first amendment

tech-power

Trump Can’t Block People He Doesn't Like on Twitter, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that President Trump cannot silence people on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.
Sarah Emerson
7.9.19
Portland

Ted Cruz Thinks the Portland Mayor Let Antifa Take Over His City. Here's What Really Happened.

A right-wing blogger who spreads conspiracy theories ended up injured and hospitalized.
Tess Owen
7.1.19
first amendment

The Trump Administration Wants the Power to Decide Who's a Journalist

“This is a five-alarm fire for the First Amendment,” said Jonathan Peters, a media law professor at the University of Georgia.
David Uberti
5.24.19
Press Freedom

Journalist's Battle With San Francisco Cops Is Getting "Real Fucking Messy"

The police chief is accusing Bryan Carmody of conspiracy — without much explanation.
David Uberti
5.22.19
Voat

Founder of Voat, the ‘Censorship-Free’ Reddit, Begs Users to Stop Making Death Threats

Voat founder Justin Chastain said that a “US agency” had contacted the platform, allegedly over threats on the website.
Sarah Emerson
4.26.19
Julian Assange

This is just the beginning for Julian Assange

The U.S. could be trying to bring additional charges against the WikiLeaks founder.
David Gilbert
Greg Walters
4.11.19
Unvaccinated

An unvaccinated high school student just got banned from going to school

The 18-year-old senior objects to the chickenpox vaccine for religious reasons
Emma Ockerman
4.3.19
Stephon Clark

Cops arrested 85 people protesting the killing of Stephon Clark. The mayor wants answers.

Sacramento police detained a Sacramento Bee reporter in handcuffs.
Tess Owen
3.5.19
Off-Menu

It's Thursday, January 10, and a New Taco Bell Billboard Inexplicably Dispenses Cheese

Plus, what Justin Trudeau won't do for a beer.
Hannah Keyser
1.10.19
engineering

Oregon Unconstitutionally Fined a Man $500 for Saying ‘I am an Engineer,’ Federal Judge Rules

Mats Järlström has won his First Amendment case against the state of Oregon: "This restriction clearly controls and suppresses protected speech."
Jason Koebler
1.2.19
elon musk

Elon Musk's lawyers think calling the Thai cave diver a "pedo" and a "child rapist" should be covered by the First Amendment

The situation all started when Musk offered to make a mini-submarine to save a boys soccer team trapped in a sunken cave in northern Thailand.
Miranda Levingston
12.27.18
networks

FCC Falsely Claims Community Broadband an 'Ominous Threat to The First Amendment'

In reality, the real threat posed by community broadband is to big telecom’s monopoly revenues.
Karl Bode
10.29.18
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