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Supreme Court Rules That NYC Public Access Channel Is Not a Public Forum

The Supreme Court weighed in on a case over whether a public access channel should be considered a private actor […]

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Embroiled in Free Speech Controversy

  The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is the latest college campus to become embroiled in a free speech controversy. During a […]

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Pro-Gun Activists Sue Texas Politician Who Blocked Them On Facebook

The founders of a pro-gun rights group that was blocked by a state politician on social media filed a lawsuit […]

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Public Official Sued For Blocking Constituent on Twitter and Facebook

A Colorado state senator is being sued for blocking a constituent on social media. Anne Landman is suing Republican Senator Ray Scott after he banned her from his official Twitter and Facebook accounts two years ago. “Sen. Scott censored me for being a critical constituent. Yet, he’s allowed his like-minded followers to ridicule me on his page and retain their right to speak freely,” Landman said in a statement. “This doesn’t feel like democracy. This feels like hypocrisy and punishment for having a different point of view.”

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Another Judge Rules That Politicians Censoring Critics On Twitter Violates The First Amendment

A federal judge ruled that three Republican members of the Wisconsin State Assembly violated the First Amendment rights of a […]

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Federal Appeals Court Says Public Officials Cannot Block Critics

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that a local county official who temporarily blocked a constituent from her Facebook page violated the First Amendment, making this the first court of appeals ruling regarding whether the First Amendment applies to government-run social media accounts.

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Media and Non-Residents Banned From Meetings in Alabama Town

The Jackson County Sentinel reported that the 200-person town of Paint Rock, Alabama is trying to ban members of the […]

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Ballard Spahr: First Amendment Bars Trump from Blocking Critics on Twitter, Court Rules

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr A federal judge has ruled that the First Amendment prohibits President Donald J. Trump […]

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