Archive for ‘Free Speech’

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.

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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 »

Size matters: Alabama city orders gym owner to remove controversial sign | KTXS

by   |  05.23.18  |  Free Speech

PELL CITY, Ala. (WBMA) – A Pell City business owner’s sign is causing quite the discussion around town. Two days after the owner put up the sign, the city ordered him to remove it.Pell City Fitness owner Scott Campbell says he never wanted to offend anyone More »

The finer points of Buc-ee’s case that convinced jury of Choke Canyon’s trademark breach – Houston Chronicle

by   |  05.23.18  |  Free Speech

Those in court during the spat over Texas roadside stop logos heard the finer points Buc-ee’s made to convince a federal jury in Houston Tuesday that Choke Canyon’s finger-licking alligator had violated its established buck-toothed beaver branding. More »

Sharing nude photos of current or ex-partners protected under First Amendment, court rules | Texas | Dallas News

by   |  04.22.18  |  Free Speech

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