Freedom Of Speech & Religion. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 27, 2017

Ann Coulter, Berkeley and the shuttering of free speechGeorge Payne: Is freedom of speech allowed on college campuses?Bill seeks to clarify free speech protections on college campusesCampus free speech bill passes HouseUC Berkeley, birthplace of the growing anti-free speech movementFree speech advocates oppose Idaho's ag-gag lawIt's Time to Crush Campus CensorshipHate speech is free speech, Gov. Dean: Glenn Reynolds - USA TodaySouthern Poverty Law Center case against neo-Nazi publisher may cover new groundLiberals Want To Kill Free Speech, So We Patriots Must Fight BackLeading-Edge Law: Do your legal research before your child picks a collegeBeware the bull, not the kangarooSouthern Poverty Law Center case against neo-Nazi publisher may cover new groundWant to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the ChoicesFree speech advocates rush to oppose Idaho's ag-gag law in 9th Circuit appeal

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Former president of ACLU and co-founder of FIRE featured at RIT
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleApril 3, 2017

The former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and a co-founder of a group advocating free speech will be featured speakers at Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty's annual symposium Tuesday and ...more »

How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law
Chicago TribuneApril 5, 2017

"The providers of social networks are responsible when their platforms are misused to spread hate crime or illegal false news," German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement. The proposed law would apply only within German borders. But Maas ...more »

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Ann Coulter, Berkeley and the shuttering of free speech
Washington TimesApril 27, 2017

But rather than make the hard decision to clamp down on calamity, and stifle the agitators, Berkeley — the home of the 1960s free speech movement — chose to target and punish the law-abiding. And that right there is why college campuses seem to be ...more »

George Payne: Is freedom of speech allowed on college campuses?
MPNnow.comApril 27, 2017

Recently, former ACLU president and current NYU law professor Nadine Strossen was hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty. In her astute and provocative address titled, “Hostile Environment Policies ...more »

Bill seeks to clarify free speech protections on college campuses
UT The Daily TexanApril 27, 2017

While the freedom of speech is protected under the Constitution, some universities across the country have implemented strict speech codes and free speech zones. The Senate's Higher Education Committee discussed Senate Bill 1151, authored by state ...more »

Campus free speech bill passes House
News & ObserverApril 26, 2017

“We ought to be abiding by the First Amendment already,” said Michael Gerhardt, a UNC constitutional law professor who earned his law degree from the University of Chicago, which crafted a statement on free speech that is cited and followed by other ...more »

UC Berkeley, birthplace of the growing anti-free speech movement
The Hill (blog)April 25, 2017

Once lauded as the “birthplace of the free speech movement,” UC Berkeley has come under attack in recent months for canceling the speeches of notable conservative writers, commentators and authors, most recently including well-known political ...more »

Free speech advocates oppose Idaho's ag-gag law
Post RegisterApril 24, 2017

Journalists, book publishers, food-safety groups and labor unions have gone to court to fight the Idaho law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at farms and other agricultural facilities. Twelve groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs ...more »

It's Time to Crush Campus Censorship
National ReviewApril 24, 2017

Free-speech protections — not only but especially in universities, which aim to educate students in how to belong to various communities — should not mean that someone's humanity, or their right to participate in political speech as political agents ...more »

Hate speech is free speech, Gov. Dean: Glenn Reynolds - USA Today
USA TODAYApril 24, 2017

I tell my constitutional law students that there are a couple of statements that indicate that a speaker is a constitutional illiterate who can safely be ignored. One is ...more »

Southern Poverty Law Center case against neo-Nazi publisher may cover new ground
Helena Independent RecordApril 24, 2017

The Southern Poverty Law Center and Montana co-counsel John Morrison filed suit against Anglin on behalf of Tanya Gersh, the Whitefish woman who was the target of the "troll storm," alleging invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional ...more »

Liberals Want To Kill Free Speech, So We Patriots Must Fight Back
TownhallApril 24, 2017

Recently, every single Democrat voted to effectively repeal the First Amendment. You see, the words “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech” were too expansive for liberals' tastes because they prevented Congress from making laws ...more »

Leading-Edge Law: Do your legal research before your child picks a college
Richmond.comApril 24, 2017

Yes, this is a law-and-business column. But one of the biggest financial expenditures you'll ever ... John B. Farmer is a lawyer with Leading-Edge Law Group PLC, which specializes in intellectual property law. He can be reached at www.leadingedgelaw.com.more »

Beware the bull, not the kangaroo
The MissoulianApril 23, 2017

... in harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, marital status and socioeconomic status, but it is also misconduct to harass or discriminate on the basis of a person's sexual ...more »

Southern Poverty Law Center case against neo-Nazi publisher may cover new ground
The MissoulianApril 23, 2017

Andrew Anglin celebrated Adolf Hitler's birthday last week on his neo-Nazi blog, The Daily Stormer, the same website he used to call for a "troll storm" against a Jewish woman in Whitefish and her family. In the post last week, the publisher of the ...more »

Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices
WIREDApril 22, 2017

No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. Technology isn't ready to step in and tell the difference. So what are the legal options for stopping videos like the appalling killing uploaded last ...more »

Free speech advocates rush to oppose Idaho's ag-gag law in 9th Circuit appeal
Idaho StatesmanApril 21, 2017

Journalists, book publishers, food-safety groups and labor unions have gone to court to fight the Idaho law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at farms and other agricultural facilities. Twelve groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs ...more »

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