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Freedom of the Press

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  • Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press

    Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press
    WASHINGTON – This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times vs. Sullivan, its most important pronouncement on the freedom of the press, but the ruling has not won the acceptance of Justice Antonin...
  • Lying is free speech too

     Lying is free speech too
    Does the 1st Amendment allow states to make it a criminal offense to disseminate false statements about a political candidate? Should citizens who fear that their free speech will be chilled by such a law be permitted to challenge it even if they aren't...
  • Russian social network CEO fired, opposition figure convicted

    Russian social network CEO fired, opposition figure convicted
    Russia's space for free speech suffered two further blows Tuesday when a Moscow court convicted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny of slander and a social network founder who provided a platform for dissent was fired and fled abroad. Pavel Durov, founder...
  • Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting

    Passings: Hamish Maxwell; Kenneth Bunting
    Hamish Maxwell Philip Morris Cos. CEO Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...
  • London Theater Review: 'Privacy' at the Donmar Warehouse

    Crackerjack comic timing was the last thing anyone expected from an alarming play about 21st-century concerns over data, secrecy and power. But it's all over James Graham's dazzler "Privacy." Josie Rourke's superbly paced Donmar Warehouse production and...
  • The FCC mulling new, less neutral rules for the Net

    The FCC mulling new, less neutral rules for the Net
    Moments after news leaked about a new "Net neutrality" plan from the Federal Communications Commission's chairman, consumer advocates in Washington began proclaiming their distaste. "With this proposal, the FCC is aiding and abetting the largest ISPs in...
  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech

    Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech
    Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened...
  • Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all

    Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all
    Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you? I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
  • Automakers upgrade new car technology

    Automakers upgrade new car technology
    When the sleek 2015 Hyundai Genesis goes on sale later this spring, the automaker will put an ambitious new telematics and customer service program on the road with it. The system, which is the second generation of Hyundai's Blue Link connectivity,...
  • Paul Greenberg: A blow for liberty

    The people yes The people will live on. The learning and blundering people will live on. --Carl Sandburg, "The People, Yes" . . . By the splittest of split decisions, by the narrowest and, yes, the most partisan and ideological differences of...