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Freedom of the Press

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  • Court ruling may jeopardize buffer zone for abortion protesters in Chicago

    Court ruling may jeopardize buffer zone for abortion protesters in Chicago
    A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that overturned a Massachusetts law designed to keep abortion opponents away from patients has also opened a debate over whether a Chicago ordinance with the same intent will stand. Anti-abortion...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • With abortion clinic buffer zone ruling, Supreme Court puts women, workers at risk

    The Supreme Court faced the challenging task of weighing one person's right to free speech against another's right to be protected from harassment when it reviewed a Massachusetts law requiring 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics. Unfortunately,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Students challenge free-speech rules on college campuses

    Students challenge free-speech rules on college campuses
    College students in California and three other states filed lawsuits against their campuses Tuesday in what is thought to be the first-ever coordinated legal attack on free speech restrictions in higher education. Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle, a 20-year-old...
  • 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...