Posts Tagged ‘First Amendment’

Civil Discourse and Free Speech: Can Good Manners be Mandated?

What is the proper balance between free speech, with its encouragement of open dialog and debate, and the need for order and civility to accomplish the goals of a public meeting?  What are the rights of the public attending a meeting to speak to the public body? Do the members of the public body have a right […]


Establishment of Religion or Affordable Housing Incentive? Glassman v Arlington County

After a six-year legal battle, Arlington County, Virginia may have finally prevailed in its plan to create affordable housing one block from the Clarendon Metro station.  See official County statement here.