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Online Harassment

Texas Appeals Court Rejects Alex Jones’ Motion to Dismiss Heslin Defamation Suit

The judge has ordered Jones to pay Heslin $22,250 in attorney fees, making the total amount Jones now owes Neil Heslin just under $150,000.

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Man Who “Trolled” Parkland Shooting Victims’ Families Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Fleury’s lawyers tried to dismiss the case ahead of his trial in October 2019, arguing that his comments, though noxious, were protected under the First Amendment. But U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz rejected their motion, writing that Fleury’s expression fell under a category of unprotected speech called true threats.

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Resident Sues Minnesota City For Prohibitions On Filming In Public Parks

The City of Bloomington, Minnesota is being sued over a recently enacted city ordinance that prohibits filming children in public parks without their parents’ permission. Bloomington resident Sally Ness filed a suit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, arguing that the ordinance violates her First Amendment right to film in public spaces.

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Sandy Hook

Jury Awards Sandy Hook Father $450,000 in Defamation Suit against Conspiracy Theorist

“We went in thinking we had to prove that the death certificate was real. We ended up having to prove not only that, but that a little baby was born to these two parents,” Pozner’s attorney, Jacob Zimmerman, told First Amendment Watch.

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Neo-Nazi Publisher, Andrew Anglin, Found Liable for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

A federal judge ordered Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the neo-Nazi site, the Daily Stormer, and one of his followers […]

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Chief Judge Dana Christensen

Lawsuit Against Neo-Nazi Cannot Be Dismissed on 1st Amendment Grounds

Chief Judge Dana L. Christensen See also: Neo-Nazi Publisher, Andrew Anglin, Found Liable for International Infliction of Emotional Distress U.S. […]

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What is the State of Academic Freedom As More Professors Face Increasing Backlash?

An NPR report finds that “across the country, in the past year and a half, at least 250 university professors…have […]

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Lata Nott Podcast: Free Speech and the Internet

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Lata Nott, originally published this podcast on the Newseum blog, and has given First […]

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