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‘1st Amendment retaliation’ / Butter up / Netflix takes the 1st
The First Amendment, journalism and America
‘First Amendment retaliation.’
That’s one of the allegations in
a federal lawsuit filed today against Kenosha, Wis., authorities
by the parents of a man killed when armed civilians and protesters clashed last summer.
The suit complains police “deputized these armed individuals, conspired with them, and ratified their actions by letting them patrol the streets, armed with deadly weapons, to
mete out justice as they saw fit
A Maryland man is suing the state, complaining it unconstitutionally fired him after
his Facebook posts sympathizing with Kenosha homicide suspect Kyle Rittenhouse
On campus …
Hey, kids! Free speech!
The Free Speech Center and the Poynter Institute are teaming up to
get First Amendment education tools into college students’ hands
The Freedom Forum’s Rick Mastroianni encourages college students to embrace the First: “Take a risk and
make a new friend who disagrees with you
A federal judge has tossed a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a woman
voted out of her vice presidency on the San Francisco school board over her anti-Asian tweets
A Princeton politics professor ponders the First Amendment implications for
limits on University of Iowa professors in the pandemic
: “You may only make statements regarding mask usage or vaccinations in the context of course material discussions of health-related issues.”
A California creamery has won a First Amendment fight in federal court to
keep using dairy terms including “butter,” “cheese” and “lactose-free”
on its cashew-based products.
A federal appeals court says an Iowa law designed to protect industrial animal farms from undercover investigations is
so broad as to violate the First Amendment
Animal-rights advocates won
a similar fight in Arkansas
What’s covered, what’s not.
A federal appeals court says Indiana’s corrections department didn’t violate a prisoner’s First Amendment rights in
blocking a sexually explicit image sent by his fiancée
North Dakota’s Supreme Court says the First doesn’t protect
a man who sent hundreds of vulgar phone messages to police officers
… and a Colorado appeals court says it doesn’t protect
a man who sent a musician repeated threatening Facebook messages
… but a California appeals court says it does protect
long-term facility workers who “repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns.”
A UCLA law professor is sounding the alarm about a California bill that would threaten
jail and fines for those protesting at vaccination sites
Police have released images of a man sought in connection with
a stabbing during a vaccine protest in downtown Los Angeles
First Amendment ‘weaponization.’
The Washington Post
, a couple of law professors—one from Harvard, one from Boston University—“like the result” of a federal judge’s decision to block a Florida ban on vaccine requirements for cruise ship passengers, but
they consider the ruling’s reliance on free-speech rights “worrisome.”
Florida’s governor sees that aspect of the ruling the same way
Netflix takes the First.
A federal judge says the company’s First Amendment rights won’t keep it from facing a lawsuit filed by an ex-Manhattan prosecutor who says she was defamed as
a villain in the docudrama series
When They See Us
Her lawyer cites five scenes that portray her “engaging in coercive and discriminatory conduct … to
build a case against innocent young men of color
August 17, 2021
Previously in this newsletter:
Racists’ ‘safe space’ / Historic news / Masks and the 1st
‘An important step forward’ / Posthumous win / ‘Students don’t need a permit’
An ‘assault on democracy’ / ‘Everyone loves my van, except …’ / Which of these events came 1st?
F-bomb shelter / Trump vs. ‘SNL’ / ‘An epidemic of censorship and entitlement’
ACLU in ‘crisis’ / Politicians’ Facebook passes ending? / ‘Ham-handed’
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