Groups such as the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church won’t be allowed picket within 300 feet of funerals. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Missouri law banning protests closer than that, though the court struck down a broader law to keep protesters even further away.Read More →
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Is arguably annoying speech worth protecting on an absolute basis at the Capitol?
Protesters of Gov. Scott Walker, who gather at the Capitol daily holding signs and singing songs, say it is.
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, joined with the American Civil Liberties Union at a news conference Thursday to denounce what the lawmaker describes as a clamp down on free speech at the statehouse.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Despite the dark and sinister corners where thieves and sex offenders lurk, the Internet has brought the light of the Information Age to the far corners of the world.
In so doing, the online experience has opened the door to greater transparency in many governments. So, U.S. citizens can [...]
By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
ST. PETERSBURG — If there was ever anything that needed a New Year’s resolution in 2013, it’s the stake of freedom in the Sunshine State.
Things aren’t looking too good for Florida with officials bringing in more burdensome taxation, tougher penalties for free speech and creeping infringement on civil liberties.
According to the [...]