NYC cop killer apparently motivated by radical Islam

Illinois’ eavesdropping proposal aims to protect cops, government first

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Audio, Free Speech, Illinois, Media, Video, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Calling Illinois’ proposed eavesdropping law a push to protect privacy is like calling a triple bacon cheeseburger a light snack.

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Does the First Amendment allow comparisons to Hitler?

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

FREE SPEECH OR LIES ON A BUS? Philadelphia-area transit authority SEPTA is trying to prevent ads like this from being placed on their buses and trains. The American Freedom Defense Initiative is asking a federal judge to force SEPTA to allow the ads.

A controversial ad comparing Islamic fundamentalists to Adolf Hitler could soon be appearing on buses and trains in the Philadelphia area.

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Mississippi campaign finance laws burdensome to some, not others

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, 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 Arena  /  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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