Mississippi campaign finance laws burdensome to some, not others

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Campaign Finance, Free Speech, Government Regulation, Lobbying, Mississippi, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A federal court upheld Mississippi’s campaign finance regulations on “political committees.”

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Letter threatens boycott for displaying GOP signs, business owner says

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A business owner who helped to promote a Republican state senator says a nursing instructor with union ties wrote a letter threatening her company with financial harm.

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ACLU vows lawsuit against PA legislation targeting offenders’ speech

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Free Speech, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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State lawmakers fast-tracked legislation last week that would give victims the power to seek a civil injunction to silence their offenders if they believe their speech is re-victimizing them.

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National Parks ‘listening sessions’ cost $38,320 and filter free speech

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Censorship, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Free Speech, Local Government, Local News, Regulations, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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‘Listening sessions’ seeking public comment on the plan to prohibit certain vehicles from Monument Road are costing taxpayers money and stifling speech.

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Chinese institute spreads across U.S., but some say it also spreads propaganda

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Free Speech, National, National Security, Oklahoma, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Shenzhen drivers suffer from traffic jam ahead of National Day holiday

By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
During the past decade, the Confucius Institute has established itself at nearly 500 universities and K-12 schools in the United States and another roughly 500 around the world.
But some professors are urging schools to break with the Chinese language and cultural nonprofit, charging it is a “propaganda” arm of the Chinese government.
This […]

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Despite tensions over tables, Penn State speech policy checks out, professor says

By   /  October 7, 2014  /  Free Speech, National, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
When Penn State University officials clamped down on a Young Americans for Freedom event about free-speech policies because of a table — on Constitution Day, no less — it looked like a battle over the First Amendment could be brewing.
Upon further review, Penn State’s policy isn’t unreasonable, even if it is a […]

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