Archive for October, 2015

Confederate flag supporters indicted under Georgia terrorism law

by   |  10.14.15  |  Free Speech

A Georgia grand jury indicted 15 members of a group supporting the Confederate flag on terror charges Friday following a July confrontation with a black family who was celebrating a child’s birthday. More »

Twitter Removes Accounts Over Sharing of Sports Videos

by   |  10.13.15  |  Free Speech

Deadspin and SB Nation accounts were suspended after complaints from the N.F.L., Ultimate Fighting Championship and two college football conferences. More »

Behind the European Privacy Ruling That’s Confounding Silicon Valley – The New York Times

by   |  10.12.15  |  Free Speech

It began with an Austrian law student in California who “had to write about something,” but has led to a decision that is roiling United States tech companies. More »

Inglewood taxpayers must pay over $110,000 for “objectively unreasonable” copyright lawsuit against critic

by   |  10.12.15  |  Free Speech

The court held that, under California law, cities can’t claim copyright in public records. More »

Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi wins right to pursue defamation suit in Texas

by   |  10.11.15  |  Free Speech

The Supreme Court of Texas is set to hear oral arguments in this unique libel case. It would be a rare example of “libel tourism,” because the U.S. offers greater protections than Mexico. It’s a jurisdiction question because the defendants operate in Mexico but broadcast across the border to to McAllen, where Trevi now lives. If she prevails what level of fault would she have to prove? More »

Court of Criminal Appeals: Flag Desecration Ban Violates Constitution

by   |  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.

Source: Court of Criminal Appeals: Flag Desecration Ban Violates Constitution More »

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

by   |  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 »