Freedom of Speech and of Religion
Recognizing the strength that our democracy draws from a diversity of viewpoints and faiths, ICAP has filed amicus briefs, written op-eds, and gathered important voices challenging the Executive Branch in order to preserve open fora for free expression, ensure religious freedom, and protect the press.
We also represent a Texas Catholic Church challenging construction of the border wall on its land as substantially burdening the free exercise of religion.
- Filed a brief in the First Circuit arguing on the proper framework for assessing the scope of First Amendment protection for the act of recording a government official’s public conduct
- Filed an amended complaint challenging as a First Amendment violation an Arkansas city police department’s removal of critical posts on its Facebook page
- Filed a petition asking the Utah Supreme Court to review a decision that precludes tort victims from seeking compensation for injuries arising out of religiously motivated conduct
- Filed a brief explaining how Virginia’s monuments law distorts government-speech doctrine and severely undermines local democracy by forcing cities to express unwanted messages in perpetuity
- Filed a brief explaining why an Arkansas law violates the First Amendment by prohibiting the practice of consumer boycotts of Israel by any company or person who contracts with the state
- Wrote an op-ed explaining why President Trump’s use of Twitter to block his critics violates constitutional free speech protections
- Filed a brief challenging White House retaliation against a member of the press
- Filed a brief in the district court and a brief in the Second Circuit on behalf of leading First Amendment scholars arguing that President Trump’s use of Twitter to block his critics violates constitutional free speech protections
- Wrote an op-ed explaining why it is unconstitutional for government officials to block constituents on their official social media sites
- Filed a brief in the Fourth Circuit on behalf of leading First Amendment scholars arguing that a government official’s blocking of critics on Facebook violates constitutional free speech protections
- Sent a letter to President Trump warning of Establishment Clause concerns regarding his anti-Muslim retweets