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Shouting Fire

What I Would Have Said to Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.

Murder Threats and the First Amendment

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

The increasing number of threats that emanate from right-wing media present important First Amendment issues anew. Whichever case goes to the Supreme Court will undoubtedly create new law.

Obama Falsely Shouts Fire

Martin Garbus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Garbus

Obama's campaign promise was for a transparent government, yet this past Friday his administration announced major events he hoped the public would not see.