Is there a U.S. Civil Statute regarding the right to protest, or the right of free speech?

Asked over 1 year ago - Bardstown, KY

If filing in Federal Court one must fill out a Civil Cover Sheet. It requires that the U.S. Civil Statute under which one is filing be cited. Is there a U.S. Civil Statute covering the right to protest and/or the right of free speech?

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  1. Andrew Daniel Myers

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    Answered . Federal courts require a specific grant of jurisdiction and you must elect either federal quation jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 or diversity jurisdiction defined under 28 U.S.C. § 1332.

    Save yourself a great deal of trouble and read both of these before filling out forms.

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    Answered . Would 42 U.S.C. 1983, providing a civil action for the deprivation of constitutional rights under color of law, fit?

  3. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . The United States Constitution, Bill of Rights:
    AMENDMENT I

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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