Livestreaming Police during a Traffic Stop is Protected Speech, Fourth Circuit Says
A North Carolina man sued a police department and two officers for violating his First Amendment right to record and livestream as a passenger during a traffic stop. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Feb. 7 that livestreaming the police is protected speech.
North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Defamation Ruling Against Investigative Reporter
In reviewing the case, the North Carolina Supreme Court found that the reporter had omitted important information and mispresented quotes from sources. This, along with other evidence, led the court to conclude that article's false statements had not resulted from "mere negligence" but from a "purposeful avoidance of the truth."
North Carolina Supreme Court To Decide on ‘Actual Malice’ in a Defamation Suit Against a Local Newspaper
N&O reporter Mandy Locke is facing a defamation lawsuit over a series of articles in which she appeared to question the judgement of a State Bureau of Investigation agent. The case was heard in North Carolina's Supreme Court on Monday.
Confederate Statues In Charlottesville Continue to Divide
The debate over the removal of Confederate statues has loomed large over the past five years, met with protests, violence and now a question by the President over whether history is being rewritten.
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 […]