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Prior Restraint

Social Media Freedom on Campus in an Age of Marketing

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 11.09.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Social media campus policies frequently turn concerns of academic administrators into free speech restrictions. Even at public universities -- from the University of Kansas (KU) to Northern Illinois University (NIU) -- such policies create boundaries and a chill on the marketplace of expression.

Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.

Courts Affirm Bloggers' First Amendment Protections

Brad Reid | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Bloggers possess significant First Amendment protections against "prior restraint" through injunctions. A Florida Court of Appeals reversed an injunction against "... defamatory blogs in the future" in a lawsuit involving a blogging former tenant and a commercial landlord.

What Happened at the Guardian Could Happen in the U.S., Too

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

In fact, there is nothing to stop the U.S. government from censoring the media with regard to revelations such as those contained in the Snowden files -- nothing, that is, except longstanding tradition.

U.S. Politicizes Internet

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Weller

Just as in France, people in the US are learning that the freedom of the Net depends on groups they knew little of or didn't even know existed.

Hollywood Strikes Back: Join 100,000 Others in Fight Against Internet Blacklist

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Remember that Internet blacklist bill we told you about a few days ago? More than 100,000 people have already signed our petition against it and Hollywood is feeling the heat.