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Freedom of the Press

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  • Egypt's Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef, Gets His Popular Satirical Show Pulled

    Egyptian TV comic Bassem Youssef, known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, has announced the cancellation of his hugely popular political satire show "Al-Bernameg" (The Program). According to Youssef the show has been pulled due to pressure on...
  • Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze

    Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze
    If I showed you the headline "Weak Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Dealing," you'd probably assume it's the latest shoe to drop in the unfurling scandal of FUSE, the punch-drunk charter school group attempting to run schools in Hartford, New...
  • Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

    Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction. At first glance, many of its decisions appear...
  • 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...
  • White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims

    White House: China should account for Tiananmen victims
    On the 25th anniversary of the crackdown culminating at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the White House on Wednesday called on Chinese authorities to account for those killed, detained or missing in connection with the military assault on pro-...
  • A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy

    A judicial 'no' on gay conversion therapy
    Whatever you think of therapy designed to change people's sexual orientation — and we think it's both harmful and insulting to gays and lesbians — it's not constitutionally protected free speech. That was the correct conclusion of a federal...
  • The left's war on free speech

    Freedom of speech used to be a quintessential liberal cause. That quintessential liberal advocacy organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, prided itself on defending the 1st Amendment right of even the most marginal and disliked of groups to...
  • Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power

    Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power
    A week after President Obama's 2012 reelection, the conservative Federalist Society gathered 1,500 lawyers in black tie to hear one of their own, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., vow to hold the line against an ever-expanding federal government that "towers...
  • Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Readies IPO for Network 18 Subsidiary

    LONDON -- After announcing plans to acquire a controlling stake in media conglomerate Network18 last week, billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries is planning to list its home shopping network HomeShop18 on the New York Stock Exchange....
  • James Risen case: The Supreme Court stiffs the press -- or maybe not

    This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent. Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
  • Virginia grappling with Internet realities

    I want to link a couple of stories with a common thread: How quickly technology changes things, and how difficult it can be to find the proper, nuanced, response in the law and in practice. Uber and Lyft, the online-based, taxi-like systems, have been...