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  • 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: College Bars Young Americans for Freedom Chapter From Displaying a Pro-2A Flag

    02/15/2019 11:35:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Students at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California are having their First Amendment rights trampled on by school administrators. Students from OCC's Young Americans for Freedom chapter on Wednesday were tabling during a student recruitment fair. The goal was simple: to attract new members to the conservative student organization. Part of the students' booth display included a pro-Second Amendment flag that said "Don't Tread On Me" and "2nd Amendment Since 1789." But because two silhouettes of rifles appeared on the flag, administrators approached the students during the recruitment fair and demanded it be taken down. According to the...
  • A Cockwomble Reaches for The Hockey Stick

    02/14/2019 12:16:35 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 14, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    There was some modest activity yesterday in the Mann vs Steyn climate-change hockey-stick case, which will shortly be entering its eighth year. As that ludicrous fact testifies, it has been procedurally bollocksed by the District of Columbia courts, which is why it will almost certainly be headed to the Supreme Court. When it gets there, it will be the most consequential free-speech case since New York Times vs Sullivan fifty-five years ago. Lest you doubt that, consider yesterday's request by the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and various other parties to file an amicus brief on the...
  • 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...
  • Covington Catholic High School Cancels Classes Over Safety Concerns

    01/22/2019 9:30:41 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/22/2019 | j. Caplan
    Covington Catholic High School, the Kentucky school at the center of a national controversy over a viral video of an encounter between some of its students and a Native American activist at Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., has canceled classes Tuesday due to safety concerns.
  • Huntington Beach family sues school district over students’ right to hand out fliers

    01/12/2019 2:49:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Deepa Bharath, OC Register
    Full title: Huntington Beach family sues school district over students’ right to hand out fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day HUNTINGTON BEACH — A Los Angeles-based conservative Christian group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Huntington Beach City School District on behalf of two children, alleging they were unlawfully prohibited from distributing fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day. The lawsuit, filed Monday, Jan. 7 by Freedom X in United States District Court in Santa Ana, alleges that the school district violated the First Amendment rights of Micah Bausch, 10, and Nieka Bausch, 8, by curtailing...
  • 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>
  • 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,...
  • Democrat Ted Lieu: If Kavanaugh is this 'angry' when sober, imagine what he’s like when drunk

    09/27/2018 2:28:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 113 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., used Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s emotional defense of himself against allegations of sexual misconduct to question how the judge acts when drinking. “If Brett Kavanaugh can be this angry on national TV, imagine what he's like when he gets inebriated,” the lawmaker tweeted during Kavanaugh’s opening remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
  • Rep. Ted Lieu forced to delete ‘CREEPY AND INAPPROPRIATE’ tweet to Kyle Kashuv

    04/16/2018 8:31:13 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/15/18 | Greg P
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) was forced to delete a tweet on Sunday where he invited Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv to come out to California and get high on marijuana once he’s 21:
  • If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama (oldie, January 2016)

    11/07/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/2016 | James Risen
    If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama. Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component...
  • Pastor Who Fled Persecution in Iran Arrested in Minnesota for Sharing the Gospel

    12/01/2018 8:38:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 30, 2018 | The Activist Momy
    This is absolutely outrageous. How is this happening right here at home without more backlash? Every single American who values the First Amendment, whether they’re religious or not, should be horrified to hear that a man was arrested in a mall simply for privately sharing his faith with fellow shoppers. What’s worse, of course, is that the man is himself a religious refugee who came to the US to seek refuge from persecution. “I came to the U.S. as a political and religious — as a Christian — refugee. They oppressed me for my faith in Iran. I was stabbed...
  • The Escalating Assault on Citizen Journalism

    11/26/2018 11:34:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | Jack Cashill
    In December 1997, after the FBI arrested independent journalist James Sanders for investigating the destruction of TWA Flight 800, not a single reporter at a post-arraignment press conference managed to frame even one First Amendment question. * * * This past week, the progressive establishment attempted to silence two more independents. In the first case, Twitter and Facebook conspired to deny the audacious 25-year-old journalist Laura Loomer her rapidly growing audience. In the second, Special Counsel Robert Mueller lowered the boom on Jerome Corsi, a 72-year-old Harvard Ph.D.
  • Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career

    11/24/2018 10:55:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    Quillette ^ | November 23, 2018 | Richard Ned Lebow
    I am a professor of international political theory at King’s College London and bye-fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. I am a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the International Studies Association (ISA). Several years back the ISA voted me the “distinguished scholar of the year.” This year it censured me, not once but twice. I was guilty of saying “ladies lingerie” in a lift, and more disturbingly in their eyes, of writing a conciliatory email to the woman who had overheard me in the lift and filed a complaint. I appealed against this decision, but earlier this...
  • Pro-abortion students pour water on pro-life chalk, covering South Dakota campus in dangerous ice

    11/22/2018 8:19:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Opinion
    November 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – It’s November 7 in South Dakota. The night is well below freezing. The Augustana University Republican and Life Runners clubs have teamed up and spent the evening chalking the sidewalks with messages defending the right to life. These messages included Bible verses, statistics, and blunt proclamations in the hopes of stirring up a discussion on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) campus. A discussion was what they got, but not before things began “slipping” toward madness and mayhem. The pro-life messages were meant to be seen, and they were. Unfortunately, pro-abortion students didn’t respond with principled...
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    11/21/2018 6:34:23 PM PST · by gaijin · 4 replies
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