Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Would Make it A Crime to “Taunt” a Police Officer
While there may exist some disagreement as to whether raising penalties for crimes associated with rioting violates the First Amendment, there is at least one provision in the Kentucky bill that is explicitly unconstitutional.
Three States Pass Laws That Enhance Punishments for Fossil Fuel Protests
This month, legislators in Kentucky, South Dakota, West Virginia have worked to pass new laws that target individuals protesting fossil fuel companies. Some environmentalists believe legislators took advantage of the fact that national attention was focused on the coronavirus, to pass controversial legislation.
CNN Settles Defamation Suit With Family of Covington Catholic Teen
The family of Nicholas Sandman sued CNN back in March 2019 for $275 million over their reporting of a viral encounter between the Covington teen and an indigenous activist. Among other things, the lawsuit claimed CNN targeted Sandmann because he was a supporter of President Donald Trump.
Federal Judge Drops Elizabeth Warren From Covington Teens’ Defamation Suit
A federal judge in Kentucky dropped a libel case against Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Deborah Haaland (D-NM). The two were sued for libel in August by the families of eight teenagers from Covington Catholic High School for spreading allegedly false and defamatory information on social media.
Following Supreme Court, Kentucky Judge Lifts Social Media Ban on Sex Offenders
In June, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina statute with banned registered sex offenders from accessing social media because […]