The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed in part an injunction preventing SB 7072 from going into effect. Last year, the Northern District of Florida issued an injunction, ruling that the law violated the First Amendment rights of social media companies. The appellate court, in large part, agreed and reiterated that social media companies have […]
Joe & Mika, Gretchen Carlson, Robin Roberts Among First Amendment Award Honorees
Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel for TVNewser January 16, 2018 First on TVNewser: In the last year, the First Amendment has been under attack as the news media has had to fight against unprecedented accusations from the highest political office in the land. That’s one of the reasons the Radio Television Digital News Foundation says this year’s annual First […]
Can Government Officials Have You Arrested for Speaking to Them?
The Supreme Court faces a test of the authority of politicians to use police to silence their critics. The Atlantic by Garrett Epps January 15, 2018 If a citizen speaks at a public meeting and says something a politician doesn’t like, can the citizen be arrested, cuffed, and carted off to the hoosegow? Suppose that, […]
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