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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 »

Kenneth Pybus's Comment Archive

  1. As noted in the post, it is advocacy, though that doesn’t make it propaganda. Regardless of the source, it includes several of the stronger arguments against proposed net neutrality regulation. One of the challenges in addressing the concept is the lack of bias-free coverage of the subject, even at