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Freedom of the Press

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  • Candy magnate declares victory in Ukraine presidential vote

    Billionaire candy maker Petro Poroshenko appeared to win Ukraine’s presidential election Sunday, with an exit poll showing 55.9% supporting the candidate, who campaigned on promises to align Ukraine with Europe while also easing strained relations...
  • Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Following Military Coup

    Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following Thursday's military coup. Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted the following statement on their website regarding the news: "Due to recent events in Thailand, Taylor Swift's concert...
  • Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]

    Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]
    Three years ago, I joined six of my friends in passing out vegetarian recipes and information at the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City Police officers ordered us to stop and demanded that we leave the property, under threat of arrest. So last week, we sued...
  • The Bladensburg cross and the death of free speech [Letter]

    The Bladensburg cross and the death of free speech [Letter]
    Regarding that cross in Bladensburg, when talking about the separation of church and state has anyone actually read the First Amendment to the Constitution ("Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle," May 25)? Why is the phrase...
  • You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.

    You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.
    In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
  • Google Moves To Comply With EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Ruling

    Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative...
  • 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 2, president 0

    It was a good week for the rule of law in the never-ending case, challenge and general struggle of U.S. v. Obama, which is sure to be continued. Thursday the Supreme Court of the United States ruled -- unanimously -- that a president of the United...
  • London Theater Review: Tabloid Takedown 'Great Britain'

    Rehearsed in secret and only announced last week, within hours of initial verdicts being handed down in the Murdoch newspaper phone-hacking trial, "Great Britain," the National Theater's bold satire on illegal practices in the tabloid press and its...
  • A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy

    A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy
    Whatever you think of therapy designed to change people's sexual orientation — and we think it's both harmful and insulting to gays and lesbians — it's not constitutionally protected free speech. That was the correct conclusion of a federal...
  • Should 'Redskins' lose trademark protection?

    Two things strike me as clear from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark registration of the Washington Redskins on the ground that the name is disparaging to Native Americans. The first is that the term is blatantly...