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 | jacksonville.com

0 Commentsby   |  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

0 Commentsby   |  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 »

Abbott & Costello Heirs Sue Play For Briefly Using  ‘Who’s On First?’ Routine | Techdirt

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Source: Abbott & Costello Heirs Sue Play For Briefly Using \\\’Who\\\’s On First?\\\’ Routine | Techdirt More »

Abbott signs law giving reporters extra libel protection

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Abbott signs law giving reporters extra libel protection

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Student challenges district’s stance on photos | Dallas Morning News

by   |  05.31.15  |  Free Speech

Lewisville ISD officials say the student violated policy; experts say copyright laws give him ownership of his photos.

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Photographer sells others’ Instagram photos – CNN.com

by   |  05.29.15  |  Free Speech

Here’s the link to the story Rebekah shared in class last night. Fascinating case. Might have to talk about it on the first day of class in the fall. More »

Texas Supreme Court: Companies Shielded from Defamation Claims for Statements in Internal Investigation Reports | The National Law Review

by   |  05.23.15  |  Free Speech

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a company enjoys an absolute privilege when providing the Department of Justice (DOJ) with an internal investigation. More »

JK Rowling ‘vindicated’ over Mail article – BBC News

by   |  05.22.15  |  Free Speech

Author JK Rowling feels “fully vindicated and her reputation restored” after the Daily Mail’s apology to the author is read out in London’s High Court.

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UK Supreme Court OKs publication of sexual abuse memoir – Wire – The News & Advance

by   |  05.21.15  |  Free Speech

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that a pianist may publish a memoir detailing sexual abuse he suffered as a child, despite his ex-wife’s privacy concerns. More »