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Freedom of the Press

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  • Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays

    Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays
    In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University that, like them, "I'm a little scared but also excited." Abramson, the focus of a...
  • Broadcasters, Small Cable Operators Join Critics of AT&T-DirecTV Deal

    There was little doubt that AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV would draw opposition from many quarters in media and entertainment. Media watchdog groups were quick to weigh in with statements of concern about more large-scale media assets passing...
  • Bill requiring condoms in adult films advances in Assembly

    Bill requiring condoms in adult films advances in Assembly
    A measure that would require condom use in adult movies filmed in California cleared its final Assembly committee hurdle Wednesday. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) presented his measure, which also would require performers to be tested for...
  • Soda warning labels: The cons outweigh the pros

    Soda warning labels: The cons outweigh the pros
    Several years ago, legislation was circulating in Sacramento to ban the sale of sodas in public schools. Soda is certainly among the junkiest of junk foods, not something that schools should ever have encouraged students to drink, no matter how much money...
  • Prayer case divides Supreme Court justices along religious lines

    The Supreme Court's decision Monday to allow Christian prayers at city council and other public meetings divided justices not only ideologically, but along religious lines as well. The five justices in majority are Catholics, and they agreed that an...
  • Sterling tape raises concerns about fate of privacy

    Now that Donald Sterling has been banned, fined and condemned -- the proper, if ugly, conclusion, in my mind -- we should discuss how it happened. Most of us don't need to worry about angry mistresses, Department of Justice investigations,...
  • Supreme Court ruling tilts law to the right on public prayer

     A Supreme Court divided along both ideological and religious lines cleared the way Monday for local officials to open public meetings with explicitly Christian prayers, ruling that the Constitution does not require government-sponsored religious...
  • Glendale council candidates split on Rockhaven development

    Glendale council candidates split on Rockhaven development
    Five candidates vying for a seat on the City Council this June had differing opinions on the future of the city-owned Rockhaven Sanitarium, a historic site Glendale officials are considering for limited development, during a forum Monday night. Most of...
  • Graffiti, Benghazi, and freedom of speech: Letters

    Graffiti on SunRail route My wife and I took our two grandsons, ages 9 and 7, for a ride on SunRail on opening day. Despite the crowds and the delays, it was a great adventure and a chance for them to be part of history in the making. Perhaps, 60...
  • The troubling nature of the prayer ruling [Letter]

    The troubling nature of the prayer ruling [Letter]
    A divided Supreme Court upheld the practice of public prayer before local government meetings ("The local religion," May 6). The Carroll County Commissioners can resume their practice. This Orthodox Jewish former member of the House of Delegates is...
  • 'COPSLIE' license plate is protected by free speech, court rules

    Though it might insult police officers and make them want to pull him over, a New Hampshire man's car could soon be sporting a license plate reading “COPSLIE.” David Montenegro, whose legal name is "human," sued the state’s Division of...