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Coalition Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Decision Allowing Unlimited Election Spending
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, ethics, government, news, politics, u.s., free speech, citizens united decision )

Kathy
- 2547 days ago - alternet.org
The co-founders of the Free Speech for People coalition discuss why a Constitutional amendment is needed to overturn Citizens United.
Judge: Fake Hero Law Unconstitutional
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Fake Hero Law, Colorado, troops, free speech, lies )

Nancy
- 2650 days ago - wavy.com
A law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Friday as he dismissed a case against a Colorado man who claimed he received two military medals.
Supreme Court Considers Major Shift in Election Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: conservative, supreme, court, reverse, McCain-Feingold, Act, elections, corruption, corporate, free speech, campaign, spending, power, corruption, money, finance, politics, society, business )

Tom
- 2973 days ago - latimes.com
The Supreme Court conservative majority want to give corporations even more power by reversing two previous rulings that limit corporate spending in elections, saying such limits violate the 1st Amendment "free speech" rights of corporations!
US Boycotts UN Racism Conference
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, UN, Washington, boycott, israel, racism, free speech )

Dee
- 3106 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Washington has confirmed it will boycott a UN forum on racism in Geneva next week because of differences over Israel and the right to free speech.
Gitmo on the Platte
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Denver, Colorado, Democratic National Convention, free speech, prison, protests )

RC
- 3342 days ago - brasschecktv.com
Short but telling news expose of the "prison for protesters" set up in Denver for the Democratic Convention. What right do officials have to lock up peaceful demonstrators exercising their right of free speech? Thanks to Pete C. for the link.
EPA Clamps Down on Staff: Don't Tell Anyone Anything
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: EPA< Environmental Protection Agency, government censorship, free speech, Congressional invstigation, pollution )

RC
- 3370 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility gave a copy of an internal email reminding managers in the in the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance to make sure their employees keep quiet. Could it be because the EPA LIES?
The Supreme Irony: Tossed Out of the National Archives for Exercising Free Speech
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: impeachment, National Archives, US government, Washington_DC, free speech, protesters, civil liberties )

RC
- 3565 days ago - mass-impeach.org
Impeachment advocates, some wearing T-shirts calling for the impeachment of Bush & Cheney, were summrily either denied entrance to or escorted from the home of the Constitution of the United States - the National Archives. Read all about it and weep.
Congress Brings Thought Control on the Internet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: free speech, internet, congress, repression )


- 3591 days ago - apj.us
... and a terrorist reads it. That terrorist subsequently commits a violent act. You don't know the person. You're not affiliated with him or her in any way. You don't advocate violence in your post nor do you approve of violence to achieve political goals.
Hung Jury in Favor of Acquittal in Rod Coronado Free Speech Case : Indybay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: free speech, animal rights, environment, eco-terrorism, green scare, Rod Coronado )


- 3681 days ago - indybay.org
After more than two full days of deliberation, a 12-person jury informed Judge Jeffrey Miller they were hopelessly deadlocked and determined that further deliberation would not deliver unanimity.
How BUSHCO Trained People to Deal With Protesters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: free speech, suppression, dissent, Presidential team training, First Amendment violations, ACLU, lawsuit )

RC
- 3711 days ago - slate.com
This "advance manual" is major manipulation of free speech. Thank goodness the ACLU won a lawsuit for a couple who were directly affected by it.
Veterans: Military Curbing Free Speech
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: free speech, military, veterans )

Barry
- 3749 days ago - chicagotribune.com
Protesters in uniform could be downgraded, lose their benefits
   

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