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Supreme Court to decide if 1st Amendment protects campaign lies

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case next week challenging an Ohio law banning individuals or groups from making false statements about a candidate.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments

Op-Ed: $ome of the people — Fir$t Amendment ruling destroys US democracy

Washington - The great experiment of America as a free nation is over. Now, free speech is officially dollar-based. The Supreme Court has given American government to the rich on the basis that donations to political parties constitute a form of free speech.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

FCC newsroom survey suspended

The Federal Communications Commission has backed down in its attempt at surveying radio and television stations over their newsroom's editorial practices. Called the Critical Information Needs (CIN) study, a pilot test was to have started this spring.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Arizona teen says Confederate flag on his truck led to hate crime

Goodyear - An 11th grader at Millennium High School in Arizona says school officials are violating his rights by banning him from school.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

Snowden affair opens up debates on journalist vs blogger rights

The Edward Snowden affair opens up new debates on the rights of a free press. Does the First Amendment declare the media can say or write anything they want to? Can just anyone pass along government secrets claiming press protection?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Obama, Congress and media naive groundhog logic on surveillance

Sydney - Organised crime, corrupt people and America’s “conspicuously never prosecuted” communities must be celebrating. The groundhog logic is that the groundhogs don’t know what they’re looking at. The shadow has them scared. The facts could kill them.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Flying a drone over your neighbour’s place - No, it’s not OK

Sydney - The question of whether you can fly a drone over your neighbour’s place is getting a lot of attention online. The legal theory, such as it is, falls somewhere between the First Amendment and privacy laws, and it’s not helping anyone.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Facing tough media questions on IRS scandal a royal pain

Facing tough media questions on what is another scandal plaguing the Obama Administration, we are once again hearing the same worn out excuse, I know nothing.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 5 comments

In photos ─ Observing the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. Special

Washington - At a time where many feel some freedoms are being eroded in American society, First Amendment rights are still valued. This is evident in Washington, D.C., as at any given time, numerous people can be observed expressing themselves on a variety of issues.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans want Christianity as official US religion

A newly-released poll has revealed that more than a third of Americans favor declaring Christianity the official state religion of the United States.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Illinois Government's Criminalization of Police-Tapings

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling refusing to hear the Illinois state government’s appeal of a court...
Nov 28, 2012 by Rabeh Soofi - 1 comment


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