Internet freedom has declined for the past 11 years globally, according to the report from Freedom House.
Recent dissents from Justices Gorsuch and Thomas suggest that the Supreme Court may reconsider the 1964 decision of New York Times v. Sullivan.
Nassau County legislators passed a bill that makes cops a "protected class," allowing them to sue those who "harass, menace, assault, or injure" them.
The inflatable rat ranges in size from 12-25 feet. The Trump administration had argued its "red eyes, fangs, and claws" constituted an illegal threat.
"Everything about it is designed to chill and intimidate, not to actually cultivate an environment of free speech or dissent," a free speech advocate said.
This included personal, work, and home phone numbers, and allegedly did not include any information about whether DOJ leadership approved the subpoena.
"Yesterday it was Donald Trump who was banned and tomorrow it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view," Sanders said.
Twitter said Paxton misused the powers of his office "to infringe on Twitter's First Amendment rights" by retaliating after it banned Trump.
Twitter suspended President Donald Trump’s personal account permanently on Friday, a day after Facebook banned him indefinitely, in the wake of pro-Trump rioters storming the US Capitol. Trump quickly tried to use the official presidential Twitter account to accuse the company of violating the First Amendment, before Twitter blocked those […]
The First Amendment protects the right to express even the most repugnant, hateful speech so long as it is not a direct incitement to violence. President Donald Trump crossed that line at Wednesday’s “Stop the Steal” rally when he urged a mob to march to the US Capitol and “fight […]
It’s become known as the “PMRC Senate hearing,” or the “Tipper Gore-Frank Zappa hearing,” or the “rock-porn hearing.” It was September 19, 1985, smack dab in the middle of the Reagan era. Moral panics were the order of the day. Sen. Al Gore’s wife, Tipper, was upset that a Prince […]
Voting rights groups sued Trump on Thursday over his executive order targeting social media companies’ legal protections, which he issued after Twitter fact-checked his false tweets about mail-in voting. The groups argue that the order deprives voters of their First Amendment right to receive accurate information about elections. They also […]
Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns. In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks. But a legal expert told Business Insider […]
The ACLU and the New York-based law firm Perry Guha LLP are suing Attorney General William Barr and the Bureau of Prisons director on behalf of Michael Cohen. They say that Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, is being unjustly held in prison because he’s writing a book about Trump. […]
The Trump administration in January issued a rule prohibiting immigration judges from speaking about their job or their take on US policy. The one exception is judges who serve in their union. But the Trump administration is also trying to decertify that union. The National Association of Immigration Judges on […]
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday purporting to fight online censorship by empowering federal regulators to strip social media companies’ broad authority to moderate speech. Legal experts say Trump has scant authority to enforce the order, which would circumvent Congress and violate longstanding judicial precedent. But the […]
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would shut down Twitter if his lawyers could find a way to do it. The president’s comments came as he signed an executive order seeking to crack down on Twitter and other social-media companies over allegations of censorship and bias against conservatives. After […]
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