CCP Applauds Confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) released the following statement in reaction to today’s Senate confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Today is a great day for our civil rights and our nation,” said David Keating, President of CCP. “Justice Gorsuch has a superb record of standing up for […]

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Gorsuch Follows Precedent in Two Retaliation Cases

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post covers two First Amendment retaliation cases by Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch writes one opinion and joins another in cases constrained by precedent. Casey v. West Las Vegas Ind. School Dist., 473 F. 3d 1323 (10th Cir. […]

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Gorsuch Joins Opinion Stating Dancing Doesn’t Cause Public Alarm

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post reviews an opinion Judge Gorsuch joined that raised constitutional questions about the vagueness of an as-applied challenge to a disorderly conduct ordinance. Galbreath v. City of Oklahoma City, (10th Cir. 2014) A high-heeled man with a cane performing ballet routines […]

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Powerful Dissent by Supreme Court Nominee in Fourth Amendment Case

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post reviews Judge Gorsuch’s dissent in a Fourth Amendment warrantless search case.[1] Gorsuch powerfully and colorfully argues public officers have no power to intrude upon a house and its curtilage (appendages such as porch and the immediate area) when the owner […]

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Tackles Thorny Jurisdictional Questions in Important First Amendment Case

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post reviews a case in which Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion concerning jurisdictional issues with strong First Amendment implications.[1] The opinion shows how he carefully interprets the law, free of any bias on this controversial issue. Hill v. Kemp, 478 […]

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CCP Applauds Nomination of Judge Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political speech rights, applauds President Trump’s selection of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as a nominee for the Supreme Court. “Judge Gorsuch’s opinions show an understanding that the role of a judge is not to enact his own preferences, but neither is […]

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Upholds First Amendment Petition Rights in Kansas Tax Dispute Case

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post reviews a case Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote concerning First Amendment retaliation and the right to petition government.[1] Cases relating to the petition clause are fairly rare, and the lower court dismissed the First Amendment claims. This case exemplifies Judge Gorsuch’s […]

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Judge Neil Gorsuch: Good Guys, Bad Guys, the Media, and the First Amendment

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post examines four opinions Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote or joined concerning media freedoms under the First Amendment. These cases made either defamation or invasion of privacy claims or both.[1] (For our previous analysis of Judge Gorsuch’s views on free speech, please […]

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More on Judge Thomas Hardiman’s Views on Free Speech

Hon. Thomas Hardiman United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2007-Present); United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2003-2007) This post explores two additional cases involving Judge Hardiman of the Third Circuit. (For our first post analyzing Judge Hardiman’s record on free speech, click here.) Judge Hardiman joined an opinion […]

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Judge Raymond Kethledge Applies Careful Scrutiny in Striking Contribution Ban, But Waves Through a Law Targeting a Union

Hon. Raymond Kethledge United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2008-Present) We found six cases where Judge Kethledge wrote or joined an opinion related to First Amendment free speech rights. I have ranked them according to my view of the relative importance of each opinion. The first three cases are important, and roughly […]

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