U.S. justices reject challenge to protest ban on Supreme Court plaza

0 Commentsby   |  05.17.16  |  Free Speech

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a law that hits the justices close to home: a ban on protests on the marble plaza in front of the courthouse where they hear cases and issue rulings. The court left in place a 2015 ruling by the U.S. More »

Paul Robert Cohen and “his” Famous Free-Speech Case | Newseum Institute

0 Commentsby   |  05.04.16  |  Free Speech

This is a fascinating story about Paul Cohen, who’s jacket launched a thousand comm law discussions and one famous case. More »

U.S. Supreme Court to judge spirit of copyright law in cheerleading uniform case | Dallas Morning News

0 Commentsby   |  05.02.16  |  Free Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to use a clash between rival makers of cheerleading outfits to clarify the scope of federal copyright protection for pictures and graphic designs.

Source: U.S. Supreme Court to judge spirit of copyright law in cheerleading uniform case | Dallas Morning News More »

Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case

0 Commentsby   |  05.02.16  |  Copyright and Trademark

If the court takes up cases regarding the names of the N.F.L. team and an Asian-American band, it could test a distinctly American commitment to free speech. More »

Texas Supreme Court Opinions Firm Up Anti-SLAPP Rights For Online Journalists

0 Commentsby   |  04.27.16  |  Libel

Jackson Walker partner Paul Watler has a great column this week on Greer v. Abraham and Sullivan v. Abraham, two Supreme Court of Texas cases this year related to Texas’ anti-SLAPP law. More »

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Jimmy Page to Face ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Suit – NBC News

0 Commentsby   |  04.14.16  |  Copyright and Trademark

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NFL concussion lawsuits: New York Times story won’t draw suit

0 Commentsby   |  04.04.16  |  Libel

Don’t expect the debate between the NFL and the New York Times—or any other disagreement over a media portrayal of concussions in the NFL—to wind up in court. More »

Mandatory Union Fees Survive as U.S. Supreme Court Deadlocks

0 Commentsby   |  03.29.16  |  Compelled Speech, Free Association

The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked in one of its highest profile cases, issuing a 4-4 ruling that lets more than 20 states continue to require public-sector workers to help fund the union that represents them. More »

Drinking tweets are just ‘part of my schtick,’ Blake…

0 Commentsby   |  03.27.16  |  Libel

Source: Drinking tweets are just ‘part of my schtick,’ Blake… More »

News industry unions, managers unite to back Herald “Freedom of Speech” campaign (From Herald Scotland)

0 Commentsby   |  03.16.16  |  British law, Europe, Free Speech, Libel

Scotland’s news media industry has united to back The Herald’s campaign for libel reform. More »