Archive for March, 2016

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

by   |  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…

by   |  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)

by   |  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 »

DJ fined for playing ‘F**k Tha Police’ while cops raided a bar

by   |  03.16.16  |  Censorship and Prior Restraint

A DJ has been charged with disorderly conduct for playing N.W.A.’s classic ‘F*ck tha Police’ while cops attempted to clear an overcrowded bar. More »

Is Donald Trump inciting violence? He might be.

by   |  03.16.16  |  Censorship and Prior Restraint

Source: Is Donald Trump inciting violence? He might be. More »

Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 Asks Judge To Dismiss DA’s Lawsuit

by   |  03.16.16  |  Libel

NewsChannel 5 has asked a judge to dismiss a $200 million libel lawsuit filed by Nashville DA Glenn Funk. More »

Waco judge rules Texas online impersonation law unconstitutional, violates First Amendment – Courts And Trials – Waco Trib

by   |  03.13.16  |  Free Speech

A McLennan County judge ruled that a law used to jail a man for posting nude photos of his ex-wife on bogus Facebook profiles is overly broad and unconstitutional. More »

Wal-Mart seeks to move libel case to federal court

by   |  03.12.16  |  Free Speech

BECKLEY — Wal-Mart wants a slander and libel case against the company to be heard in federal court. More »

Erin Andrews Awarded $55 Million in Lawsuit

by   |  03.07.16  |  Free Speech, Privacy

Can’t find offhand what she sued for, but I assume intrusion upon seclusion, public disclosure of private fact and emotional distress. More »