Articles Tagged with Free speech

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Judges, public interest lawyers, and law librarians have a special interest in this European equivalent to a First Amendment battle. We stand up every day for people who want their voices to be heard and their human rights respected.

This growing cartoon collection is one of the most moving images so far from January 7th:

Paris shooting: Cartoonists show Charlie Hebdo solidarity”

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Above the Law brings us the following news story worthy of News of the Weird.

California College Tells Student He Can’t Hand Out Copies Of The Constitution On Constitution Day,” which links to a story from FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education): “California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions…On Constitution Day.

How can one not love News of the Weird, which I usually catch up on through my Funny Times subscription? (You can also check out the News of the Weird Archive.)

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The April 2012 Oregon State Bar (OSB) Bulletin contains a detailed summary of this interesting case about blogging, bloggers, journalism, defamation, and the law:  Obsidian Finance Group, LLC and Kevin D. Padrick v. Crystal Cox (3:2011cv00057) (D. Or. Nov. 30, 2011) (Motion for new trial denied Mar. 27, 2012) (Appeals filed March 30, 2012, and April 25, 2012)


“The Poster Child: How Oregon’s Blogging Defamation Case Attracted National Attention,” by Janine Robben.

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Last November, a federal jury in Portland found a vitriolic, Montana-based blogger liable for $2.5 million for defaming an Oregon State Bar member and his company online. On March 27, 2012, a U.S. District Court judge denied the defendant’s motion for a new trial, setting the stage for an appeal that will be followed by First Amendment lawyers, bloggers and traditional journalists around the country.