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Do You Have a Constitutional Right to Follow the President on Twitter?

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE Several Twitter users blocked by President Trump have threatened to file suit, alleging that his Twitter account constitutes a public forum,...

Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, by John Milton

FOUNDERS CORNER: LETTERS, SPEECHES, PAMPHLETS 1644, by John Milton TO THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND   This is true Liberty, when freeborn men, Having to advise the public, may...

Issues to Watch: FCC Regulation of Political Speech on the Internet

  And the FCC’s Net Neutrality Litigation COLBY MAY, ACLJ There are two major free speech issues looming in the fight to ensure that the Internet remains...

The FCC versus Internet Freedom

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Earlier this month, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that its five commissioners will conduct a vote on February 26 to decide...

Milton: Freedom of the Press & The Image of God

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 17TH CENTURY SERMONS: JOHN MILTON 14 June 1643 ...ho kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a...

Net Neutrality: A 21st Century Trojan Horse

BY BOB BARR “’Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet.” With this single phrase, Senator Ted Cruz has sparked one of the most heated...

Court Tosses D.C. Tour Guide Licensing Scheme

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE Since there isn’t any other legal news this or next week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today...

Let the Banner Fly! Protecting the Free Speech Rights of Churches

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Last month, we were contacted by a pastor in New York who wished to display a church’s banner over a city’s main...

FCC Pulls the Plug on Scandalous Study of American Newsrooms

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on its plans to monitor American newsrooms. In a statement issued , the FCC...

House Report on Former IRS Official Lois Lerner

FREE SPEECH, ACLJ (Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents 41 organizations in a federal lawsuit challenging the IRS,...

Sherlock Holmes Loses a Case

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The most famous detective in history, Sherlock Holmes, was born in the imagination of writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For many years...

Echoes of the IRS in the FCC Snooping Scandal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The IRS targeting scandal is of course multi-faceted, but one of its key elements was the use of comprehensive IRS questionnaires to...

DOE Pushes Staff to Use Twitter, Facebook During Work

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES Federal employees at a major government agency are encouraged to use social media—such as Twitter and Facebook—during work hours and one staffer recently...

Students Guilty, But No Punishment for Hoax Press Release

William Creeley, THEFIRE.ORG After a six-hour hearing in front of more than 250 students, faculty, and staff members, Middlebury College will not punish the five students responsible...

Tocqueville, Democracy In America, Appendix P

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Appendix P The first American newspaper appeared in April 1704, and was published at Boston. (See Collections of the...

Where in the Constitution is it Divine Inspiration?

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Dallin H. Oaks It was a miracle that the Constitution could be drafted and ratified. But what is there...

Free Speech Victory at East Carolina University

Adam Kissel, The FIRE In a victory for freedom of the press, East Carolina University (ECU) has agreed to pay former student newspaper advisor Paul...

Pelosi: Amend the First Amendment

TERRENCE P. JEFFREY, CNSNEWS.COM House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment...

Liberty Of The Press In The United States

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 1, Chapter 11, Liberty of the Press in the United States DIFFICULTY of restraining the liberty of the...

‘Streisand Effect’ at Work: GSU Hazing Story Disappears

Liberty Alerts, TheFIRE.org Remember the lesson Popehat gave Peace College on the "Streisand Effect" a couple of weeks ago? If not, here's a quick recap:...