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February 19, 2016
Apple likely to invoke free-speech rights in encryption fight
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. will likely seek to invoke the United States' protections of free speech as one of its key legal arguments in trying to block an order to help unlock the encrypted iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, lawyers with expertise in the subject...
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February 19, 2016 - 11:00am
December 1, 2015
Power of being offended has limits
But there's a difference between the great struggles that eventually changed those practices, and some of the civil-rights and anti-discrimination efforts that are ongoing today. It is this: While successes in the earlier struggles could be tracked in the physical world—women...
December 1, 2015 - 7:17am
June 18, 2015
U.S. top court rules for church in free speech case over signs
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an Arizona town violated a local church's free speech rights by preventing it from posting signs notifying the public of its worship services. The court, on a unanimous 9-0 vote, ruled in favor of Good News Community...
News/Nation and World
June 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
February 20, 2015
HB 1471 a good cause for civic duty
A bipartisan bill that would give North Dakota student journalists more freedom to exercise their rights to free speech should be approved by the North Dakota House. It is sound legislation that conforms to new latitude afforded student journalists in U.S. Supreme Court rulings over...
February 20, 2015 - 8:41am
February 18, 2015
Student free speech bill advances in Legislature
BISMARCK -- Student journalists packed a room in the Capitol on Tuesday — not to report on the Legislature — but to show support...
February 18, 2015 - 7:13am
April 16, 2014
Free speech: Students, UJ work together to protect freedom of speech through legislation
A group of University of Jamestown students hopes to protect freedom of speech for North Dakota students through the New Voices Act. If passed, the three-pronged law would protect student speech for students attending public and private colleges and universities, as well as high...
April 16, 2014 - 6:55am
May 11, 2010
Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A Swedish artist who received death threats for depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog says he was assaulted while giving a lecture at a university. Lars Vilks tells The Associated Press a man in the front row ran up to him and headbutted him during Tuesday's...
Nation and World/News
May 11, 2010 - 5:04pm
October 14, 2009
Sharia trumps Yale's free speech
Last week's column was about something that doesn't exist -- a multi-level strategy to combat the advance of sharia (Islamic law) across the West. The strategy doesn't exist because there's little understanding that the entrenchment of sharia in the Western zone poses a threat to...
October 14, 2009 - 7:11am
August 28, 2009
'Google bomb' shockwaves
When Oscar Wilde observed that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about, he could not have imagined the Internet. The wild frontier we now know and (mostly) love called the blogosphere is a not-always-okay corral where Free Speech is armed and often...
August 28, 2009 - 7:13am
June 26, 2009
Free speech vs. surveillance in the digital age
Tools of mass communication that were once the province of governments and corporations now fit in your pocket. Cell phones can capture video and send it wirelessly to the Internet. People can send eyewitness accounts, photos and videos, with a few keystrokes, to thousands or even...
June 26, 2009 - 7:00am
March 11, 2009
The NAACP versus free speech
For years, New York City's flagship main Public Library has annually honored a group of "literary lions." Long a civil rights and civil liberties lion, Michael Meyers, born in Harlem, is a former assistant director of the NAACP; personal assistant to its late executive director, Roy...
March 11, 2009 - 8:08am