From a Snapchatting teenager to multiple religious rights cases to an alleged Albanian mafioso, this past term has seen a flurry of First Amendment action from the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court's most recent First Amendment decisions reveal a near-term penchant for finding common ground while also masking larger and looming ideological divides.

What are the trends and takeaways from these cases and what may they say about future First Amendment actions? This article will help you read the tea leaves.

The court's handling of First Amendment cases this past term provides insight into how the court may handle future First Amendment cases, and signal that the court may not move as far to the political right, or as quickly, as some expected.