Court of Criminal Appeals: Flag Desecration Ban Violates Constitution

0 Commentsby   |  10.07.15  |  Free Speech

The state’s highest criminal court ruled Wednesday that a Texas law banning defacement of the U.S. and state flags is unconstitutional.

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Conn. High Court: Private and Public Workers Have Broad Speech Rights

0 Commentsby   |  10.05.15  |  Free Speech

Ruling in favor of a former UBS AG employee, Connecticut’s highest court said Monday that public and private employees in the state are shielded by speech rights more expansive than the First Amendment. More »

South Park shows Trump being brutally raped to death

0 Commentsby   |  09.25.15  |  Free Speech

South Park’s creators launched a scathing attack on The Donald which often crossed the boundaries of taste as it showed the Republican Presidential candidate being raped to death. More »

This man was arrested for anti-police Facebook posts. Then, he sued.

0 Commentsby   |  09.24.15  |  Free Speech

Hat tip to Comm Law student Allison Brown: More »

Sean Penn Files $10 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against ‘Empire’ Co-Creator Lee Daniels

0 Commentsby   |  09.22.15  |  Free Speech

Penn says that Daniels accused him of domestic violence with a comparison to Terrence Howard. More »

Group libel / “hate speech” charges in Montana dismissed

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.15  |  Free Speech

Montana trial court says Montana’s broad criminal libel statute violates the First Amendment. More »

YouTube ‘Dancing Baby’ Copyright Ruling Sets Fair Use Guideline

0 Commentsby   |  09.14.15  |  Free Speech

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On Monday, in a famous case that has become symbolic of clashes over copyright online, a federal court ruled that copyright holders must consider fair use before asking YouTube to remove content. More »

Showing a middle finger while driving by a police officer isn’t a crime

0 Commentsby   |  07.15.15  |  Free Speech

According to the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas in a decision last week in Brown v. Wilson. More »

Jacksonville chief judge scales back ban on protests; federal lawsuit filed |

by   |  07.09.15  |  Free Speech

Chief Judge Mark Mahon struck his previous administrative order and wrote a new one Tuesday, the same day that two activists filed a federal lawsuit against him, calling his ban against some protests unconstitutional. More »

It’s a crime to use George Washington — or any other U.S. military figure — in advertisements in Louisiana or Arizona – The Washington Post

by   |  07.09.15  |  Free Speech

Unless, of course, you get the consent of “the closest living relative, by blood or marriage, of the deceased” — who would that be (and how would one figure this out if there were multiple equally close living relatives)? More »