Waiting game goes on for professor caught in Marquette speech battle

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – There aren’t many academicians who know more about the Kennedy Assassination than John McAdams.

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Watchdog Podcast: Say It Loud, Say It Proud — Free speech under attack on college campuses

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Free Speech, News, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Chris Dobrogosz | 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, host intern Chris Dobrogosz sits down with […]

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Ten things you may not know about your right to public records in Virginia

By   /  March 20, 2015  /  Free Speech, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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There’s a reason Virginia received an ‘F’ in the Center for Public Integrity’s report card on corruption risk for public access to information.

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Lawmakers move to guarantee New Mexicans right to comment at public meetings

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Legislature, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, State Government  /  No Comments

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Citizens have the right to attend and listen at public meetings in New Mexico, but not to speak. Rep. Jim Smith, R-Sandia Park, and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, are trying to change that, guaranteeing New Mexicans the right to speak their mind before any public body in the state.

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God hates . . . flags?! UC students ban Old Glory

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  California, Free Speech, National  /  No Comments

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By Will Swaim | Watchdog.org
IRVINE, CALIF. —  Declaring the American flag a symbol of “colonialism and imperialism,” student council members on the campus of UC Irvine this week voted to prohibit its public display.
Resolution 50-70 passed on a 6-4 vote (with two abstentions), and applies only to the Associated Students of UCI main lobby. ASUCI President Reza […]

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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 of 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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