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Freedom of the Press

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  • Supreme Court ruling tilts law to the right on public prayer

    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

    '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...
  • Two FCC Democrats raise concerns about net neutrality proposal

    Two FCC Democrats raise concerns about net neutrality proposal
    Two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission indicated they have serious concerns about Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, casting doubt on his ability to start considering the plan next week. The comments by Commissioners...
  • Chinese dissident, in TV shaming, apologizes for spilling secrets

    Chinese dissident, in TV shaming, apologizes for spilling secrets
    One of China’s most venerable dissident journalists was paraded  on state television Thursday morning, apologizing for spilling state secrets that embarrassed the Chinese Communist Party. The public shaming of Gao Yu, a 70-year-old grandmother who...
  • Policing thought crime

    In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...
  • Steinberg: Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable [Letter]

    Steinberg: Cardin's missed committee votes are inexcusable [Letter]
    I want to congratulate reporter Luke Broadwater and his contributing colleagues on their article "Cardin missed nearly 75% of votes in committee" (May 7). One of the most important obligations of a free press is oversight of government and its elected...
  • Was Donald Sterling only pretending to be a racist?

    Was Donald Sterling only pretending to be a racist?
    Now that is some romantic technique. A week after L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA, fined $2.5 million and informed he would have to sell the team he has owned for more than three decades, two new recordings featuring...
  • Church 5, State 4

    The First Amendment won one this week before the Supreme Court of the United States -- by one vote. The close vote in the case brought to mind the old story about the corporate board of directors that approved a resolution wishing its CEO a speedy and...