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Freedom of the Press

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  • 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...
  • Public comment sought on FCC chairman's proposed Internet rules

    Public comment sought on FCC chairman's proposed Internet rules
    Responding to a sharp public backlash, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revised his proposed Internet traffic rules as he tries to secure support for the agency to start formally considering them this week. The new net neutrality...
  • Rodricks rewrites the First Amendment [Letter]

    Rodricks rewrites the First Amendment [Letter]
    On May 6, Dan Rodricks wrote a column concerning prayer in Carroll County Commission meetings ("A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling"). Mr. Rodricks quotes the prayer that Robin Frazier read and then quotes a law professor, "the Founding...
  • The net neutrality battle: FCC chairman backs away, but not enough

    The net neutrality battle: FCC chairman backs away, but not enough
    Fans of net neutrality--the idea that Internet service providers shouldn't be able to block, slow, or favor some content providers over others--should show FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler a little love. Obviously, that's not because Wheeler's open-Internet...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others

    Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others
    In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results. The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • 21st Century Fox - Time Warner deal would face intense D.C. scrutiny

    A potential combination of entertainment giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner would likely draw intense scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission, Justice Department, Capitol Hill and consumer groups already concerned about media...
  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner
    Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown. The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
  • Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

    Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
    The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The...