First Amendment

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First′ Amend′ment


n.
an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or petition.
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Noun1.First Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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While we know that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates that no person's property shall be taken by government without payment of just compensation, where the government adopts a restriction on an owner's use or' his property, it has not been clear whether and to what extent this exercise of the police power= is a taking that requires payment of compensation.
Vugo's lawsuit seeks a declaration that the TLC advertising ban violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and an injunction barring the City from enforcing the ban.
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is arguably what gives America its freedom.
Without the guarantees of religious liberty and church-state separation embodied in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the religious pluralism along 16th Street would not be possible," he continued.
What it is: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.

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