It’s OK to make a goofy film about Bigfoot on Mount Monadnock without a state permit despite New Hampshire regulations, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled – but only because the peak in Jaffrey is so well known that it constitutes a “traditional public forum,” where free speech is especially protected.Read more »
Professor cuts out insult to Obama on students' 'free speech wall' with box cutter; Police threaten students with misdemeanor for public profanityRead more »
A Wailuku publisher is invoking Hawaii's journalist shield law to oppose efforts by the Maui police and prosecutors to subpoena information about his newspaper's online commenters.
"In our view, it's an outrageous use of a grand jury subpoena, especially in light of the journalist's privilege,"Read more »
When we – when the courts – sanctioned random stops on the roads a quarter-century ago, it set the precedent (legally and psychologically) for the universal, probable-cause-free TSA gropes of today – and worse yet to come (such as the “malintent” profiling that reportedly is being tested for deployment and not just at airports, either).
We’ll see a similar progression as a result of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling last month that “talking back” is a sanctionable affront to the Person of a cop – and not free speech.Read more »
BLACKSBURG, S.C. — The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a 73-year-old Virginia resident who was allegedly ordered by a park ranger to remove his car from a national military park in South Carolina because of political messages attached to his vehicle.Read more »
Today I was harassed and ticketed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority police at the entrance to the Long Island Railroad portion of Penn Station on W. 34th St. for lawfully photographing armed soldiers and police. Please excuse the darkness of the majority of this piece of media as I had the video cam in my pocket to pick up audio which goes in and out at times but gives you an idea of some of that which was said by the officers and myself.
Poster's note: Pay close attention at 3:10, awesome exchange. That's how it's done.
And what's with the soldiers in the streets anyway?Read more »
Operation Payback is facing a little payback of its own. First Twitter closed the pro-Wikileaks hacker movement's account. And now we hear the Feds are shutting down some online discussion of Operation Payback attacks.
Some sites have received federal court orders to cease any further online documentation of the attacks, which targeted Visa, Mastercard and other financial companies who froze Wikileaks accounts, a source close to the situation tells us.Read more »
State Department official warns students at Columbia University talking about WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger your job prospects.Read more »
YouTube has summarily rejected 2 Concord, NH videos from 11/13/2010 exposing government violence, following government complaints that said violence -- and its perpetrators -- shouldn't be exposed. These videos were taken during the Chalking arrests at the Federal courthouse in Concord NH.Read more »
President Obama came to Bowie State University and was met by a student that spoke out against his speak concerning how conservatives and Republicans are the reason for today’s economic condition. The student screamed out “you’re a liar”, causing the president to pause his speech. Then the student was physically beaten up by supporters, cursed down, and thrown side to side Obama then immediately changed his speech to start to defend himself and policiesRead more »
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