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First Amendment -- of the U.S. Constitution
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  • Initially the Supreme Court treated the First Amendment as restricting powers of the federal government. It has subsequently found that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment extends those restrictions to state governments.
  • I believe their presence here has something to do with the first amendment.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Another bill, to levy penalizing fines against any church holding nonsegregated services, was, he contended, in flagrant contradiction to the First Amendment of the Constitution.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Lilly’s very upset about how her parents are violating her First Amendment right to free speech by not letting her make the episode of her show dedicated to her feet.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries

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  • The two would spend hours debating issues as diverse as First Amendment rights and the relative merits of Pamela Anderson before and after cosmetic surgery.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • As one of three ACLU attorneys in New Hampshire, I was a champion of the First Amendment—freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to organize.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • The press badge, safely protected by the First Amendment and lamination, gave me freedom to roam the halls, shoot baskets in the gym, stray over to Jacksonville State University to chat up college women, and just generally goof off.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The creche on the central square looked pretty—undoubtedly a violation of the First Amendment—but pretty nonetheless and hey, it was Christmas.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It was in Richmond that Jefferson and James Madison crafted the statute separating church and state that would later inform the First Amendment of the Constitution.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • I am a conservative in that I’m out to conserve the blue of the sky, the freshness of the air of which we have less and less, the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, and whatever semblance of sanity we may have left.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe

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  • Most of the time, he enjoyed what he did and took pride in his work as a valuable public service, in a profession so special as to have its rights enumerated in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Colorado Springs has twenty-eight Charismatic Christian churches and almost twice as many pawnbrokers, a Lord’s Vineyard Bookstore and a First Amendment Adult Bookstore, a Christian Medical and Dental Society and a Holey Rollers Tattoo Parlor.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Though it was clearly a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, its Federalist proponents in Congress insisted, like Adams, that it was awar measure, and an improvement on the existing common law in that proof of the truth of the libel could be used as a legitimate defense.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • It does when Mr. Bournes First Amendment rights are being violated.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He was explaining the First Amendment—in particular the clauses about religion.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • As evidenced by the letter from the defendant’s spiritual advisor, Father Michael Wright, execution by lethal injection will not only prevent the defendant from his intention of donating his heart to Claire Nealon—it also interferes with his practice of religion—a blatant violation of his First Amendment rights.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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