Archive for ‘Free Speech’

Lawsuit Challenges SEC Gag Order and Book Ban – Institute for Justice

by   |  01.10.19  |  Free Speech

This press release and the lawsuit it announces are subject to a gag order imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prohibiting us from telling you the story of ████████, an American entrepreneur who, as he tells it, was the victim of an overzealous government investigation. Although the SEC agreed to settle his case… More »

A Massive Amount of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve – Motherboard

by   |  12.29.18  |  Free Speech

Why the copyright terms on a goldmine of works from 1923 are about to expire.

Source: A Massive Amount of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve – Motherboard More »

Arkansas Har-Ber High School’s Newspaper Criticized Student Football Transfers To Springdale And Was Suspended

by   |  12.01.18  |  Free Speech

“They are like, ‘Well, you raised an uproar, we’re going to try and silence you,’” said Halle Roberts, 17, the editor-in-chief of the Har-Ber Herald in Arkansas. More »

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts for trademark infringement – MarketWatch

by   |  11.07.18  |  Free Speech

The Girl Scouts say a Boy Scout rebranding effort is cutting into their turf, causing confusion.

Source: Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts for trademark infringement – MarketWatch More »

Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Proposed Lawyer Speech Code (Rule 8.4(g)) – Volokh Conspiracy :

by   |  09.02.18  |  Free Speech

Yesterday, the Arizona Supreme Court announced that it was rejecting the proposal; for more on why I think that’s right, see this post. So far, it appears (based on data gathered by the Christian Legal Society), thatArizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina, and Tennessee have rejected the proposal.The Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas Attorneys General have issued opinions concluding that the rule is likely unco More »

Rutgers Says: Professors’ Facebook Opinions Can Be Punished for Disrupting “the University’s Core Function of Educating a Diverse Student Body” – Volokh Conspiracy :

by   |  08.27.18  |  Free Speech

James Livingston, a professor at Rutgers (the state university of New Jersey), put up a Facebook comment:OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people, for God’s sake, but can we keep them–us–us out of my neighborhood? I just went to Harlem Shake on 124 and Lenox for a Classic burger to go, that would my dinner, and the place is overrun with little Caucasian assholes who know their parents will approve of anything they do. Slide around the floor, you little shithead, sing loudly, you unlikely moron. Do what you want, nobody here is gonna restrict your right to be white.I hereby resign from my race. Fuck these people. Yea, I know, it’s about ac More »

State Appeals Court Blocks Lawsuit Against Gainesville Church | Daily Business Review

by   |  07.11.18  |  Free Speech

The ruling came in an Alachua County case filed by Gerald Mobley against Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. More »

Ed Sheeran Sued for $100 Mil for Ripping Off Marvin Gaye in ‘Thinking Out Loud’ |

by   |  06.28.18  |  Free Speech

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Michael Jackson’s estate sues Disney, ABC over TV special

by   |  05.30.18  |  Free Speech

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer’s last days improperly used the King More »

Judge rules Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating First Amendment | KTXS

by   |  05.23.18  |  Free Speech

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment by blocking critics on Twitter for political speech.Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan issued the written decision Wednesday.In the ruling, she said no More »