Post Tagged with: "first amendment"

Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tech Executive Severs Ties With Extremist Site Linked to El Paso Shooting

August 4, 2019 Matthew Prince, the chief executive of the San Francisco cyber security company, Cloudflare, has cut ties with 8chan, the anonymous message board where the El Paso killer posted his manifesto. Without the cyber security service, 8chan was left vulnerable to hacking, and on Monday, the message board went offline. As a privately-owned company, Cloudflare isn’t subject to[Read More…]

August 6, 2019 Speech, Top Stories
The New York Times Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA. FLICKR/Adam Jone.

Ballard Spahr: Sixth Circuit Sides with ‘The New York Times’ in Defamation Suit

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr July 19, 2019 An article in The New York Times about controversy surrounding an Ohio State University cancer researcher was not defamatory because reasonable readers would understand it was “a standard piece of investigative journalism” that presented both sides of the story, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held in a July 17 decision. The unanimous three-judge[Read More…]

July 19, 2019 Below the Fold, Defamation, Free Press
Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson poses for a portrait during the “End Racism Rally” on the 50th anniversary of the assissination of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington. April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Black Lives Matter Leader May Face Trial for Actions of Anonymous Protester

August 8, 2019 A prominent Black Lives Matter activist, DeRay Mckesson, might go on trial for injuries sustained by a police officer during a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana even though he wasn’t present when the injury was sustained.  Mckesson attended a Black Lives Matter protest on July 9, 2016, following the death of Alton Sterling who was shot and[Read More…]

July 18, 2019 Assembly, Below the Fold, Protest