Archive for October, 2005

Are violent video games protected?

by   |  10.19.05  |  Current Events

Video game makers are challenging a California law that bans the sale of violent video games to minors. Here’s the rub – it was signed into law on Oct. 7 by Gov. Arnold “The Terminator” Schwarzenegger.

Scientist can sue Times

by   |  10.19.05  |  Current Events

The Fourth Circuit has ruled an Army scientist IDed as an anthrax terrorist can sue The New York Times. More »

Miers hearings set to begin Nov. 7

by   |  10.19.05  |  Current Events

These will be the oddest hearings I’ve seen since Clarence Thomas. More »

There are no walks in Comm Law, but…

by   |  10.19.05  |  Current Events

The JMC Department will meet tomorrow to discuss reaccreditation efforts. That means our class will not meet. For Tuesday of next week, we will cover free press/fair trial. Read chapter 11 and chapter 12 in preparation. More »

Update: Miller testifies for shield law

by   |  10.19.05  |  Current Events

Judith Miller today will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of a federal shield law for journalists. What do you think? More »

A real church-state debate

by   |  10.19.05  |  Current Events

Southern Hills Church of Christ in December will serve as the venue for an Abilene Independent School District debate tournament, as it has for several years. As the Abilene Reporter-News writes today, one student can’t attend because of religious convictions prohibiting entering another house of worship. More »

Miller touts federal shield law

by   |  10.18.05  |  Current Events

Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who recently spent 85 days in jail for refusing to divulge a source, called for a federal shield law today at the annual convention of the Society of Professional Journalists in Las Vegas. More »

The Times on Miller

by   |  10.16.05  |  Current Events

The New York Times has come out with its story on the Judith Miller situation. To me it leaves a lot of questions unanswered and doesn’t offer the best example of how to work with anonymous sources.. More »

Who controls the Internet?

by   |  10.11.05  |  Current Events

The Rambling Journalist, former Optimist editor Paul Anthony, has a good post on a move by the international community to wrest control of the ‘Net from the United States. More »

Are bloggers journalists?

by   |  10.11.05  |  Current Events

For purposes of the shield law he’s promoting, Sen. Dick Durbin says “No.”
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