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Photo by Michael Patrick // Buy this photo Fulton High librarian Karyn Storts-Brinks is a plaintiff in the lawsuit by the ACLU against Knox County and Nashville’s school systems, accusing them of unconstitutionally blocking student access to educational LGBT sites.
The First Amendment "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." -- Amendment One, Bill of Rights, United States Constitution
A blogger sued for her online criticism of a software company on a porn industry message board cannot invoke New Jersey's press shield law, a Monmouth County judge says in a case of first impression in the state. Superior Court Judge Louis Locascio's June 30 ruling allows the company, Too Much Media , to ask blogger Shellee Hale the sources for comments she posted on Oprano, a Web site that proclaims itself the "Wall Street Journal of porn."
News December 8, 2010 07:12 AM ET Computerworld - Massive network attacks and other punitive actions taken against WikiLeaks over the past few days only appear to have made the site and its contents far more resilient to takedown attempts, a security researcher said.
Noonan v. Staples: “The most dangerous libel decision in decades” » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of JournalismA long-established principle of libel law — truth is an absolute defense — has been called into question by a decision handed down last week by a federal appeals court in Boston. The court ruled in the case of Noonan v. Staples that truth published with “actual malice” gleaned from the context of the statement can give rise to a libel lawsuit.
The Supreme Court ruled today on its first indecency case in 30 years .
Jeff Pierson is a photographer whose action shots of hopped-up American autos laying waste to the asphalt at Alabama dragways have appeared in racing magazines and commercial advertisements.
In what could prove to be the most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades, all five of the Court’s conservatives joined together today to invalidate a sixty-three year-old ban on corporate money in federal elections.
Freedom of Expression ACLU Briefing Paper Number 10 "Congress shall make no law...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." -- The First Amendment The inhabitants of the North American colonies did not have a legal right to express opposition to the British government that ruled them.
The Clear Channel Controversy, One Year On (Why Howard Sterns Woes Are Your Woes, Too) by Maureen Farrell
"In this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States."
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WAUSAU, Wis. - An American flag flown upside down as a protest in a northern Wisconsin village was seized by police before a Fourth of July parade and the businessman who flew it - an Iraq war veteran - claims the officers trespassed and stole his property.
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