John Doe victims to tell their stories in Fox News special

By   /  October 9, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


“America is the first country to say to its people: all of you have a right to speak. But today speech is under siege,” Stossel writes in a blog promoting the special.

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Legal expert: Using RICO against climate change skeptics an attack on free speech

By   /  September 25, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the Cato Institute

“If you give the government the means to blow people up for lobbying or advocacy that it considers to be one-sided or misleading, then you’ve given the government power to determine who’s taking part in public debate.”

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Colorado courts choose ‘decorum’ over constitutional rights

By   /  September 21, 2015  /  Accountability, Colorado, Free Speech, Judiciary, News, Open Records  /  No Comments

Photo By Arthur Kane

Colorado courts ruled that protests or passing out literature at the courthouse violates decorum but a federal judge ruled the First Amendment trumps an orderly courthouse.

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Watchdog Podcast: The GOP debate (Round 2) and a right-to-work defeat in Missouri

By   /  September 18, 2015  /  Commentary, Education, Federal Government, First Amendment, Free Speech, Issues, Missouri, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, WatchBlog, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


At the second GOP debate, Trump finally ran out of things to say, Fiorina surged and Huckabee made a good point in favor of small government (yes, really).

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Wisconsin Supreme Court shuts down John Doe investigation, affirms First Amendment

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Issues, Judiciary, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaks during a campaign event at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Las Vegas. The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election. (AP Photo/John Locher)

In a ruling issued Thursday morning, the high court ordered an end to the politically-motivated investigation into conservative groups in Wisconsin that has been dragging on for more than three years.

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Lawsuit claims PA teachers union stomps First Amendment rights

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Education, Free Speech, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

NOT SO FREE?: Critics say a proposed "Respectful Campus and Freedom of Expression" policy at a New Mexico college is too vaguely worded.

By Evan Grossman |
A veteran Pennsylvania school teacher is taking on the biggest teachers’ union in the state because she feels her First Amendment rights are being trampled by the organization.
Linda Misja has been teaching French and English for 37 years and has rejected union membership all that time because she does not believe in […]

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