Topic: First Amendment Rights
Gov. Sam Brownback apologized for an overzealous staff. A Kansas teen was told to apologize to Brownback after she issued a disparaging tweet. She now has more than 9,000 Twitter followers.
11/28/2011 05:13 pm
When the freedom of speech goes to the highest bidder, moneyed interests have a disproportionate say.
11/22/2011 06:00 pm
Occupy tents have been banned in New York City. The removal of the Occupy tents represents a betrayal of First Amendment rights.
11/16/2011 10:00 am
Global News Blog Good Reads: Karzai's loya jirga, Occupy Wall Street protests, and Putin's peace prize
At a traditional loya jirga meeting of elders, Afghan President Hamid Karzai makes the case for continued partnership with US, while a New York judge orders city officials to shut down Occupy Wall Street's tent city.
11/16/2011 08:43 am
The Supreme Court will take the case of a man who lied about receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. The question is whether the US can punish him for false statements about his military service.
10/17/2011 01:03 pm
Hank Williams Jr. says he left Monday Night Football for violating his free speech rights. ESPN says Monday Night Football doesn't need Hank Williams Jr. anymore.
10/06/2011 02:20 pm
The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of a women who says she was discriminated against when she was fired from a religious school. The school claims First Amendment protections, but government lawyers are suggesting church-state concerns don't apply.
10/05/2011 09:37 pm
A federal judge and a US appeals court ruled previously that the judge's poster, expressing preference for the moral absolutism of the Ten Commandments, violated previous Supreme Court rulings on the separation of church and state.
10/03/2011 03:32 pm
An Israel-based legal group has sent a letter to 100 university and college presidents asking them to crack down on anti-Israel abuse. Fair enough, except that anti-Israel speech – anger directed at a government – is protected by the First Amendment.
09/19/2011 03:42 pm
The 'Facebook Law' infringes upon the rights of educators, a teachers union in Missouri says.
08/24/2011 01:18 am