Articles Tagged with First amendment

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John Waters and law librarians? This should be one for the books – and the pods, tubes, eeks, etc.

[FYI: AALL is the American Association of Law Libraries]

I’ve heard Mr. Waters speak from multiple platforms (he’s totally delightful) but never on library, legal, or access to justice topics, although he has had more than his fair share of censorship litigation experiences, so he likely has talked in the past about those. The Keynote speech should itself become a great topic for discussion at the usually, um, memorable Fastcase party.

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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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My law library now has a copy of the DVD (2 disks):
Alaska Bar Association: “Excerpt from 2011 Convention, Fairbanks, AK: The Balance Between Security & Civil Liberties in War Times,”
featuring UC-Berkely Law Professor John Yoo (former White House attorney under George W. Bush) and Steve Wax (Oregon Federal Public Defender)