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Testing the Limits of the First Amendment

The new Supreme Court term started yesterday and while the docket is once again heavily laden with corporate issues, one of the earliest cases to be argued will be the one involving the Westboro Baptist Church’s practice of protesting at military funerals.  It is a case that is certain to add to the line of […]

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Westchester NY Church Case A Cautionary Tale For Mosque Opponents

Two weeks ago, Federal Judge Stephen Robinson, handed down a decision in a case called Fortress Bible Church v. Feiner, that is like a crystal ball look into the future of any litigation against the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. In Upstate Greenburgh NY, a Baptist community wanted to move form its cramped […]

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Unrestricted Lawyer Advertising? Oh My!

The Second Circuit, which is the Federal appeals court that covers New York, issued a decision on Thursday that removed almost all restrictions on lawyer advertising. In Alexander v. Cahill, the court was faced with an incredibly tacky ad: the upstate firm Alexander & Catalano used a graphic depicting the two principals of the firm […]