Topic: First Amendment
Tarek Mehanna, a Massachusetts resident, was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to help the militant Islamic group and trying to kill US soldiers overseas.
12/20/2011 02:08 pm
Protesting in public spaces is protected speech. But occupying homes and lots to protest foreclosures, while dramatic, could result in many lawsuits, robbing Occupy of money and momentum.
12/06/2011 06:28 pm
Two Secret Service agents arrested a Colorado man who criticized US policy in Iraq during a public appearance by Dick Cheney in 2006. The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take the case.
12/05/2011 12:34 pm
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
Newt Gingrich is nosing ahead of Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, according to polls. But it could be hard for him to translate that support into primary victories.
11/23/2011 05:06 pm
Some Occupy Wall Street protesters have talked of staging sit-ins at big retail stories on Black Friday. One prominent lawyer suggests that could backfire, legally.
11/23/2011 01:29 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 agrees not to take a case on whether memorial crosses on public land in Utah violate the First Amendment. But one justice says the court has left the topic in legal limbo.
10/31/2011 01:52 pm