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.Read More →
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Say It Loud, Say It Proud is Watchdog Radio’s weekly look at free speech and First Amendment issues — examining the rights that are some of the most important to our society, but also some of the most frequently under attack.
In this week’s episode: Does your kids’ school have the right to […]
Candidates from both political parties moved swiftly in the 2014 campaign to take advantage of a court-ordered end to contribution limits for bigger donors. But no one came close to Gov. Mark Dayton — a longtime advocate of campaign finance restrictions — in cashing in on the changes.
Dayton’s re-election campaign raised $744,000 more than would have been allowed under previous limits on so-called “special source” political contributions, according to an Institute for Justice analysis of recently filed campaign reports.Read More →
By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — The predawn, paramilitary-style raids with children present. The assaults on free speech. The gag orders. The partisan witch hunts. State Rep. David Craig, R-Big Bend, knows all about the latest John Doe investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker and dozens of conservative groups, and he says he’s no longer going to stand by as district attorneys and political speech regulators “trample on the constitutional rights” of some citizens.
A former borough council member in western Pennsylvania with a history of innovative protest alleges that the current council president assaulted him on Jan. 25 – while discussing how police handled the penis graffiti on the former’s garage.
“Someone painted a giant 5-foot-long black d*** on my garage that said ‘f*** you’ underneath it,” Tom Suica described to local press. “The Monaca police told me they were going to prosecute me for the d***. It’s not my d***.” Suica told Watchdog doesn’t think people are being treated uniformly. “If a little old lady lived here, and someone did this, do you think they’d be banging on her door,” he said, and threatening her with prosecution?Read More →
The Crawford County Board of Commissioners is considering ways to restrict its public participation policy — including requiring advance notice to comment and banning people for 30 days for “improper conduct.”Read More →