended for Fidel Castro comments

By April 18, 2012

  A timely article on Free Speech and Ozzie Guillen’s comments regarding Fidel Castro. While the First Amendment protects against government intrusion restricting free speech, the same does not apply for private companies. Should it? Read the full Washington Post Blog article here. By Joy Freeman-Coulbary While the All-American football …