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Free Speech
Edited by Jim Stachowiak

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Jon Stewart: ‘Duck Dynasty’ turns Fox News into raving ‘free speech absolutists’
12-22-2013  •, By Arturo Garcia 
Even if he’s not a Duck Dynasty viewer, Jon Stewart said on The Daily Show on Thursday, he still empathized with the “free speech absolutists” over at Fox News in supporting suspended star Phil Robertson. 
Robert Lee
Mission Accomplished - Edward Snowdon
12-30-2013  •  arclein 
During more than 14 hours of interviews, the first he has conducted in person sincearriving here in June, Snowden did not part the curtains or step outside. Russia granted him temporary asylum on Aug. 1, but Snowden remains a target of surpassing int 
Robert Klein
French Government Officials Call For A Ban And Prosecution Of Comedian For Hateful Speech
01-07-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
One case in point is French comedian Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, who likes to target Jews in his popular shows. He has already been hit with fines approaching $100,000 for his jokes and there is no a move to have been prosecuted criminally. For jokes. B 
Powell Gammill
Law Professor Seeks Bar Discipline For Attorney Who Posted Criticism Of Her Work
01-08-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
Leong runs a blog site called Feminist Law Professors and recently discovered the identity of an anonymous commenter who has, according to Leong, left racist and sexist comments. She says that he is a a public defender in his late 40s and she wants h 
Powell Gammill
Blogger’s indefinite incarceration raises First Amendment questions
01-13-2014  •  New York Times 
For more than six years, Roger Shuler has hounded figures of Alabama’s legal and political establishment on his blog, Legal Schnauzer. But even those who longed for his muzzling did not see this coming: Shuler sitting in jail indefinitely. 
Powell Gammill
Ron Paul: My muzzle has been removed
01-14-2014  •  DailyPaul.Com 
You may not know this . . .But for the past year, I was censored. Believe it or not, federal rules governing former members of Congress for their first year after retirement limited my ability to mobilize Americans to advance liberty.  
Donna Hancock
The French Were Right to Ban Dieudonné’s Offensive ‘Performance Art’
01-14-2014  •  Bernard-Henri Lévy  
Dieudonné, the ‘performance artist’ banned by the French high court, was not a satirist or comedian of any kind. He was an incendiary, anti-Semitic ideologue whose silencing poses no threat to real freedom of speech. 
J E Andreasen
Tennessee Ballot Censorship
1/31/14  •  YouTube  
This video recounts how Tennessee started its program of ballot censorship in 1961. Listen as members of the Tennessee House and Tennessee Senate debate how they can violate the rights of Tennesseans during every election. Learn how Tennessee creat 
Daniel Lewis
The New Aggression: Emotional Pain
02-05-2014  •  Lew Rockwell blog 
Thane Rosenbaum, a law professor at Fordham Law School, has published a commentary for the Daily Beast that has Nazis painted all over it, yet it actually has nothing whatsoever to do with, well, Nazis. Rethink the First Amendment 
Powell Gammill
Tennessee Legislature Introduces the FREEDOM ACT
02/05/14  • 
Representative Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) and Senator Jim Kyle (D-Memphis) have introduced HB 2353/ SB 2575 the Fiscally Responsible Equal Election Diversification Optimization Measures (FREEDOM) Act. The FREDOM Act addresses the fundamental issues t 
Daniel Lewis
Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama?
02-09-2014  •, by emalvini  
Was Jay Leno Canned by NBC For Criticizing Obama? 
Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
U.S. press freedom plunges to 46th, placing it behind former Soviet states
02-13-2014  •  Daily 
The massive drop is attributable mostly to the Obama Administration’s effort to crack down on whistleblowers. Obama’s Justice Department has filed suit against more whistleblowers than any other presidential administration in history. 
Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
France Watch: Comedian Ignites Mass Protests; NWO Opposition Rising Dramatically
02-19-2014  • 
French comedian Dieudonné set France on fire. His persecution by the government of President Hollande has become a catalyst causing massive crowds to protest in the streets against what the French perceive to be a Jewish stranglehold 
Powell Gammill
Ninth Circuit Rules Google Must Remove “Innocence of Muslims”
02-27-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
A divided 3-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Google must remove a low-budget YouTube film that prompted riots and killings in the Muslim world as insulting to Mohammad. The highly offensive film portrays Mohammad 
Powell Gammill
Strategic lawsuit against public participation
02-28-2014  • 
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.[1] 
Robert Lee
Shut Up Telling Me Shut Up
03-02-2014  •  by L. Neil Smith (The Libertarian Enterprise) 
Expressing the view that radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy, and the First Amendment only hinders institutions like Harvard in its noble struggle to convey it. Free speech on campus should therefore be abolished, 
Powell Gammill
Gun Control Advocates Want Social Networks To Eliminate Online Firearms Talk
03-05-2014  •  Personal Liberty Digest 
Bloomberg and others anti-rights groups threaten Facebook and Instagram to make changes that would ban gun-related pages and posts, which they say are facilitating gun sales and trades. 
Chip Saunders
NSA Chief Pushes Legislation To Stifle The First Amendment
03-06-2014  • 
Recently, what came out with the justices in the United Kingdom … they looked at what happened on Miranda and other things, and they said it’s interesting: journalists have no standing when it comes to national security issues.  
Robert Lee
Houston Issues 'Cease-And-Desist' To Stop Residents From Communicating With Government
03-08-2014  •  TechDirt 
Uber had set up a petition for Houston residents, emailing city officials of their support for allowing Uber in that city. In response to this, the city of Houston issued a cease-and-desist, effectively telling Uber to stop asking Houston residents t 
Powell Gammill
Grand Island Student Suspended For Tee-Shirt
03-12-2014  • 
Shane Kinney, 16, refused to turn his NRA shirt inside out when told to do so by teacher. 
Gina Kynast
ACLU sues Idaho over ‘ag gag’ law that targets undercover animal rights activists
03-19-2014  •  Reuters 
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho on Monday asked a federal judge to strike down a state law it says violates constitutional rights to free speech by banning the documentation of animal abuse at livestock operations. 
Powell Gammill
British Move Toward Censoring “Unsavory” Internet Speech
03-23-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
Security and Immigration Minister James Brokenshire stated the government is not content with censoring language viewed as terroristic but wants to remove “”unsavoury” content.” He acknowledges that such content is not illegal but 
Powell Gammill
Australian Government Moves To Ban Environmental Boycotts Under Competition Laws
04-03-2014  •  Jonathan Turley 
The level playing field involves using the government to police and threaten free speech and association in protection of corporate interests. It is other worldly to see the series of anti-environmental and anti-free speech measures coming out of Aus 
Powell Gammill
Court orders man to remove criticism of cop from the internet
04-06-2014  • 
While investigating a noise complaint, the cop demanded that the homeowner surrender his guns. The homeowner recorded the incident and placed the evidence online to expose the abusive government agent. The man’s act of free speech is now 
Powell Gammill
College Violates Student's Rights, Follows Up By Deleting Critical Facebook Comments
04-09-2014  •  TechDirt 
The video of this encounter is still live (no doubt much to ACC's chagrin) and it shows Saucier discussing the impact of the governor's gun control policies on his ammunition business. Governor Malloy doesn't look too interested in fielding complaint 
Powell Gammill
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: ‘They Simply Wanted Me to be Silenced’
04-10-2014  •  TIME Magazine 
On Tuesday, officials at Brandeis University backed off granting an honorary degree to Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Alian, a staunch women’s advocate and fierce critic of Islam, due to many faculty members’ requests and a large online petition. 
Mike Renzulli
Ohio high school athlete sues over suspension for pro-marijuana retweet
04-13-2014  •  Rawstory 
A Ohio high school soccer player, who was suspended from his team for re-tweeting a pro-pot message on Twitter, is suing the school district over his punishment. He claims school administration officials violated his 1st Amendment right 
Powell Gammill
Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall
04-13-2014  •  AP 
The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. 
Powell Gammill
Twitter parody account holder sought in police raid
04-17-2014  •  ars technica 
Don't mock the Mayor Jim Ardis of Peoria as you just might be jailed and fined. Illinois police seized computers and mobile phones while raiding a house whose owner was suspected of parodying the town mayor on Twitter. In all, 5 people were seized 
Powell Gammill
Peoria Mayor Sends Police to Track Down Twitter Parodist
04-21-2014  •, by JO4RP 
Politicians can be a thin-skinned bunch. You'd think they'd let insults roll off their backs given how much power they have over the lives and livelihoods of others. But if you have all that power, why bother letting insults roll of your back when yo 
Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
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