By the end of the first week of Pussy Riot's trial, everyone in the shabby Moscow courthouse was tired. Guards, armed with submachine guns, grabbed journalists and threw them out of the room at will.Read more »
CU-Boulder students arrested on 4/20 to fight charges on First Amendment grounds. Peacefully exercising their right to assemble, and freedom of speech on the grass of their own public university; these three honest students were taken to county jail. The students pleaded not guilty, and plan to file motion to dismiss. It may, and will go to a jury trial if need be.Read more »
The settlement follows a landmark ruling last August by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, declaring that the First Amendment protects the right to record police carrying out their duties in a public place...
"The law had been clear for years that openly recording a video is not a crime..."
The court's opinion made clear that people cannot be arrested simply for documenting the actions of police officers in public...
"The First Amendment includes the freedom to observe and document the conduct of government officials, which is crucial to a democracy and a free society."Read more »
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