Building Free Speech: A Case of First Amendment Rights versus Church Architecture

October 2011
Free Speech Yearbook;2011, Vol. 45, p47
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study which analyzes the First Amendment arguments on free speech rights and architecture offered during well-publicized legal conflict against the historic designation of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist. It states that the Historic Preservation Review Board of the District of Columbia has given the building a historic designation against the wishes of the congregation, which would protect the building from being substantially altered or destroyed. It relates that the congregation filed a lawsuit to revoke the status of brutalism and have the rights to demolish the building. Moreover, Judge James Robertson appeared to side with the congregation's rights deciding what their building should communicate.


Related Articles

  • Court upholds Georgia ban on guns in church.  // Christian Century;8/22/2012, Vol. 129 Issue 17, p15 

    The article reports that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2010 Georgia law banning the carrying of guns in places of worship, which was contested on First Amendment and Second Amendment grounds.

  • Does the First Amendment Protect a Religious Claim Lacking Foundation in the Formal Tenets of an Inmate's Church? Collins, Bill // Correctional Law Reporter;Aug/Sep2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p19 

    The article discusses a court case Vinning-El v. Sutton 2011 at Illinois, U.S. It informs that an inmate claimed a section 1983 against defandant for violations of his rights of the U.S. First Amendment Protection and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). It informs...

  • Denver church quits MCC Fellowship. Cole, Rob; Shivers, Rob // Advocate;4/11/73, Issue 109, p9 

    Reports that a hastily-called congregational vote withdrew the leadership and at least part of the membership of the Metropolitan Community Church of Denver from the MCC Fellowship in March 1973 after months of dissension. Background information on the dispute within the MCC Fellowship;...

  • Corporate political spending disclosure law temporarily blocked. BECK, JULIE // InsideCounsel;Nov2012, Vol. 23 Issue 251, p68 

    The article discusses the court case Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life et al v. Swanson et al regarding corporate political spending disclosure where the court sided with plaintiff citing that the law infringed on companies First Amendment right to free speech.

  • Court opinion could have far-reaching implications for off-label drug promotion. Handwerker, Jeffrey L. // Primary Care Optometry News;Jan2013, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p12 

    The article discusses the case of U.S. v. Caronia in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a jury's decision arguing that a prosecution based on speech about unapproved uses of prescription drug, Xyrem raises constitutional concerns under the First Amendment.

  • Democracy in Peril--Notes from a Plebe. Condell, Pat // American Dissident; 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the disrespect of First Amendment-protected freedom of expression at Middlebury College in Vermont, democracy-hating Islamists, and democracy.

  • INTRODUCTION to the 629th AWR.  // Electronic Ardell Wellness Report (E-AWR);10/19/2012, Issue 629, p1 

    An introduction in which the editor discusses the freedom of speech in the U.S.

  • The Supreme Court and the First Amendment: 1991-1992.  // Free Speech Yearbook;1993, Vol. 31, p174 

    An essay concerning the First Amendment free speech issues from 1991-1992 based on the U.S. reports is presented. It tackles the relationship of electoral process and First Amendment such as the permission of write-in votes in Hawaii, and the statute electioneering in Tennessee. It also mentions...

  • Freedom of speech: Does it apply at work?  // HR Specialist;Oct2015, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p5 

    The article discusses the court case Moore v. University Hospitals which deal with the First Amendment free speech right of employees in private-sector workplaces.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics