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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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Scott Pruitt

EPA Bars Reporters from Several Outlets From Attending National Summit

Reporters from CNN, The Associated Press, and E&E News were barred by the EPA from entering a national summit “of […]

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Following Supreme Court, Kentucky Judge Lifts Social Media Ban on Sex Offenders

In June, the Supreme Court┬ástruck down a North Carolina statute with banned registered sex offenders from accessing social media because […]

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Did San Francisco Silence Hate Speech or Trample Freedom of Speech?

When Joey Gibson, head of Patriot Prayer, applied to hold a rally in San Francisco in an area designated by the National Park Service for "First Amendment activities," he thought he had the Constitution on his side. However, fearing a repeat of what happened in the deadly Charlottesville confrontations, San Francisco officials moved to protect the city from violence in what Gibson now says stifled his freedom of speech.

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Milo Yiannopoulos

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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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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