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Political Speech
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Georgia Court Rules Teacher Cannot Challenge Suspension Over Facebook Comments

June 11, 2018: Tifton Teacher Eyeing Supreme Court According to her attorney, Kelly Tucker plans to petition the U.S. Supreme […]

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ACLU Sues U.S. Courts Administrative Office for Violation of Free Speech

New rules implemented in March are barring hundred of support staff at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts from engaging […]

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Judge Rules Student May Wear “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” T-shirt

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order that would allow high school senior Addison Barnes to wear a t-shirt that read "Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co." for the remainder of the school year. Barnes lawyers argued that his shirt constituted "pure political speech" and did not disturb or interfere with the school, promote illegal activity or contain obscene or vulgar language.

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States Debate How To Tackle Disinformation On Social Media Platforms

Maryland, Washington State, New York, California and a growing number of other states are introducing bills to take on fake […]

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Journalist Arrests Threaten Freedom of Press

Thomas Hughes and Jodie Ginsburg write that “Journalists are facing an unprecedented and unrelenting crackdown on their work that appears […]

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Louisiana Parish Council Passes Bill to Protect Flag From Desecration

The Iberville Parish Council without debate and against the American Civil Liberties Union’s recommendation passed an ordinance “to prohibit flag desecration […]

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ESPN Anchor Suspended for Repeated Controversial Tweets

When is a tweet a fireable offense? ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been posting comments that have come under increasing scrutiny. Under Connecticut law, ESPN is bound by First Amendment principles of freedom of speech. The network's recent suspension of Hill for her latest tweets may be an employer stating an employee violated social media guidelines or an action that can be challenged in court.

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Can Your Employer Fire You Over Your Social Media Post?

Harsh words, trolling, divisiveness - social media platforms are battlegrounds that are proving difficult to navigate. Public and private employers are increasingly looking at exactly what their employees are saying and what they can do about it.

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