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Political Speech

Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren Takes On Facebook’s Political Ads Policy

After Facebook refused to take down a misleading ad by the Trump campaign about former Vice President Joseph Biden, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign ran an ad on Facebook falsely claiming that Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Trump's reelection bid.

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Facebook Refuses to Remove Misleading Trump Campaign Ad From Its Platform

The Trump campaign released a new political advertisement that accused presidential candidate Joseph Biden of bribing the Ukranian government while he served as the Vice President under Barack Obama. When the Biden campaign asked Facebook to remove the ad, arguing that it spread demonstrably false information to voters, the social media company refused, citing free speech principles.

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Scales of Justice

Louisiana Attorney Sues Over Mandatory State Bar Association Dues

Louisiana lawyer Randy Boudreaux has filed suit against the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and the state’s Supreme Court for […]

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Courthouse

Death Sentence of White Supremacist Overturned on First Amendment Grounds

The California Supreme Court unanimously overturned the death sentence of a white supremacist after finding that the prosecution erred by […]

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Tulsi Gabbard

Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for $50 Million For Free Speech Violations

U. S. Representative and  Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the […]

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Americans for Prosperity

Advocacy Group Sues New Jersey Officials Over New Law They Allege Violates The First Amendment

The New Jersey Attorney General and three state election enforcement officials are being sued by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), over […]

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Gavel

Teacher Sues Indiana School District For Free Speech Violations Over Its Transgender Student Policy

A music teacher filed a suit in federal court in Indiana after disagreeing with a school district policy requiring teachers […]

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Kellyanne Conway

Federal Agency Accuses Kellyanne Conway of Violating Hatch Act

Kellyanne Conway, a senior advisor to President Trump, has been accused of violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in campaign politics at work. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recommended that Trump fire Conway for being a “repeat offender” of the Act. “As a highly visible member of the administration, Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions,” said the letter to the president. “Her actions erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law.” At the heart of the accusation are Conway’s recent comments about Democratic presidential candidates in television interviews and on social media.

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