Tag: first amendment

Previously Banned Books Returned To Several North Kansas City High School Libraries

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Caiaimage/Robert Daly / Getty Two books about LGBTQ+ experience previously banned have been returned to school shelves in a Missouri School District. George M. Johnson’s “All Boys Aren’t Blue” and “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel was removed from four high schools in North Kansas City last month, according to the New York Daily News.   […]

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Project Veritas Wants to Have It Both Ways on the Freedom of the Press

How could Project Veritas claim the mantle of press freedom in one case while undermining it elsewhere? Fairly easily, apparently. In a statement obtained by the Times, which reported on its own legal defeat before Wood, O’Keefe suggested that it was The New York Times itself that had somehow violated press freedom. “The paper needs […]

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The Supreme Court Will Settle Boston’s Religious-Flag War

To that end, Boston has flown all manner of flags from the third flagpole over the years. As the plaintiffs told the court in their petition, the city “has approved private groups’ flag raisings for celebrations of the countries of Albania, Brazil, Ethiopia, Italy, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Mexico, as well as China, Cuba, […]

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A Texas Political Spat Has Dragged the Supreme Court Into a Free Speech Dilemma

The hypotheticals did not abate as the arguments went on. What about administrative agencies with multi-member boards and courts with multiple judges, Justice Samuel Alito asked? Should they be treated differently from legislative bodies in this context? “As far as history goes, yes, because we do have a historical tradition of elected legislative bodies exercising […]

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The Supreme Court’s Next Big Gun Rights Case Has Allies Trading Fire

Though medieval English legal theory might seem ill-fitting for contemporary American life, the ACLU argued that restrictions on carrying arms in public are just as important, if not more so, in a modern democracy. “Self-government depends on the ability of the people to participate fully in civic, political, and economic life,” the ACLU argued in […]

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