United States Constitution – 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 the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. The First Amendment forbids Congress from both promoting religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press of the rights of individual’s to speak freely. The First Amendment also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably to petition their government.
Our office is ready to challenge government action on behalf our clients that intrudes upon the rights of free speech including but not limited to, restraints on publication, defamation, invasion of privacy and various other torts.
We are committed to assisting our clients with the continuing evolution and growth of technologies within the First Amendment landscape.
Recent First Amendment Articles
Free on Clips4Sale: Legal Zone Episode 10 with Corey D. Silverstein on AB 2389 Clip store attorney Corey D. Silverstein is proud to announce that Episode 10 of the Clips4Sale Legal Zone starring adult industry Corey D. Silverstein and Neil has now been released absolutely FREE on YouTube. In Episode 10 of the Clips4Sale Legal Zone, the experts, weigh in on California Assembly Bill 2389 (AB 2389). The legislation, known as the "Sex Worker Permit Bill," has been a controversial topic of conversation in the industry since Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia introduced it. Neil, Silverstein and special guest, Larry Walters "break down the relevant pieces of the bill, its implications, why this is an attack on free speech, and actions the adult community can take to combat the bill." This webinar also includes an update on the federal appeals court ruling on the constitutional challenge to FOSTA.
On July 5, 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, published an article entitled “Is the American strip club dying out?”. The article was written by freelance journalist, Jonathan Berr (a talented journalist with an impressive resume that includes, CBS News, Bloomberg News, Forbes and more). The article is a must read story about how the American Strip Club industry has been shrinking due to “changing attitudes, tightening regulations and a booming pornography industry”. Strip club attorney, Corey D. Silverstein was interviewed by Mr. Berr for this article along with legendary strip club operator, Alan Markovitz. The article provides an excellent analysis of the past, present, and future for strip clubs throughout the United States. Corey D. Silverstein has been providing legal services to strip clubs since 2006 and continues to aggressively fight for his clients against local, municipal, state, and…
On March 13, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, released an opinion in the case of Debra Lee Cruise-Gulyas v. Matthew Wayne Minard. In an amazing opinion written by Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Sutton (which can be read here), the Court found the conduct of Officer Matthew Minard to be unconstitutional. More specifically, the Court found that Officer Matthew Minard violated Debra Lee Cruise-Gulyas’ first and fourth amendment rights. WXYZ Detroit (ABC) and Reporter Kim Russell provided incredible news coverage of the case and asked First Amendment Attorney Corey D. Silverstein to weigh in on the case. The full story can be read here.
Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein comments on New Utah Law that Opens Adult Sites to Potential Lawsuits
As reported by XBIZ, “Utah has become the first state to allow civil lawsuits against distributors of adult content for mental and physical damages incurred by minors accessing such material.” The full article can be found online here. A full copy of S.B. 185 – Cause of Action for Minors Injured by Pornography can be found here. Upon request for comment from XBIZ, adult business lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein was quoted: Corey D. Silverstein, an industry attorney, told XBIZ that he finds the new Utah law ludicrous. "While I’d certainly hate for any of my clients to be faced with such a ridiculous civil suit, I hope that I will be the lucky lawyer who gets to challenge this law as being unconstitutional," Silverstein said. "This is by far one of the least thought-out bills I have seen to date. "If he wanted to be transparent, Sen. Todd Weiler would…
On February 12, 2017, the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C. announced that porn lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein would be attending this year’s Phoenix Forum. It is with great excitement to report that adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein, has been invited to speak at the Phoenix Forum on multiple seminars/workshops. Here is a schedule of the seminars that adult industry lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein has accepted: Business 101 panel With extensive experience and backgrounds spanning the industry, esteemed panelists offer a glimpse into what it takes to own, operate, and optimize an adult online business in today’s diverse environment. Topics include legal issues, mobile strategies, effective billing, and payment services. When: Thursday March 23, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Where: E – Classroom Sweets with Security panel With hackers making news each month, content, passwords and login information, credit card data, all the bits of information that reside…
Adult Business Lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein, Talks About Understanding The Laws & Regulations That Can Affect Your Bottom Line. This past January 16, 2017, adult business attorney, Corey D. Silverstein was invited to present at the 2017 Internext tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those of you that missed this incredible educational opportunity, here is the video of the complete presentation. This is a great opportunity to hear from adult industry lawyer, Corey D. Silverstein himself, and his thoughts on some of the biggest developments in politics and the laws that affect the adult industry. As always we encourage you to contact adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein by visiting our contact page.
BARTOW, Fla. - Polk County prosecutors dropped all charges yesterday against a store owner who was charged with distribution and possession of obscenity with intent to sell after detectives purchased 10 adult movies at a Sunoco gas station and convenience store in Dundee, Fla. "There will be no jail time, no conviction and no fines" for Minakashiben Patel, adult industry attorney Lawrence Walters told XBIZ. Walters and another adult industry attorney, Corey D. Silverstein, represent Patel and worked together to strike a deal with prosecutors. A total of 20 misdemeanors and one felony charge were filed against Patel, relating to adult DVDs sold from her gas station and convenience store in Polk County. Patel also was charged with sale of drug paraphernalia, based on selling Detox brand energy drink. Those charges were dismissed early on. "The obscenity charges have now been dismissed per an agreement with the state, where Ms.…