The Seven Ws of Content-Based Restriction

0 Commentsby   |  02.21.17  |  Free Speech

Attorney Mark Bennett, the Houston-based author of this blog, spoke to Comm Law last semester about his appellate advocacy that has led to the invalidation of several criminal statutes on First Amendment grounds. What he’s written on his blog today is a great reminder of the state of the law. More »

Analysis | One newspaper in Colorado is standing up to charges of ‘fake news’

0 Commentsby   |  02.15.17  |  Free Speech

A possible lawsuit could test the definition of the most overused phrase in Trump-era politics. More »

Time to end partisan judicial selection – San Antonio Express-News

0 Commentsby   |  02.13.17  |  Free Speech

For years, reformers labored mightily to win approval of a proposed constitutional amendment to institute a merit selection system that would feature the gubernatorial appointment of judges, followed by an up-or-down retention election for succeeding terms. More »

New FCC chair vows to shrink industry regulations

0 Commentsby   |  02.13.17  |  FCC, net neutrality

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new Republican chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, vowed to pare back outdated commission regulations, but declined to say if he will move quickly to overturn the Obama administration’s landmark net neutrality rules. One More »

Songwriters group wants payments from South Padre Island beach bar – KTXS

0 Commentsby   |  02.05.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The biggest beach bar in Texas is being sued by an association that represents songwriters and publishers complaining they haven’t been paid for their songs played or performed there. More »

As Law Prof, Gorsuch Banned Laptops, Garnered Respect

0 Commentsby   |  02.05.17  |  Supreme Court

I like him already… More »

Yeti Coolers, Rtic Coolers settle lawsuit; Rtic to redesign disputed products – Houston Business Journal

0 Commentsby   |  02.03.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The agreement settles a series of lawsuits Yeti first filed against Rtic in July 2015 claiming trademark infringement. More »

NewsChannel 5’s Phil Williams to appeal ruling in libel case

0 Commentsby   |  02.03.17  |  Free Speech


Nashville television reporter Phil Williams plans to appeal a judge’s ruling ordering him to turn over the work he did on stories about Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk. More »

Briles Drops Libel Lawsuit Against Baylor Officials

0 Commentsby   |  02.03.17  |  Free Speech, Libel

Former football coach Art Briles has dropped the defamation lawsuit filed against four Baylor University officials that he accused of making false statements against him, according to attorneys in the case.

Source: Briles Drops Libel Lawsuit Against Baylor Officials More »

Radio station hacked, anti-Trump profanity aired, station says – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  02.02.17  |  broadcast decency

A South Carolina radio station was hacked Monday night and profanity against President Donald Trump was played repeatedly, according to the broadcasters. More »