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Artistic Expression

Netflix is Indicted By Texas Grand Jury For Promoting “Lewd” Images of Children

A grand jury in Texas indicted Netflix for streaming “Cuties,” a French film that has some critics in the U.S. saying that the film sexualizes young girls. Netflix called the charges without merit. "Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children," the company said.

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State Department Faces Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Social Media Registration Requirement on Visa Applications

The suit, filed on behalf of two documentary film organizations, argues that the registration requirement violates the First Amendment, is too broad in scope, and has not been proven to be necessary to national security interests.

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Wedding Rings

Federal Court Reinstates Suit by Videographers Claiming Minnesota’s Anti-Discrimination Law Violates Their Free Speech Rights

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuits reinstated a Minnesota lawsuit brought by two filmmakers who claim […]

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Drag Queen Story Hour

Public Library in Texas Town Cancels Speaking Event with Trans Author

A public library in Leander, Texas canceled an event involving Lilah Sturges, a trans woman and graphic novelist, after city […]

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Erik Brunetti

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Registration of “Immoral” or “Scandalous” Words

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a ban on registering words or symbols that are "immoral" or "scandalous." The case was brought by designer Eric Brunetti who created a clothing line in 1990 that prominently displayed the “FUCT” logo. Brunetti had been trying to obtain approval for a trademark since 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has consistently denied his application. The agency contends that “FUCT” violates federal law that prohibits words that are “shocking” or “offensive” on trademarked material.

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Sticker Shock: Charges Dropped Against Man Arrested For “Obscene” Car Decal

A Florida man who was arrested for refusing to alter a car decal a deputy claimed was “obscene” will not […]

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Threatening Lyrics In Music Video Not Protected Speech, Pa. High Court Rules

An online music video filled with violent threats directed towards two cops was a “true threat” and not protected speech […]

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Starry Night House Gets The “Gogh” Ahead From Mayor

A Florida couple whose house is painted with murals of the famous painting of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” reached […]

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