Johnny Kampis is a content editor at, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Alabama, Mississippi colleges cited for free speech infringement policies

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Alabama, Education, First Amendment, Free Speech, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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At Athens State University in Alabama, students can’t transmit online anything deemed “threatening,” annoying” or “offensive.” At the University if Southern Mississippi, student organizations must register with the Office of Student Activities a month in advance before conducting protests or demonstrations.

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What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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“From a layman’s standpoint, it seems to be one of those things that raises a few eyebrows,” Louie Miller, president of the Sierra Club of Mississippi, told Mississippi Watchdog. “What’s going on here? If I was sitting on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, I’d be certainly interested in what this man has to say.”

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Shuckers stadium delay hits taxpayers square in the oysters

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

The Biloxi Shuckers will make unwitting suckers of local taxpayers if the team’s new stadium isn’t ready in time for opening day April 21.

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Obama on Alabama same-sex marriage: ‘Federal law wins’

By   /  February 11, 2015  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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In an interview Tuesday, President Obama posited that federal courts “will have something to say” to Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in his stance against same-sex marriage.

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University of Alabama-Birmingham football battle may move to Legislature

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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The University of Alabama may have not proven such a bully on the football field this year, taking it on the chin against Ohio State in the national playoff semifinal, but may yet flex its muscle in state politics.

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On tap for 2015: Higher cigarette taxes in Alabama?

By   /  January 1, 2015  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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Alabama smokers may soon see more of their money go up in smoke as the governor and lawmakers consider coming after their tax dollars.

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