First Amendment

Lowell will not enforce anti-panhandling ordinance during the holiday season

Court decision expected next year on ordinance banning charitable requests in Lowell's Downtown Historic District.

REVISED: Judge dismisses criminal complaint against ACLU client who recorded Somerville police encounter

Court had previously charged Wenzday Jane for "interfering with a police officer" after she used her phone to video-record police questioning three teenagers on a playground.

ACLU investigates charge that Massachusetts state trooper used pepper spray against peaceful protestor

First Amendment protects rights of demonstrators, including the right to record police officers performing their duties in public.

Teacher reaches settlement with Sandwich Schools over firing for music video

ACLU says removal of substitute teacher violated First Amendment.

Northampton special prosecutor dismisses charges against Jonas Correia

Civil disorderly conduct charge against ACLU client stemmed from incident in which Correia exercised right to video-record a police officer questioning three men of color.