First Amendments in the News - May 2017

Updated: Tues., May 16, 2017

Here is a copy of the First Amendments in the News Assignment.   -Sample Project #1    -Sample Project #2

  • Below are links to help you with the First Amendment in the News project.
  • Make sure that your news story took place within the past six months, in the U.S.
  • Today, Tues. 5-16, we will approve your topic in the Lab.
  • 100 Points = 60 pts for Research & Content and  40 pts. for Group Work and Pos. Participation
  • Use the resources below and follow the format provided. 
  • Let us know if the lab today 5-17 your topic.

-Good Luck, Ms. Krawetz and Ms. Bjerke :-)

Research First Amendment News Stories
NY Times First Amendment articles   First Amendment Center  Newseum Current Events   National Constitution Center  CNN First Amendment Stories   Bill of Rights -Freedom of Speech stories


  1. NEW:  Westboro Baptist Church protests around Las Vegas Valley at Ranchcho High SchoolDoes the First Amendment Protect Fake News, (Press Freedom) -Chicago Tribune, Dec. 2016
  2. Press Freedom Advocate Condemn Right of Journalist, -ABC News, May 11, 2017
  3. Even Ann Coulter Deserves Free Speech, (Speech) -CNN, April 24, 2017
  4. Dress Code Crackdown Suspends 150 High School Students, (Free/Symbolic Speech) -New York Times, May 5, 2017
  5. Kentucky Court Rejects Government's Attempt to Punish Printer for Refusing to Lexington Pride [Gay] Festival t-shirt, (Freedom of Religion) Washington Post, May 17. 2017
  6. Texas House Passes Anti-Bullying Bill, 'David's Law', (Free Speech) CBS News, Antonio, Texas, May 12, 2017 Edward
  7. Snowden and over 600 others call on Trump to drop case against WikiLeaks founder... (Press Freedom) CNBC, May 16. 2017
  8. School District Pulls Book  'Thirteen Reasons Why', (Press Freedom) ABC News, May 16, 2017