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Judge Asks New York Times To Testify in Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

After The New York Times issued an apology to Sarah Palin for incorrectly tying her to a 2011 mass shooting in an editorial, the paper asked for the defamation lawsuit she is bringing against them to be dismissed. Not yet says a New York judge. First he wants to Times to testify so he can understand “whether the complaint contains sufficient allegations of actual malice, an essential element of the claim.”

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Fox News’ Eric Bolling Brings $50 Million Defamation Suit Against HuffPost Reporter

First came Huffington Post freelance writer Yashar Ali’s report that Fox’s Eric Bolling inappropriately sexted several colleagues. Then came Bolling’s […]

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Yiannopoulos and ACLU Find Common Ground in Lawsuit Against Washington Metro

In banning a series of ads by disparate groups, the Washington Metro finds itself in hot water with the A.C.L.U. which is, among others, representing, Milo Yiannopoulos, because even "speech we hate" is bound by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

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Mapping Threats and Protests Gains Prominence

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker has debuted as a “centralized repository for research” to understand “the number of press freedom […]

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Judge Rules that Blocking Critic on Facebook Violated First Amendment

A personal website of a public figure is not subject to First Amendment restrictions, and so the site operator can block users. But a recent federal ruling says "the suppression of critical commentary regarding elected officials is the quintessential form of viewpoint discrimination against which the First Amendment guards."

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Top Climate Policy Official Says Trump Administration Targeted Him

After the Obama administration waged a war against whistleblowers and leakers, how will the Trump administration deal with similar challenges? At the Department of Veterans Affairs, Trump signed a whistleblower protection act. But upheaval at the Interior Department may lead the administration on a different path.

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Public Forums: Protecting Demonstrations in the Streets

The underlying law on public forums is well established. Traditional public forums include such areas as streets, sidewalks and parks […]

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Crossing Cultural Red Lines: New Threats to Free Expression in the Arts

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 7PM—DOORS AT 6:15PM SUBCULTURE, 45 BLEECKER ST., NEW YORK TICKETS: $15 Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The […]

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