The First Amendment Encyclopedia

Presented by the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies

Case Categories

This is an index page for court cases involving the First Amendment, organized by topic.

Topics are listed alphabetically from Academic Freedom to Zoning. Click on a topic to see a list of court cases with links to summaries of the rulings. Some court cases will appear under multiple topics.

The court cases include more than 870 rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts involving First Amendment freedoms from 1804 to present.

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