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Freedom of the Press

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  • Supreme Court puts anti-abortion speech above abortion patient safety

    You probably have to spend some time in front of an abortion clinic to really get a sense of the tension and passion at play between anti-abortion protesters who masquerade as “sidewalk counselors” and the women with unwanted pregnancies who...
  • What about a woman's right to tune out?

    Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark, of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that "only 1 woman in 100" entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state law in 2007 that placed her and her...
  • Missing Detroit boy was found crouching in his family's basement

    A 12-year-old Detroit boy who had been missing since June 14 was released from a hospital Thursday, one day after police discovered him in his family's basement hidden by a makeshift barricade. Charlie Bothuell V was found on Wednesday when police...
  • Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling

     Abortion protesters hail Supreme Court buffer zone ruling
    Local abortion protesters hailed Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling banning buffer zones around abortion clinics as a victory for pro-lifers and free speech. The unanimous decision overturned a Massachusetts law banning protests within 35 feet of...
  • George Clooney Hits Out at Tabloid That Allegedly Put His Fiancee's Life in Danger

    George Clooney has hit out at British tabloid the Daily Mail, alleging the paper has run a false story about his fiancee, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, that has put her life and the lives of her family at risk. The Mail, which has been...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records

    Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records
    Hoping to make some of the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in decades, the Senate has introduced bipartisan legislation — similar to one already passed in the House — to improve public access to government records....
  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]

    Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]
    In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend...
  • Supreme Court on unions: Could have been worse, but still not good

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could have ridden to the rescue of public employee unions in Harris vs. Quinn, the important labor rights case the Court decided Monday, as some scholars thought he might. But he didn't.   In a 1991 case, Scalia...
  • U.S. Supreme Court's refusals affect California interests

    U.S. Supreme Court's refusals affect California interests
    A California law barring therapy aimed at converting the sexual orientation of minors from gay to straight withstood a legal challenge as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal arguing that the statute violates free speech rights. In...
  • Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

    Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
    The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The...