Knight Foundation, Columbia University launch First Amendment Institute

KnightFoundation.org The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Columbia University today announced the creation of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The $60 million effort will seek to preserve and expand First Amendment rights in the… Continue Reading

Proof of our Fascist State: Court Deals Blow to Anonymity and First Amendment

Infowars.com The Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that Yelp users have no right to anonymity when they post negative comments about a business online. The ruling was handed down after the owner of a carpet-cleaning business said criticism about… Continue Reading

*WARNING INTERNET KILLSWITCH IS BACK* Chair of Senate Intelligence Committee says CISPA sister bill in the works

EndTheLie.com The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, could soon appear again on Capitol Hill. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) says she’s prepared a draft bill that will complement the House-penned CISPA that was approved earlier this year. Feinstein,… Continue Reading

War on The Constitution: New Senate Bill Defines Journalist – Independent Media Excluded *FIRST AMENDMENT WARNING*

Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) was thrilled that the group approved a new proposal for consideration that would create a federal media shield (FMS) that could provide security to media journalists… Continue Reading

From Karen Silkwood to Michael Hastings, something is wrong

By Douglas J. Hagmann HomelandSecurityUS.com Just a few short years ago, I would have likely considered the death of Rolling Stone Reporter Michael Hastings an “open and shut” tragedy after a cursory review of the open source evidence associated with… Continue Reading

Lindsey Graham Isn’t Sure If Bloggers Deserve ‘First Amendment Protection’

Brian Fung nationaljournal.com Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an… Continue Reading

Federal court says free speech protection applies to Big Pharma drugs, but not nutritional supplements

Summer Tierney NaturalNews.com (NaturalNews) Even while manufacturers of nutritional supplements remain effectively gagged when it comes to promoting the truthful health benefits of their own products, a recent federal appeals court decision appears to give a free pass to pharmaceutical… Continue Reading