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  • Church political signs don't violate law

    03/18/2019 7:11:51 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies
    The Citizens Voice (Wilkes-Barre PA), p. A1 ^ | March 17, 2019 | Bill Wellock
    After seeing messages such as “Abortion is Murder, Upheld by Goulish Lawmakers,” “We Honor the Flag of the God Blessed Nation, Shame on the NFL” and others, a reader wrote to The Citizens’ Voice’s “Ask the Voice” series about whether a church can display political messages. The reader also asked how to report a violation, if in fact there was one...
  • Teenager accused of sharing video of Christchurch terror attack denied bail

    03/18/2019 9:43:43 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 40 replies
    9News (Australia) ^ | Monday, March 18, 2019 | AAP
    An 18-year-old New Zealander accused of sharing a livestream of a mass shooting across two mosques that left 50 dead has been denied bail. Police have said the man - who cannot yet be named - was not involved in the attack in Christchurch allegedly carried out by Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, on Friday. Appearing in the Christchurch District Court today, the accused was granted interim name suppression but was declined bail by Judge Stephen O'Driscoll.
  • Appeals Court Rules That Ohio's Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Constitutional

    03/12/2019 11:23:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood Tuesday. The 2016 law bars state funding to any healthcare organization that performs or promotes abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, had sued over the law claiming that it violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 11-6 Tuesday to overturn a previous decision by a three-judge panel in the same appeals court that said the law was unconstitutional. During his time as the state’s attorney general last year, now-Gov. Mike DeWine (R) requested that the case...
  • Facebook Eliminated Over One Billion Page-Views to Conservative Websites in 2018

    02/27/2019 5:23:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 27, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Facebook has been shutting down traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election. Conservatives dominated social media in 2016 where they were able to get the truth uncensored. Facebook ended that in 2017 and 2018. The Gateway Pundit spoke with two of the top conservative publishers in America. Floyd Brown is a conservative author, speaker and media commentator. In 2008 Floyd launched Western Journal which quickly became one of the top conservative websites in America. By 2016 Floyd’s organization of Western Journal and other conservative websites under his umbrella had more than a billion page views. Since 2016 Floyd’s organization...
  • Judicial Watch Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting World War I Veterans Memorial Cross

    02/21/2019 3:52:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    The ‘Peace Cross,’ a 93-year-old World War I memorial, may be torn down unless Supreme Court Acts (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court asking the court to reverse a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which ruled that government recognition and upkeep of a World War I memorial cross is in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution. ( The American Legion, et al. v. American Humanist Association, et al.; Maryland National Capital Park and...
  • Landlords Claim Twin Cities’ Voter Law Violates Their Free Speech

    02/16/2019 11:46:09 AM PST · by MNDude · 23 replies
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (CN) — Under the threat of criminal prosecution, landlords say they are forced to be the carriers of the government’s “ideological” message in violation of their protected free speech. A group of landlords say they will be criminally prosecuted if they do not comply with city policies by providing information to their tenants on where and how to register to vote. Minnesota Voters Alliance sued the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in federal court on Wednesday. They claimed city codes requiring them to provide voter registration information to their tenants violate their First Amendment right to...
  • Christian group can bar gay student from leadership role, judge rules

    02/07/2019 1:15:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 7, 2019 | by AP
    IOWA CITY, Iowa - A federal judge has ruled that the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status after the organization barred a gay student from a leadership position. U.S. District Judge Stephanie M. Rose on Wednesday granted a permanent injunction banning the university from rejecting the status of the group, Business Leaders in Christ, The Des Moines Register reported. Rose found that the university had unevenly applied its human rights policy by allowing other groups to limit membership based on religious views, race, sex and other protected characteristics. "Particularly when free...
  • KY DEMOCRAT: BAN TEENS FROM WEARING MAGA HATS

    01/20/2019 6:44:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 20, 2019 | Joel B. Pollak
    House Budget Committee chair Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) called Sunday for a ban on teenagers wearing “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats, in response to a viral video of a confrontation between Catholic students and Native American counter-demonstrators at the March for Life on Friday in Washington, DC. Yarmuth holds one of the most powerful positions in the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist, Prevails against Waller County Tyranny

    01/17/2019 6:43:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    –In August of 2016, Terry Holcomb, a Second Amendment activist, wrote a letter to Waller County, Texas. The letter asked Waller County to stop breaking the law, according to what had been passed in the 2015 legislature.  Some county officials disagreed with the Texas Attorney General, on what the law meant. So Waller County sued the Second Amendment activist, in an attempt to undercut the Attorney General. This was a direct violation of Texas Law, the Texas Constitution, and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.A Government entity cannot sue a citizen merely for complaining against it and...
  • Erik Brunetti's 'FUCT' clothing brand case to be heard by Supreme Court

    01/13/2019 4:20:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    A Supreme Court case to be heard this spring could have the justices dropping the F-bomb. The justices last week agreed to hear a challenge to trademark law involving a clothing brand named “FUCT” — leaving court watchers wondering how the justices will handle oral argument. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name appeared to be intended as a homonym for a vulgarity, and thus violates a federal law prohibiting “scandalous” trademarks. On that basis, PTO refused to register the trademark. Designer Erik Brunetti sued and won the first round in court, but in an unusual move both...
  • The rise of financial blacklisting

    01/12/2019 9:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | January 8, 2019 | James Delingpole
    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century. That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think. I only properly appreciated this recently when the podcast I’ve been doing for the last few years was mysteriously dropped by my regular employer, forcing me to seek...
  • Federal Court Rules Colorado Cannot Block Christian Baker’s Lawsuit Over State’s Hostility Toward...

    01/08/2019 11:46:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2019 | Melanie Arter
    Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop (Screenshot) (CNSNews.com) – A federal district court ruled Friday that Colorado cannot block an attempt by Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips to sue the state over its “hostility” towards him and his Christian beliefs. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) represents Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, in the lawsuit. As CNSNews.com previously reported , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in June 2018, saying the commission “violated the Free Exercise Clause” by requiring Phillips to go against his religious beliefs about gay marriage...
  • DONE WITH FACEBOOK...FOREVER!!

    01/03/2019 9:14:14 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 88 replies
    Self ^ | 1/3/2019 | Dick Bachert
    FB just hit me with a 30 day suspension for posting the image below. Accordingly, I just PERMANENTLY DEACTIVATED my FB account with the following comment: You MORONS are just BEGGING to be declared a regulated PUBLIC UTILITY for your First Amendment abuses. Close this account and DELETE EVERYTHING I'VE EVER POSTED!!! I'll be happy as a clam over at MeWe, GAB and any other venue that has read and understands the Constitution. When enough of us bail, you and the other Zuckers will have more time to devote to your efforts to help the tyrants running China keep THEIR...
  • Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire? (old movies "problematic" for today)

    12/28/2018 7:54:50 PM PST · by Drew68 · 107 replies
    AP News ^ | 12/28/2018
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his golf clubs after him. The music is jaunty. He is charmingly irritated.</p>
  • What If G-Men Went After the Washington Post as They’re Going After the Enquirer?

    12/19/2018 4:13:56 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    New York Sun ^ | December 17, 2018 | Ira Stoll
    Imagine that a federal prosecutor had gone after The Washington Post Company back in the 1990s on the theory that the reluctance of its magazine, Newsweek, to publish an article about a sex scandal involving Bill Clinton constituted an illegal campaign contribution to the Clinton campaign. The ensuing outcry and fear that prosecutors would begin substituting their own news judgment for that of editors wouldn’t have been limited to First Amendment absolutists like Nat Hentoff. It would almost certainly have been widely shared. And justifiably so. As Newsweek itself eventually found out via Matt Drudge, and as the framers of...
  • Democrat Ted Lieu Affirms Support for Extremist, Terror-Supporting Linda Sarsour

    10/23/2018 9:19:01 AM PDT · by gattaca · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 22, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told an audience at Politicon in Los Angeles on Saturday that he continues to support extremist Linda Sarsour because of her leadership role in organizing the Women’s March last January.
  • California utilities panel cancels planned 'text tax' ... FCC rules that texting is...

    12/16/2018 7:30:56 PM PST · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2018 | MAXINE SHEN
    Following a new FCC ruling, the California Public Utilities Commission has ditched its planned 2019 vote on taxing text messaging. The CPUC revealed on Twitter Friday that it has decided not to go forward with a scheduled January 2019 vote to levy a 'text tax' following the FCC's ruling that text messages were an 'information service' — as opposed to a telecommunications service — meaning that texts aren't eligible for taxation under California state law. The commission's controversial 'text tax' plans involved a per-text surcharge which would help fund programs that provide cell phone services for low-income and disabled people,...
  • Dem Rep. Lieu: "I Would Love To" Regulate Free Speech, But It's Better In The Long Run Not To.

    12/15/2018 9:42:52 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said Wednesday that he "would love to be able to regulate the content of speech," but it would be illegal to do so due to the First Amendment. "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech," Lieu said Wednesday on CNN. "The First Amendment prevents me from doing so. And that's simply a function of the First Amendment. But I think over the long run, it's better that government does not regulate the content of speech."
  • California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech

    12/13/2018 11:43:59 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 45 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/13/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution. Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where he dismissed the allegations that the tech giant amplifies negative stories about Republican lawmakers, saying “if you want positive search results, do positive things." CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his performance but asked whether other Democrats should have used the committee...
  • Lieu: ‘I Would Love to Be Able to Regulate the Content of Speech’ but First Amendment Stops Me

    12/12/2018 2:14:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 12, 2018 2:09 pm | BY: David Rutz
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) said he would "love to be able to regulate the content of speech" during an interview Wednesday, noting he was prevented from doing that by the First Amendment. Lieu got attention a day earlier when Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, assailing conservative claims of the tech giant's bias against them by reading positive and negative stories about Republican Reps. Steve Scalise (La.) and Steve King (Iowa), the latter of whom has repeatedly courted controversy with racially charged remarks. After CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for the "clever" stunt,...