MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann was suspended on Friday after it was reported that he made donations to Democratic political campaigns. Olbermann's employer, MSNBC, cites a policy that requires individuals to ask for permission before making donations to partisan political campaigns. Though Olbermann has since been
From today's Supreme Court argument in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a nice shout out for those of us who got our hand-eye coordination--such as it is--trying to protect the freedom of Earthrealm. And another reason it is good to have a few Justices who didn't spend
Siobhan Reynolds didn't like that the U.S. Attorney's office in Kansas was prosecuting doctors for distributing painkillers that eventually led to an overdose. Her outspoken defense of the doctors got the attention of Federal Prosecutors. They asked the judge in the case to prohibit Ms.
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, a Ninth Circuit decision that struck down, on First Amendment grounds, a California statute prohibiting the sale or rental of certain “violent video
games” to minors. In finding the California statute unconstitutional, the Court
There was a collective gasp and not a small chuckle from the left at Christine O'Donnell's recent demand that her opponent, Chris Coons, show her where in the Constitution is separation of church of state. "You're telling me that's in the first amendment?"
As easy as
Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to review the dismissal of Weise v. Casper. The case dates to 2005, when Leslie Weise and Alex Young were thrown out of a George W. Bush event because they arrived in a car bearing a “No
The assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, Andrew Shirvell, has been engaged in a vitriolic internet campaign for nearly six months now against Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Shirvell launched his "Chris Armstrong Watch"
As the Citizens United decision has opened the flood gates of organizational spending on public speech this election cycle, which organizations are allowed to participate and in what capacity has predictably been at issue.
The Washington Post reports that groups that are set-up under the tax
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments October 6th in Snyder v. Phelps, a suit by Albert Snyder against the Westboro Baptist Church for protesting at his son's military funeral. The case presents the important question of how much freedom relatively private individuals should have from
A federal judge ruled October 4th for New York City in a suit by two anti-abortion protesters arrested in the name of "public safety" for refusing to leave a sidewalk during the 2004 RNC. Critics say the ruling fails to address civil liberties issues raised