In Ctr. Investigative Reporting v. Se. Pa. Transp. Auth., the 3rd Circuit held that SEPTA’s Advertising Standards violated the First Amendment as an impermissible subject matter restriction on speech, finding the Standards were not capable of reasoned application.
In Free Speech Coal. v. Att’y Gen. United States, the 3rd Circuit held that a law, which required producers of pornography to verify the age and identity of each person portrayed, to keep records of the age verification, and to label each depiction with the location where law enforcement may obtain those records, violated the First … Read more
In Starnes v. Butler Cnty. Ct. of Common Pleas, the 3rd Circuit held that a district judge was entitled to qualified immunity based on a court employee’s claim that the judge violated her First Amendment right to freedom of association by forcing her into a romantic relationship.
A jury found the defendant guilty of defiant trespass after he was arrested for using his phone to video record inside of the lobby of a police station, which contained a posted “No Recording” sign. The Superior Court affirmed the conviction, ruling the no-filming condition imposed in the lobby was a reasonable justification from or restraint … Read more