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Farm Pigs Iowa

Federal Judge Says Iowa Can’t Enforce Its Newest Ag-Gag Law

The newest law is the state’s second attempt to stop journalists and activists from going undercover to report on meat processing plants, livestock facilities, and puppy mills. An older version of the bill was struck down as unconstitutional in January.

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Wisconsin County Board Considers Prosecuting Journalists for Reporting on Water Study, then Backs Off.

A county board in southern Wisconsin decided to hold off on a resolution that would have punished journalists and county officials for how they handle information about a recent study that showed high-levels of contamination in the county’s well system. 

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Department of Justice Sues Edward Snowden for Proceeds of New Memoir

According to the lawsuit, the DoJ is entitled to all monetary proceeds derived from the publication of his book because of contractual agreements Snowden signed while working as a government contractor.

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Rhode Island ACLU Representing Blogger in Prior Restraint Case

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has taken on the case of Massachusetts blogger whose content was censored by a […]

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Iowa Man Sues County Sheriff’s Department for Free Speech Violations

The ACLU is suing an Iowa county’s sheriff’s department on behalf of a man who says his First Amendment rights were violated when he was charged with criminal harassment after he posted negative comments about a police officer’s conduct.

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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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Daniel Coats

Prepublication Review: An “Unconstitutional Censorship” of Former Intelligence Officials?

Five former intelligence officials are suing two U.S. intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense, challenging the constitutionality of the agencies’ “prepublication review” system. The prepublication review system requires current and former intelligence agency employees and military personnel to submit  for government approval anything they write about their past work.

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Mary Beth Tinker

Tinker Turns 50: Celebrating Half A Century Of Student Free Speech

February 24, 2019 marks 50 years since the Supreme Court made its landmark ruling in Tinker vs. Des Moines that protected the First Amendment rights of students in public schools.

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