Wisconsin Supreme Court takes another pass on John Doe case

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state Supreme Court on Monday again ducked two requests that it settle disputes in the stalled investigation into conservative organizations and activists.

Legal experts said the divided court may be waiting to get beyond next month’s gubernatorial election before taking on the cases.

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Serial killer suspect got 5 years prison in plea deal

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

Darren Vann, courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety

By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org
An Austin man who has confessed to the murder of at least seven Indiana women, according to police, had been arrested and convicted for sexually assaulting a Texas woman in 2008.
However, Darren Vann served just five years in prison after Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s office agreed to a plea [...]

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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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Marijuana marchers toke up in Trenton to protest NJ laws

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  New Jersey, News, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On Saturday, around 250 people gathered across from the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton to protest current laws on medical and recreational marijuana.

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Minority conflict over net neutrality goes to root of tech divide

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Organizations such as the NAACP and National Urban League, in addition to various Hispanic advocacy groups, are under fire for failing to advocate stricter regulation of Internet service providers, i.e., net neutrality.

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Mississippi lawmakers get mixed grades for school choice support

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Mississippi, News, School Choice, School Choice  /  No Comments

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A scorecard released by Empower Mississippi gives each state legislator a letter grade on their votes on bills pertaining to school choice.

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