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ROC NEWS LINKS ARCHIVE
MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
  • FREEDOM OF THE PRESS RESTRICTIONS
  • FLAG BURNING AMENDMENT & LEGISLATION
  • SLAPP LAWSUITS & WHISTLEBLOWER INTIMIDATION
  • BILL POSTING & LEAFLETING RESTRICTIONS
  • CENSORSHIP OF SIGNS AND DISPLAYS
  • RESTRICTIONS ON THE HOMELESS
  • CENSORSHIP OF APPEARANCE
  • RESTRICTIONS ON PROTESTORS & DEMONSTRATIONS
  • FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT & TEEN CURFEW LAWS
  • ALCOHOL, CIGARETTE & GAMBLING AD RESTRICTIONS
  • ANTI-PROFANITY LAWS
  • CENSORSHIP OF PRISONERS
  • DRUG WAR CENSORSHIP
  • DISCRIMINATORY SEXUAL ORIENTATION POLICIES
  • CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL SPEECH
  • CENSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS SPEECH/PRACTICE
  • CENSORSHIP OF RACIST & HATE SPEECH
  • MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
  • FOOD LIBEL & DISPARAGEMENT LAWS
  • GAG ORDER POLICIES
  • ANTI-NUDITY LAWS
  • FREEDOM OF THE PRESS RESTRICTIONS
  • Cherokee Nation establishes independent press
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-2000

  • BBC asks court to lift injunction barring broadcast of interview with teen
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-2000

  • U.S. journalists decry China's imprisonment of 2 Internet writers
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-2000

  • Michigan prison must allow '20/20' interview, court rules
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-2000

  • Russian government agents again raid media offices
    Freedom Forum - 7-11-2000

  • Nevada lawmaker seeks to limit newspapers' use of photos
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-2000

  • Russian journalists name 'enemies of the press'
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-2000

  • Sri Lanka re-establishes censorship of news media
    Freedom Forum - 7-5-2000

  • Russian officials renew pressure on newsman, media tycoon
    Freedom Forum - 7-5-2000

  • Sri Lanka high court tosses news-censorship system
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-2000

  • Ivory Coast to tighten press controls
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • 2 press groups assail U.N. media rules for Kosovo
    Freedom Forum - 6-27-2000

  • Putin's harsh measures against independent journalists pose threat for Russian media
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000

  • Britain's new press restrictions called bewildering
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000

  • Internet helps keep press free, speakers say
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • Observers say Mexican election news growing unbalanced
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • New York's case against radio journalist delayed until Aug. 1
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-2000

  • California reporter held in contempt of court
    Freedom Forum - 6-20-2000

  • Worldwide newspaper organization demands end to government harassment
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-2000

  • Mounties pepper-spray 7 journalists
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • ABC, state battle over prison interview policy
    Freedom Forum - 6-6-2000

  • Indonesian court throws out Suharto's suit against Time
    Freedom Forum - 6-6-2000

  • Sri Lanka ends censorship of foreign news media
    Freedom Forum - 6-6-2000

  • Clinton advocates press freedom in Russian talk-show appearance
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Picture this: French law bars photos of handcuffed suspects
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000

  • Palestinian news crackdown assailed
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000

  • Credentialing process denies online journalists access to news
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000

  • Handcuffing the press — literally — is not justice
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

  • Riots against Serb press closings continue
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-2000

  • World reaction to Serb media crackdown: Harsh
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000

  • Milosevic shuts down major broadcasters
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000

  • Cherokee Nation considers free-press statute
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000

  • Michigan newspaper to fight seizure of photographers' film
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • Student editor wins subpoena battle
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • State appeals court quashes riot subpoena
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Security guards confiscate film during weapons search
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Store apologizes to reporter for destroying film
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    CALIFORNIA PAPARAZZI BILL

  • New 'paparazzi' law: Manacle the press, get controlled coverage
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1998

  • California governor signs anti-paparazzi bill
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1998

  • California Assembly passes anti-paparazzi bill
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1998

  • Paparazzi bill reaches California Assembly floor
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1998

  • 'Paparazzi' bill would duplicate privacy laws, shackle press, McMasters testifies
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-1998

  • Actors push paparazzi bill at hearing
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998

  • Celebrities, press advocates to square off at paparazzi hearing
    Freedom Forum - 5-20-1998

  • California Senate puts focus on paparazzi bill
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-1998


    FLORIDA "SAFETY OVER SOUNDBITES" BILL

  • Cop 'safety' bill arrests wrong suspect
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999

  • Press advocates decry Florida's 'Safety over Soundbites' bill
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999


    GEORGIA CRIME REPORTING TAX PROPOSAL

  • Georgia considers taxing media for crime reports
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1998


    PALM BEACH, FL NEWS GATHERING FEE PROPOSAL

  • Gathering news in a free country: No permits permitted
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998

  • No news fee is good news to reporters who cover Palm Beach, Fla
    Freedom Forum - 8-3-1998

  • Palm Beach, Fla., considers fees for newsgatherers
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1998


    BALL STATE UNIVERSITY ARREST OF CAMERAMAN COVERING ACCIDENT

  • Campus police apologize for arresting cameraman
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998


    DENVER, CO ARREST OF REPORTERS COVERING CROWD CHAOS

  • Collegian regional editor arrested for taking photo of police in parking lot
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999


    LAS VEGAS, NV ARREST THREAT OF REPORTER COVERING TEEN PREGNANCY

  • Las Vegas TV station, reporter sue school district
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998


    MAPLEWOOD, MN ARREST OF REPORTER COVERING CITY GOVERNMENT MEETING

  • Journalists accuse Minnesota city officials of censorship, brutality
    Freedom Forum - 1-10-2000


    NEW YORK CITY, NY ARREST OF ACTIVIST FOR SELLING NEWSPAPERS

  • NYC activist arrested again – this time for selling papers without a permit
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1998

  • Police Confiscate Newspapers, Arrest Artist
    Robert Lederman - 8-26-1998


    NEW YORK CITY, NY ARREST OF REPORTER COVERING FUNERAL MARCH

  • Attorney pledges suit after alleged beating, arrest of New York radio journalist
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000


    RENO, NV ARREST OF PHOTOGRAPHERS COVERING CAR RALLY RIOT

  • Nevada newspaper says arrests of photographers violated free-press rights
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1998


    RENO, NV POLICE RAID OF NEWSROOMS

  • Reno newspaper, TV station ask judge to bar newsroom searches
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1999

  • District attorney gives videotape back to Reno television station
    Freedom Forum - 1-8-1999

  • Sheriff's deputies raid Reno newsrooms seeking jailhouse-interview notes
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1999

  • Only dictatorships raid newsrooms — except ...
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1999


    SEATTLE, WA ARREST OF REPORTER COVERING WTO PROTESTS

  • Reporter arrested in Seattle protests
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1999

  • Covering protests lands journalist a chilly ride to jail's holding rooms
    Seattle P-I.com - 12-2-1999


    CONFISCATIONS OF REPORTING EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS

  • Photographer files $1.5 million lawsuit against police for wrongful arrest
    Student Press Law Center - 5-10-2000

  • Supermarket issues apology for destroying high school reporter's film
    Student Press Law Center - 2-3-2000

  • Journalists accuse Minnesota city officials of censorship, brutality
    Freedom Forum - 1-10-2000

  • Cameraman sues county over police seizure of videotape
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1999

  • Reporter files $10 million complaint in tape-seizure incident
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1999

  • Police confiscate film from photography student
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Cop confiscates, throws away reporter's notes
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Cops confiscate fight film
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Nevada newspaper says arrests of photographers violated free-press rights
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1998

  • Commission returns confiscated film, taking called 'legal but inappropriate'
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997

  • Oregon student's camera, film confiscated
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1996

  • Former student wins suit over RFK photos
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1996

  • Student Photographer's Pics of Senate Candidate Confiscated
    Student Press Law Center - 9-30-1996


    CORPORATE MEDIA SELF-CENSORSHIP STORIES

  • Self-Censorship is Shadowing the New Media Era
    FAIR - 3-9-2000

  • ACLU chief to news media: Don't let our freedoms erode
    Freedom Forum - 10-27-1999

  • Routine Somersaults of Self-Censorship
    FAIR - 9-13-1995


    ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA SUBPOENA OF NEWSPAPER PHOTOS OF KPFA PROTESTS

  • California newspaper refuses to turn over unpublished photos
    Freedom Forum - 5-9-2000


    BELLEVILLE, IL REPORTERS ORDERED TO NAME SOURCES

  • Illinois high court deals crippling blow to journalistic privilege
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-2000

  • Illinois high court orders reporters to identify secret sources
    Freedom Forum - 1-24-2000


    CBS PRODUCER ORDERED TO JAIL FOR KEEPING TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEW

  • SPJ to pay bond of besieged CBS News producer
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1999

  • CBS producer to report to jail
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1999

  • Judge again orders jail for '60 Minutes II' producer
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1999

  • Stay keeps CBS producer out of jail
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1999

  • Texas judge to CBS producer: Hand over interview transcript or go to jail
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1999

  • Prosecutors want Dan Rather to testify at dragging-death trial
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1999

  • Prosecutors subpoena CBS producer for interview tapes
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1999


    EAST LANSING, MI SUBPOENA OF NEWS COVERAGE OF MSU RIOTS

  • Judge again thwarts prosecutors' efforts to obtain media's riot footage
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1999

  • Media outlets face new subpoenas for Michigan State riot photos
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1999

  • News organizations win subpoena battle over footage of Michigan campus riot
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1999

  • Tough choice: journalist or jailbird
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-1999

  • Judge orders papers, TV stations to turn over riot photos, video
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1999

  • Court tells Michigan newspaper to hand over photos of campus riot
    Freedom Forum - 4-6-1999

  • Police subpoena news footage, seize photos to identify rioters
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999


    PENNSYLVANIA ETHICS COMMISSION SUBPOENA OF REPORTERS FOR TESTIMONY

  • Pennsylvania Ethics Commission ends effort to punish reporters
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-2000

  • Pennsylvania editor says newspaper will continue subpoena fight
    Freedom Forum - 2-29-2000


    RED BLUFF, CA PUBLISHER JAILED FOR REFUSING TO NAME SOURCE

  • Publisher of biweekly newspaper receives award for journalistic courage
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-2000

  • Subpoena against California editor withdrawn
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000

  • Jailing journalist doesn't serve justice
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-2000

  • California editor released from jail
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000

  • Journalist says he'll go to jail rather than name sources
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-2000

  • California appeals court temporarily blocks journalist's jail sentence
    Freedom Forum - 1-24-2000

  • Judge to California journalist: Give up sources or go to jail
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-2000


    SACRAMENTO, CA STUDENT EDITOR CHARGED WITH CONTEMPT FOR KEEPING MATERIALS

  • Student editor vows to continue fighting order to surrender records
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-2000

  • Student editor told to hand over records
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1999

  • Student newspaper's front-page photo sparks protest, subpoena
    Freedom Forum - 11-9-1999


    SACRAMENTO, CA NEWS DIRECTOR CHARGED WITH CONTEMPT FOR KEEPING FOOTAGE

  • California high court: Reporters may refuse to turn over notes to prosecutors
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1999

  • California high court hears arguments on shield law
    Freedom Forum - 9-9-1999

  • California Supreme Court to consider exception to state's shield law
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1998

  • California appeals court orders TV station to turn over interview tape
    Freedom Forum - 8-28-1998


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA SUBPOENA OF REPORTER'S MATERIALS IN ACCESS TO INMATES STORY

  • Tough choice: journalist or jailbird
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-1999

  • Putting the First Amendment behind bars
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999

  • Reporter battles California attorney general over subpoenas
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999


    WICHITA, KS SUBPOENA OF REPORTER'S NOTES

  • Newspaper balks at order to hand over reporter's interview notes
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-2000


    JUNEAU, AK PRIOR RESTRAINT CASE

  • Go ahead and publish that, says judge; now unpublish it
    Freedom Forum - 10-11-1999

  • Alaskan newspaper defies court order to drop story
    Freedom Forum - 10-11-1999


    TUCSON, AZ PRIOR RESTRAINT CASE

  • Prior restraint is a tool of dictatorship
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1998

  • Paper appeals order barring publication of sex-harassment story
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1998


    NUTLEY, NJ GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT LIBEL CASE

  • Ruling in libel case puzzles legal experts
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-2000

  • 'Prove absence of malice' ruling puts burden on press freedom
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-2000

  • N.J. appeals court: Newspaper faces burden of proof in libel case
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-2000


    FORBES MAGAZINE "ILLEGAL POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS" CASE

  • FEC lawsuit would regulate away the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998

  • FEC sues ex-candidate Forbes over magazine columns
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998


    FOOD LION V. ABC NEWS CASE

  • Latest Food Lion ruling isn't clear-cut win for free press
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1999

  • Only 2 bucks for Food Lion, but journalists still feel the chill
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1999

  • Free-press advocates applaud reversal of jury verdict in Food Lion case
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1999

  • Food Lion verdict against ABC News reversed
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1999

  • Investigative journal staff apologizes for 'Food Lion' article
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1999

  • ABC lawyers argue Food Lion should have sued network for libel
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-1998

  • ABC Still Fighting Food Lion Verdict
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1997

  • Food Lion Accepts Reduction of Punitive Damages
    Freedom Forum - 10-9-1997

  • News Media Vulnerable, Despite Downsized Food Lion Damage Award
    Freedom Forum - 9-4-1997

  • Judge Slashes Punitives Awarded to Food Lion
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1997


    PSYCHIC HOT LINE V. ABC NEWS CASE

  • ABC pays $900,000 to psychic hot line employee
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-2000

  • Supreme Court won't revive eavesdropping case against ABC
    Freedom Forum - 1-18-2000

  • California high court: Media can be sued over hidden cameras in workplace
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1999


    CHARLOTTE, NC CHARTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEMS V. CBS NEWS CASE

  • CBS steps into Lion's den with undercover report
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • Federal court refuses to stop broadcast of 60 Minutes II
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999

  • Hospital chain asks court to halt tonight's broadcast of 60 Minutes II
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999


    CONSULTANTS MEDICAL LAB V. ABC NEWS CASE

  • Judge dismisses most claims against ABC News for 'PrimeTime Live' report
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1998


    JAMESBURG, NJ POLICE OFFICERS V. ABC NEWS CASE

  • 'PrimeTime Live' sued again over newsgathering techniques
    Freedom Forum - 12-4-1997


    OTHER LAWSUITS AGAINST NEWS MEDIA STORIES

  • Arizona city sues newspaper over request for probe information
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-2000

  • 'Dateline' decision may take edge off paparazzi law, 'Food Lion'
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1999

  • Anti-media sentiment feeds growing litigation
    Freedom Forum - 2-1-1997


    GOVERNOR OF PUERTO RICO PULLS ADS OVER NEWS COVERAGE

  • Puerto Rican journalist files First Amendment lawsuit against his own paper
    Freedom Forum - 10-27-1998

  • Media group condemns harassment of press in Puerto Rico
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1998

  • Puerto Rican governor hires First Amendment experts to fight free-press battle
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1998

  • Newspaper sues government officials for ‘campaign of harassment and punishment’
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1997


    POMPANO BEACH, FL CITY OFFICIALS PULL ADS OVER NEWS COVERAGE

  • Paper claims city retaliated against news coverage by pulling ads
    Freedom Forum - 1-27-1998


    MIAMI, FL MAYOR PULLS ADS OVER NEWS COVERAGE

  • Why mayor’s comments were so out of line
    Freedom Forum - 1-12-1998


    FRISCO, CO CITY OFFICIALS PULL ADS OVER NEWS COVERAGE

  • Newspaper prepares for courtroom confrontation with Colorado town
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON NEWS RACKS

  • Minnesota cities consider regulating news racks
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-2000

  • Indianapolis City Council votes for new rules on news racks
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1999

  • Federal judge halts enforcement of San Francisco news rack ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1999

  • Pittsburgh councilman introduces new ordinance on news racks
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-1999

  • Pittsburgh councilman drops news rack bill, plans to introduce new measure
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • Newspapers sue San Francisco over removal of free-standing news racks
    Freedom Forum - 1-8-1999

  • San Francisco adopting uniform news racks for street sales
    Freedom Forum - 12-28-1998

  • San Francisco targets news racks in attempt to end sidewalk clutter
    Freedom Forum - 5-29-1998


    CLEVELAND, OH NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTION TAX

  • Federal Judge Invalidates City of Cleveland's Tax On Sidewalk Newspaper Distributors
    ACLU - 5-4-1995


    PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPERS DISTRIBUTION DOUBLE STANDARD

  • Federal appeals court won't put up roadblock for transit tabloid
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000

  • Federal judge refuses to put brakes on distribution of transit tabloid
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-2000


    INTERNATIONAL PRESS RESTRICTIONS & ATROCITIES


    AFRICA

  • 'Journalists are at risk throughout Africa'
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1999


    ANGOLA

  • Angolan journalist convicted of defaming president after widely criticized trial
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000

  • Angola urged to drop charges against journalist
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-2000


    BELARUS

  • 35 journalists arrested in Belarus
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000


    BOSNIA

  • Bosnian elections bring increase threats to journalists
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000


    CHINA

  • Hong Kong's largest dailies react angrily to proposed anti-obscenity measures
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-2000

  • China's record for jailing journalists called worst in world
    Freedom Forum - 4-25-2000

  • China punishes 27 newspapers
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-2000

  • After brief relaxation, China moves to bring news media into line
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1999

  • China crackdown on dissidents tests Hong Kong press rights
    Freedom Forum - 12-28-1998


    HUNGARY

  • Hungarian news media face government pressure, investigations designed to influence coverage
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-2000


    IRAN

  • 4 reformist editors summoned to court in Iran
    Freedom Forum - 5-9-2000

  • Iranian leader attacks reformists' 'poisonous pens'
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-2000

  • Iran’s president responds to anti-press crackdown, vows to continue democratic reforms
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-2000

  • Students protest closings of Iranian newspapers
    Freedom Forum - 4-25-2000

  • A dozen publications closed in crackdown of unprecedented sweep in Iran
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-2000

  • 'Open, shut, repeat' is credo of Iran's dogged newspapers
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1999

  • Crackdowns in Iran risk removing 'independent forum for debate'
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1999

  • Amid upheaval, Iranians make clear they want freedom — peacefully
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999

  • Iran's protests over free expression see-saw between reform, reaction
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1999

  • Iranian journalists barred from talking to 'hostile' foreign radio
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999

  • Editor, publisher for dissident student newspaper in Iran arrested
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-1999

  • Outspoken Iranian newspaper closed by authorities; editor taken to court to hear charges
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1998

  • Iranian court convicts editor of insulting Khomeini
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1998


    KENYA

  • Brief publications ban in Kenya a reminder of regime's intolerance
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1998


    MALAYSIA

  • Malaysia shuts down anti-government magazine
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-2000

  • Malaysians protest government curbs on newspaper
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-2000

  • Malaysian government restricts opposition newspaper
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000


    RUSSIA

  • Russian, foreign press assails raid on Moscow media office
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-2000

  • Armed Russian agents raid media group
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-2000

  • Correspondent Babitsky alleges Russian guards beat him
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-2000


    SERBIA

  • EU condemns journalist arrests in Serbia
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-2000

  • Police arrest at least 8 journalists as anti-Milosevic rally fails
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-2000


    TUNISIA

  • Tunisian police attack free-press group
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-2000

  • Tunisia's 'police state' censorship denounced
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1999


    URUGUAY

  • Uruguayan radio journalist slain
    Freedom Forum - 2-29-2000


    VENEZUELA

  • Venezuelan journalists resist effort to legislate 'truth
    Freedom Forum - 10-26-1999


    OTHER SUPOENA PROTECTION COURT RULINGS AND STORIES

  • Reporters' notes must not become Exhibit A
    Freedom Forum - 7-27-1999

  • North Carolina Supreme Court rules against reporters
    Freedom Forum - 7-27-1999

  • Ohio reporter earns jail time for refusing to discuss confidential sources
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999

  • Rolling Stone, CBS fight subpoenas for unpublished data on Alps accident
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999

  • Court fines radio talk-show host for refusing to reveal sources
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1998

  • Minnesota passes shield law - Newspaper subpoena case helps with push
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • Lawyer argues journalists have right to subpoena protection
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1998

  • Student photographer beats subpoena, keeps unpublished pictures
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1996

  • Editor's firm stand on principle earns victory for h.s. journalists
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1996


    OTHER PRESS RESTRICTIONS

  • Alabama city tells free-lancer not to write stories at park
    Freedom Forum - 8-23-1999

  • Louisiana high court: Papers can be sued for publishing conversation details
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1999

  • Columbia reporter denied credentials
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Police blockade for Hussein frustrates media
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • NYPD under attack - Student journalist denied press pass, claims discrimination
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • Judge shouldn't have jailed reporter, says state attorney general
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

  • Student newspaper staff detained by officers
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • Judge orders N.C. paper to pay $500,000 to oil company
    Freedom Forum - 1-23-1998

  • District judge finds reporter guilty of criminal contempt
    Freedom Forum - 12-19-1997

  • A Pattern of Unfriendliness: Why does the NCAA consistently butt heads with the press?
    Student Press Law Center - 8-22-1997

  • Oregon Journalists Challenge Rules Limiting Witnesses' Ability to Report on Executions
    ACLU - 5-1-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • 1998 chips away at freedom of the press
    Freedom Forum - 1-4-1999

  • Newspaper thefts spark new solutions
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1997

    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • RESTRICTIONS ON PROTESTORS & DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Political Parties to Protesters: Stay Home
    ACLU - 7-21-2000

  • Police Shut Down Signmaking For March
    Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign - 7-21-2000

  • Federal Judge Requires Los Angeles to Follow First Amendment During the Democratic National Convention
    ACLU - 7-20-2000

  • Federal court: L.A. must give protesters better access to Democratic convention
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-2000

  • KWRU in New York Times and George Magazine
    Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign - 7-18-2000

  • Obstructing political protests silences speech
    Robyn Blumner - 7-16-2000

  • Protesters reject city-sanctioned demonstration areas at political conventions
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-2000

  • PA Abolitionists take on Governors Conference
    Refuse And Resist - 7-13-2000

  • July 11 Probation Status Report on the Liberty Bell Detainees
    Refuse And Resist - 7-11-2000

  • Crossing the Line: Protest, Politics And Power at the National Republican Convention
    ACLU - 7-10-2000

  • L.A. council takes back offer of downtown square for convention protests
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-2000

  • Federal judge throws out free-speech case against shopping malls
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-2000

  • Homeless Vow Philly March Disappearing the Poor
    Village Voice - 7-12-2000

  • ACLU Report Says Response To Seattle WTO Protests was 'Flawed, Out of Control'
    ACLU - 7-5-2000

  • L.A. officials fear trouble from anarchists at Democratic convention
    Freedom Forum - 7-5-2000

  • Protesters sue Los Angeles for greater access to Democratic convention
    Freedom Forum - 7-3-2000

  • Supreme Court backs restrictions on anti-abortion protests
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Federal judge throws out demonstrators’ suit against Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • Anti-abortion group sues Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • Pot rally gets go-ahead from federal judge
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-2000

  • Police extend deadline for protest zone at GOP convention
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-2000

  • Call For Human Rights Monitors At The March For Economic Human Rights
    Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign - 6-14-2000

  • Feds Throw the book at Mumia Protesters
    Village Voice - 6-14-2000

  • N.J. high court opens malls to political groups
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000

  • We Refuse to be Banned!
    Refuse And Resist - 6-8-2000

  • Stop the Attacks on Mumia Supporters!
    Refuse And Resist - 6-6-2000

  • Utah activists claim victory after federal agency allows protests to resume
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Stop The Attacks On The Movement For Justice For Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Refuse And Resist - 6-3-2000

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down federal permit scheme for public parks
    Freedom Forum - 5-31-2000

  • Police step in to stamp out Weedstock
    Freedom Forum - 5-30-2000

  • Wisconsin officials order end to annual marijuana festival
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-2000


    KENT STATE UNIVERSITY = AMERICA'S TIENANMEN SQUARE

  • Photographer recalls day protest turned to tragedy at Kent State
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-2000


    RESTRICTIONS ON DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS AT THE SUPREME COURT

  • Protesters argue for right to demonstrate on steps of U.S. Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 1-8-1999

  • Minister arrested on steps of Supreme Court for praying
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998

  • Attorney Presses To Open Supreme Court Plaza to Peaceful Protest
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1997


    OTHER FEDERAL DEMONSTRATION RESTRICTIONS

  • Federal judge bars Secret Service from stopping prayer vigil for Cuban boy
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-2000

  • Preacher wins case against police who arrested him for praying at Capitol
    Freedom Forum - 4-5-2000


    RESTRICTIONS ON DEMONSTRATIONS AT POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTIONS

  • Group vows to march on Broad St.
    Philadelphia Inquirer - 6-9-2000

  • KWRU Statement on Permit Refusal
    Kensington Welfare Rights Union - 6-9-2000

  • City rejects application for protest at GOP convention
    Philadelphia Inquirer - 6-6-2000

  • ACLU, Philadelphia come to terms on GOP convention protests
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-2000

  • Groups sue to get protest permits during GOP Convention
    SF Gate - 4-7-2000

  • Groups challenge Philadelphia's denial of protest permits
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Judge Rules Unconstitutional GOP Effort To Block Free Speech At San Diego Convention
    ACLU - 7-19-1996

  • ACLU Negotiates For Free Expression Forums During Democratic Convention
    ACLU - 7-18-1996


    GIULIANI'S RESTRICTIONS ON NEW YORK CITY HALL PROTESTS

  • Giuliani: All Lies, All the Time
    Robert Lederman - 4-20-2000

  • NYC loses battle over City Hall demonstrations
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Judge strikes down rules keeping large groups away from City Hall
    SF Gate - 4-6-2000

  • Philadelphia denies permit for protest at GOP convention
    Freedom Forum - 3-21-2000

  • Giuliani agrees to limited reopening of City Hall steps
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-1999

  • NYC council proposes re-opening City Hall for rallies
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-1999

  • NYC council members defy ban on City Hall demonstrations
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998

  • NYC greets AIDS demonstrators with barricades, metal detectors
    Freedom Forum - 12-2-1998

  • Federal judge strikes down crowd limits on New York City Hall steps
    Freedom Forum - 7-21-1998


    GIULIANI'S DENIAL OF PERMITS AND RESTRICTIONS ON MILLION YOUTH MARCHES

  • Federal appeals panel backs Million Youth March
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1999

  • Million Youth March gets green light from court
    Freedom Forum - 9-1-1999

  • Police refuse to issue permit for Million Youth March
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1999

  • Coppers, choppers kept this assembly from being free
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1998

  • Mayor, Muhammad blame each other for march's chaotic end
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1998

  • Harlem rally gets go-ahead from appeals court panel
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998

  • Judge supports Million Youth March organizers' permit application
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1998

  • Updated Statement by Refuse & Resist! on the Million Youth March
    Refuse And Resist - 8-23-1998

  • Million Youth March sponsors sue New York City over permit denial
    Freedom Forum - 8-21-1998

  • Controversial speaker vows to defy any attempt to block Million Youth March
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1998


    GIULIANI'S DENIAL OF PERMITS AND RESTRICTIONS ON TAXI DRIVERS PROTEST

  • NYC taxi drivers take protest to the road
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-1998

  • Court puts brakes on taxi drivers' caravan
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • Lawyers for cabbies and city negotiate to create legal rally
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-1998

  • Cabbies march while civil libertarians file suit over protest restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-1998


    GIULIANI'S PARADE PERMIT LAW

  • Lower court to reconsider challenge to NYC's parade-permit law
    Freedom Forum - 3-14-2000

  • Judge finds NYC parade permit policy unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • Judge tosses out New York City's parade permit law
    Freedom Forum - 11-17-1998


    LATINO OFFICERS ASSOCIATION V. CITY OF NEW YORK

  • NYC to allow Latino police officers to march in uniform
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-2000

  • Latino police officers can march in uniform
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1999


    OTHER GIULIANI/NYC FREE SPEECH ABUSES

  • 12 New Yorkers file First Amendment suit against mayor, police commissioner
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-2000

  • Giuliani's 20 Person Parks Rule Selectively Enforced
    Robert Lederman - 2-25-2000

  • Federal judge: NYC punished AIDS service group over criticism of mayor
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1999

  • Bush & Giuliani: These guys want to lead the free but mute their speech
    Robyn Blumner - 10-10-1999

  • Street Vendor Review Panel Orders Artist Arrested
    Robert Lederman - 6-24-1999

  • Arrested For Saying, "Arrest Giuliani"
    Robert Lederman - 2-25-1999

  • Federal appeals court refuses to block today's N.Y.C. anti-brutality march
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • Court finds Port Authority crowd rules unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON PROTESTORS AT BALTIMORE-CUBA BASEBALL GAME

  • Ballgame airspace banner ban: just plane silly
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • Aviation officials probe why planes were barred from Orioles-Cuba ballgame
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • ACLU Says It Will Go to Bat for Protesters At Orioles Game with Cuban Team
    ACLU - 5-3-1999

  • Congressman: Lawsuits likely if protesters arrested at Orioles game
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1999


    ILLINOIS SEEKS TO BAN SCHOOL PROTESTS

  • Judge OKs limits on protests at Illinois town's high schools
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000

  • Illinois district asks court to permanently ban protests at schools
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000


    GEORGE W. BUSH ORDERS ARREST OF PROTESTORS OUTSIDE MANSION

  • Bush & Giuliani: These guys want to lead the free but mute their speech
    Robyn Blumner - 10-10-1999

  • Environmentalists claim Bush violated protesters' rights
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999

  • ACLU of Texas Sues Gov. Bush, State Officials Over Arrest of Demonstrators
    ACLU - 8-30-1999

  • Authorities say protesters arrested for blocking mansion entrance
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999


    RESTRICTIONS ON NFL FANS DISPLAYING SIGNS IN STADIUMS

  • Football team wants no signs at bill signing
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-2000

  • Fan kicked out of Bengals stadium to step up criticism of general manager
    Freedom Forum - 12-4-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Federal appeals court upholds protest rules in National Forest
    Freedom Forum - 1-24-2000

  • Oregon lawmakers target anti-logging activists with protest restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 3-25-1999

  • Victim's mother says officer wants activists charged
    Refuse And Resist - 10-23-1998


    BOSTON, MA DENIAL OF PERMIT FOR POT RALLY

  • Two cities fail to snuff out pot rallies
    Freedom Forum - 9-9-1998

  • Pot-rally organizers say Boston's permit denial is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 8-14-1998


    CLEVELAND, OH RESTRICTIONS ON CHIEF WAHOO PROTESTORS

  • ACLU Supports Free Speech Rights Of Groups Protesting Cleveland Indians Logo at Stadium
    ACLU - 3-10-2000

  • Foes fight Cleveland Indians' team logo outside stadium, in court
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999

  • Latest Chief Wahoo protesters set free
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1998


    DENVER, CO DEMONSTRATION PERMIT FEE POLICY

  • ACLU Wins First Round in Challenge To Denver's Rules for Assembly Permits
    ACLU - 10-21-1998

  • Activists challenge Denver's public rally requirements
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1998

  • ACLU Sues Denver Over Restrictions On Demonstrations in City Parks
    ACLU - 8-17-1998


    DENVER, CO POLICE BREAK UP PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

  • Denver cops disassemble right to protest
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-2000

  • Denver officers tell group protesting botched police raid to disperse
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000


    LAWSUIT AGAINST DENVER, CO POLICE FOR ABUSE OF PROTESTOR

  • ACLU Sues Denver Police for Harassing, Beating Hispanic Teenager Who Protested Police Actions
    ACLU - 4-30-1997


    DETROIT, MI POLICE USE NOISE ORDINANCE TO CENSOR TEAMSTERS PROTEST

  • Court Stops Detroit Police from Using Noise Ordinance Against Picket Line Protesters
    ACLU - 2-12-1999

  • ACLU, Teamsters challenge Detroit noise law
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1999

  • ACLU Challenges Detroit Noise Ordinance on Behalf of Picket Line Protesters
    ACLU - 12-23-1998


    HELENA, MT WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HONKING CAR HORN

  • Montana Supreme Court horns in on free speech
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1998

  • Honking woman’s free-speech argument falls on deaf ears
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1998


    PLYMOUTH, MA ARRESTS ON "DAY OF MOURNING" PROTEST

  • Historic MA Town Agrees to Allow Native American Observation on Thanksgiving
    ACLU - 10-29-1998

  • ACLU of Mass. Seeks Witnesses To 'Police Riot' in Plymouth
    ACLU - 12-1-1997


    RALEIGH, NC DENIAL OF PERMIT TO PETA ACTIVISTS

  • Yes, Raleigh, people are allowed to rally
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1998

  • Animal-rights group protests inability to protest
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1998


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA RESTRICTION ON GAY ACTIVISTS EASTER PARTY

  • Catholics push San Francisco lawmakers to reschedule gay activists' party
    Freedom Forum - 3-25-1999

  • San Francisco Catholics upset at planned Easter event by gay activists
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1999


    SEATTLE, WA RESTRICTIONS AND ARRESTS OF WTO PROTESTORS

  • Honkala Trial: The First of the WTO Trials to Refuse Media Coverage in the Courtroom
    Kensington Welfare Rights Union - 3-15-2000

  • ACLU sues Seattle for imposing no-protest zone during world trade talks
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-2000

  • In Second Lawsuit, ACLU Challenges Seattle's WTO 'No Protest' Zone on Behalf of Seven Local People
    ACLU - 3-7-2000

  • Seattle to drop most misdemeanor charges against WTO protesters
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-2000

  • KWRU Members Participate in Anti-World Trade Organization (WTO) Activities in Seattle, Washington
    Kensington Welfare Rights Union - 1-4-2000

  • Seattle officials declare no-protest zone around world trade talks
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1999

  • Honkala And Morehouse Vindicated In Constitutional Rights Trial
    Kensington Welfare Rights Union - 11-30-1999

  • Mayor, city council close to working out deal on noise ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1999


    TAYLORSVILLE, UT PETA PROTESTERS THREATENED WITH ARREST

  • Animal-rights activists challenge law barring disruptive behavior near schools
    Freedom Forum - 4-4-2000


    TRENTON, NJ ACTIVIST BANNED FROM CITY HALL ATRIUM

  • N.J. activist proves you can fight City Hall — and win
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • N.J. activist files federal lawsuit after being denied use of City Hall atrium
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1999

  • ACLU of New Jersey Sues Trenton Officials For Denying Public Forum to Community Activist
    ACLU - 8-12-1999


    VINELAND, NJ EVENT PERMIT FEE POLICY

  • ACLU takes New Jersey city to court over festival ordinances
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • ACLU of New Jersey Sues Community To Keep Free Speech Free of Charge
    ACLU - 7-7-1998


    COLORADO ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR FLOATING BUBBLE ZONE LAW

  • Supreme Court appears leery of Colorado's buffer-zone law
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-2000

  • High court to weigh protest-free zones around clinic patients
    Freedom Forum - 1-18-2000

  • Supreme Court gives itself another chance to clarify abortion-protest limits
    Freedom Forum - 9-29-1999

  • Colorado Supreme Court upholds floating-buffer zone around clinic patrons
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-1999


    MASSACHUSETTS ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE LAW

  • Massachusetts high court: Abortion clinic buffer-zone bill is constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 1-27-2000

  • Massachusetts officials ask court to back abortion clinic buffer-zone bill
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1999

  • Massachusetts Senate to consider buffer zone around abortion clinics
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1999

  • Abortion clinic buffer-zone advocates rally at Massachusetts Statehouse
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1999

  • Massachusetts Senate approves abortion-clinic buffer zones
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1998

  • Massachusetts considers 25-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-1998


    NEW JERSEY ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE LAW

  • Supreme Court turns away anti-abortion group's appeal
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1998


    NEW YORK ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE LAW

  • Federal judge orders expanded buffer zones at N.Y. abortion clinics
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1999

  • Attorneys for state, abortion providers seek expanded buffer zones
    Freedom Forum - 4-12-1999


    SOUTH CAROLINA ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE LAW

  • High court declines to hear abortion clinic buffer-zone challenge
    Freedom Forum - 1-12-2000

  • Supreme Court to review limits on 'sidewalk counseling' by abortion foes
    Freedom Forum - 9-28-1999

  • S.C. high court hears challenge to abortion-clinic buffer zone
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-1999


    TEXAS ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE LAW

  • Texas high court strikes down some buffer zones around clinics
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998


    PENSACOLA, FL ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE ORDINANCE

  • Judge upholds buffer zones at Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinics
    Freedom Forum - 1-15-1998


    SANTA BARBARA, CA ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE ORDINANCE

  • Supreme Court turns away competing lawsuits on abortion protests
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-1999

  • Buffer zones around medical buildings upheld by federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1998


    LINCOLN, NE CHURCH PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE ORDINANCE

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down Lincoln, Neb., anti-picketing ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1999

  • Lincoln, Neb., City Council decides to fight for anti-picketing law
    Freedom Forum - 11-23-1998

  • Federal judge extends order halting enforcement of anti-picket law
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1998

  • Court halts enforcement of Lincoln, Neb., picketing ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 10-11-1998

  • Anti-abortion activists file suit over Lincoln, Neb., picket ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 9-24-1998

  • City council overrides mayor's veto of picket ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1998

  • Lincoln, Neb., mayor vetoes ban on picketing at churches
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1998

  • City Council votes to limit anti-abortion protests at Lincoln, Neb., church
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1998

  • Abortion foes ask court to block anti-picketing ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1998

  • Presbyterians pursue legal action against anti-abortion protesters
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998


    LINCOLN, NE RESIDENTIAL PROTESTOR BUFFER ZONE ORDINANCE

  • Nebraska abortion protesters claim convictions were invalid
    Freedom Forum - 12-7-1999

  • Anti-abortion activists appeal ruling on anti-picket law
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1999

  • Federal judge upholds city limits on residential picketing
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-1999


    FARGO, ND RESTRICTION ON RESIDENTIAL PICKETING ORDINANCE

  • Abortion foes lose appeal over anti-picketing ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1999


    DENVER, CO RESTRICTION ON HOLDING SIGNS OVER HIGHWAY

  • Federal judge: Denver police violated abortion foe's rights
    Freedom Forum - 4-4-2000


    VIRGINIA RESTRICTION ON HOLDING SIGNS OVER HIGHWAY

  • Judge temporarily bans enforcement of Virginia bridge-loitering law
    Freedom Forum - 11-8-1999

  • Anti-abortion activists take on Virginia loitering ban
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1999


    OWOSSO, MI RESTRICTION ON PROTEST AT CITY HALL PLAZA

  • Federal appeals panel reinstates abortion foe's free-speech case
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-2000


    MENLO PARK, CA RESTRICTION ON PROTEST SIGNS

  • Appeals court narrows California city's sign ban
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998


    OTHER ABORTION PROTESTOR STORIES

  • Reject protest buffer zones
    Robyn Blumner - 2-5-2000

  • Feminists, Racketeers, and the First Amendment by Wendy Kaminer
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Winter 1999

  • Federal judge strikes down Florida clinic's request for protest restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1999

  • The Limits of Free Speech
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 2-11-1999

  • ACLU Confronts Tough First Amendment Issues In Oregon Abortion Threats Case
    ACLU - 1-12-1999

    SEE ALSO ATTACKS ON REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE
    for an understanding of why it is *extremely* difficult for us to muster any sympathy for the anti-abortion crowd when their rights are violated, as they are the enemy on so many fronts in the "culture war"


    HILO, HI SHOPPING PLAZA RESTRICTION ON DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Judge sentences shopping center protesters to fines or community service
    Freedom Forum - 7-28-1998

  • Hawaii court upholds trespass convictions in shopping center protest
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998


    MANCHESTER, NH MALL RESTRICTION ON DEMONSTRATIONS

  • N.H. mall protesters convicted of trespassing
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1999

  • N.H. mall protesters barred from arguing that trespassing was necessary
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1999

  • Mall protesters fail in bid to get judge to dismiss charges
    Freedom Forum - 12-16-1998

  • Activists ask judge to drop trespassing charges
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1998

  • Are malls modern day village greens?
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-1998

  • New Hampshire activists argue for right to protest at malls
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1998


    SAN DIEGO, CA MALL RESTRICTION ON DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Free-speech advocates: Don't shop until mall policy dropped
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1999


    ST. PAUL, MN MALL RESTRICTION ON DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Minnesota high court finds no free-speech protection for mall protesters
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-1999

  • Court: Mall protest not constitutionally protected speech
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-1998

  • Mall customers are free to shop, but are they free to speak?
    Freedom Forum - 2-12-1998

  • Minn. shopping mall becomes First Amendment battleground
    Freedom Forum - 1-30-1998


    OTHER PERMIT & PERMIT FEE POLICIES

  • County judge raps Georgia city for fining parading protesters
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1999

  • Protesters don't have to promise to obey laws, rules federal appeals panel
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1999

  • Four citizens sue Georgia city over permit-fee ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1999

  • Annapolis, Md., officials rethink rally-fee proposal
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-1999

  • Judge rules festival organizers don't have to pay for city services
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1998


    OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON PROTESTS & DEMONSTRATIONS

  • N.J. anti-tax activists arrested at post office lose First Amendment claim
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000

  • N.C. city cites religion in denying permit for Black Family Day festival
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-2000

  • Scientology protesters must stay out of 'safety zone' around church dining hall
    Freedom Forum - 2-10-2000

  • County judge clears way for man to protest outside hospital
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1999

  • Nude protester takes case to Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • Civil libertarians balk at casino's suit that seeks to close sidewalks
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-1999

  • In Legal Debut, New ACLU of FL Chapter Defends Man Who Picketed Law Firm
    ACLU - 10-23-1998

  • ACLU of VA Settles Dispute with Police Over Arrest of Lone Protestor
    ACLU - 9-29-1998

  • ACLU Successfully Defends Anonymous Political Protest
    ACLU - 7-24-1998

  • Lab to pay $55,000 to settle protesters' lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998

  • ACLU Tells Richmond to Stop Harassing Animal Rights Protesters at Circus
    ACLU - 2-20-1998

  • Church wins the right to demonstrate condom use in public parks
    Freedom Forum - 1-8-1998

  • Freedom of Speech Arrives On Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux Place
    ACLU - 10-24-1997

  • Pittsburgh Agrees to Repeal Law Banning Political Activity in Parks
    ACLU - 7-21-1995


    OTHER STORIES

  • Protest panelists: Police need to respect right of assembly
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-2000

  • Freedom of assembly: An essential element of democracy
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • Memphis mayor seeks legal means to control public rallies
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1998

    SEE ALSO RIGHTS TO PROTEST AND PETITION
    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL SPEECH
  • In Local Controversy, ACLU of Hawai'i Supports Public Official's Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 7-12-2000

  • Federal appeals panel rejects signature-gatherers' civil rights lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000

  • Political activists challenge post office's prohibition on signature gathering
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-2000

  • Oregon judge allows petition signature-gatherers in bus station
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • Rights Groups and Citizen Activists Sue U.S. Postal Service Over Ban on Collecting Petition Signatures
    ACLU - 6-1-2000

  • ACLU challenges Louisiana school board's no-name policy
    Freedom Forum - 5-31-2000

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down state's signature-gathering rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-2000

  • Civil rights group considers challenging transit agency's ban on nonprofit ads
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • Judge allowed to ban news crew that made him look bad
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000

  • Texas high court won't hear appeal of TV station banned from courtroom
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-2000


    SUPREME COURT DENIES FREE SPEECH RIGHTS TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

  • Rights Groups Urge High Court to Reconsider Decision Denying Speech Rights to Immigrants
    ACLU - 3-22-1999

  • Immigrants' Rights Come Under Fire in 'the Land of the Free'
    Refuse And Resist - 3-15-1999

  • Supreme Court Attack on Immigrants' Rights
    Refuse And Resist - 3-9-1999

  • Civil libertarians view high court ruling as affront to immigrants' rights
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-1999

  • Supreme Court Rules Aliens Have No First Amendment Defense Against Selective Deportation For Political Ties
    ACLU - 2-24-1999


    ISTOOK BILL TO CUT FUNDING FOR POLITICAL ADVOCACY GROUPS

  • Non-Profits Mobilize Against Istook 'Silence America' Amendment Senate Progress Stalled as House Holds Hearings
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 9-1-1995

  • House Passes Bill to Silence Nonprofit Sector Grave Threat to Free Speech
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995


    RESTRICTIONS ON DEMONSTRATIONS AT POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTIONS

  • City rejects application for protest at GOP convention
    Philadelphia Inquirer - 6-6-2000

  • Group vows to march on Broad St.
    Philadelphia Inquirer - 6-9-2000

  • KWRU Statement on Permit Refusal
    Kensington Welfare Rights Union - 6-9-2000

  • ACLU, Philadelphia come to terms on GOP convention protests
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-2000

  • Groups challenge Philadelphia's denial of protest permits
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Groups sue to get protest permits during GOP Convention
    SF Gate - 4-7-2000

  • Judge Rules Unconstitutional GOP Effort To Block Free Speech At San Diego Convention
    ACLU - 7-19-1996

  • ACLU Negotiates For Free Expression Forums During Democratic Convention
    ACLU - 7-18-1996


    GEORGE W. BUSH V. INTERNET PARODY CASE

  • FEC drops Bush complaint against Internet parody site
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-2000

  • Presidential contender's reaction to parody Web site backfires
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1999


    SCHOOL BOARD CRITICISM STIFLED AT MEETINGS

  • Federal judge: School board foe can criticize officials by name
    Freedom Forum - 4-25-2000

  • ACLU Comes to the Aid of Parent Dana Thompson Gagged by the St. Tammany School Board
    ACLU Louisiana - 4-21-2000

  • Federal appeals panel: Judge violated court employee's free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 3-15-1999

  • ACLU Files Suit Challenging CA School Board's Ban on Public Criticism of Board Members
    ACLU - 4-17-1997


    CENSORSHIP OF LICENSE PLATE STATEMENTS

  • Utah thought it had license to regulate speech
    Freedom Forum - 4-5-2000

  • Utah officials make U-turn on 'SCNDL' Olympic license plate
    Freedom Forum - 4-5-2000

  • California must issue HIV POS plate to motorist, rules federal court
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON PROTESTORS AT BALTIMORE-CUBA BASEBALL GAME

  • Ballgame airspace banner ban: just plane silly
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • Aviation officials probe why planes were barred from Orioles-Cuba ballgame
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • ACLU Says It Will Go to Bat for Protesters At Orioles Game with Cuban Team
    ACLU - 5-3-1999

  • Congressman: Lawsuits likely if protesters arrested at Orioles game
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1999


    PICTURE OF COMMUNIST LEADER BANNED FROM VIETNAMESE SHOP

  • Shop owner who displayed Ho Chi Minh poster sues city
    Freedom Forum - 2-7-2000

  • Shopkeeper gives up fight to display Ho Chi Minh poster
    Freedom Forum - 3-12-1999

  • Landlord to Little Saigon shopkeeper: Vacate or face lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1999

  • Mob doesn't buy shopkeeper's free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1999

  • Shopkeeper attacked after winning right to display Ho Chi Minh poster
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1999

  • County judge extends order banning display of Communist leader's picture
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1999

  • ACLU Joins Defense of Local Store Owner Forced to Remove Controversial Picture
    ACLU - 1-28-1999


    KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION OFFICER SUSPENDED FOR HAM RADIO COMMENTS

  • Transportation officer spoke out of turn, rules Kentucky Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 10-16-1998

  • Kentucky high court hears peace officer’s free-speech case
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1998


    AMTRAK BANS AD CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF COORS BREWERY

  • Supreme Court Refuses AMTRAK Advertising Appeal
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Supreme Court turns away artist’s free-speech appeal
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON NFL FANS DISPLAYING SIGNS IN STADIUMS

  • Football team wants no signs at bill signing
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-2000

  • Fan kicked out of Bengals stadium to step up criticism of general manager
    Freedom Forum - 12-4-1998


    NEW YORK CITY MTA CENSORS AD CRITICAL OF SUBWAYS

  • NYC transit agency gives green light to subway ad
    Freedom Forum - 3-21-2000

  • In Victory for "Underground" Speech, NYC Transit Officials Back Down on Subway Advertisement Ban
    ACLU - 3-17-2000

  • Groups challenge NYC transit agency's rejection of subway ads
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-2000


    GIULIANI'S CAMPAIGN TO SILENCE DISSENTERS


    CENSORSHIP OF CRITICAL BUS AD

  • High court won't hear appeal of NYC agency that wrongly removed bus ads
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1998

  • Appeals court hears arguments in Giuliani bus ad case
    Freedom Forum - 12-16-1997

  • Three-Judge Appeals Court Panel Lifts Stay on Bus Ads
    Freedom Forum - 12-5-1997

  • Mayor wins latest round of bus ad battle
    Freedom Forum - 12-4-1997

  • Court orders bus ads featuring Giuliani back on the streets
    Freedom Forum - 12-2-1997

  • Magazine sues MTA and City of New York over pulled ads
    Freedom Forum - 11-26-1997

  • NYC Transportation Authority Wants to Restrict "Bad Taste" Ads
    Freedom Forum - 9-29-1997


    ROBERT LEDERMAN ARRESTS

  • Street Vendor Review Panel Orders Artist Arrested
    Robert Lederman - 6-24-1999

  • Arrested For Saying, "Arrest Giuliani"
    Robert Lederman - 2-25-1999

  • Street vendors demonstrate after news conference canceled
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1998

    SEE ALSO GIULIANI'S ATTACKS ON STREET ARTISTS


    POLITICAL SPEECH OF TRANSIT AUTHORITY WORKERS

  • Giuliani Makes The Trains Run On Time
    Robert Lederman - 12-17-1999

  • Federal appeals court strikes down NYC transit rule barring wearing of buttons
    Freedom Forum - 9-1-1999


    OTHER ABUSES OF POWER

  • Federal judge: NYC punished AIDS service group over criticism of mayor
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1999

  • Bush & Giuliani: These guys want to lead the free but mute their speech
    Robyn Blumner - 10-10-1999

  • New York mayor defends harsh words against civic group
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1997

  • Lawsuit Filed By Saint of the City' Charging Violation Of Free Speech Rights Against Mayor Giuliani
    ACLU - 3-5-1996


    BATTLE CREEK, MI CITIZENS DENIED RIGHT TO SPEAK AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

  • Federal judge halts Michigan city's effort to muzzle criticism
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1999

  • ACLU Defends MI Activists Ejected From Public Meeting for Criticizing Police Chief
    ACLU - 5-18-1999

  • ACLU of Michigan Charges Mayor With Stifling Free Speech
    ACLU - 4-16-1999

  • Public officials in two Michigan towns accused of breaking open-meetings rules
    Freedom Forum - 4-16-1999


    CINCINNATI, OH BAN OF POLITICAL ADS ON BUSES

  • Transit agency violated candidate's free-speech rights, federal judge rules
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-2000

  • Ohio transit agency bans political ads from public buses
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-1999

  • Cincinnati bus system must run union's ad, rules federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 12-14-1998

  • Federal judge refuses to order bus agency to run candidate's ad
    Freedom Forum - 10-5-1998


    CLEVELAND, OH RESTRICTIONS ON CHIEF WAHOO PROTESTORS

  • ACLU Supports Free Speech Rights Of Groups Protesting Cleveland Indians Logo at Stadium
    ACLU - 3-10-2000

  • Foes fight Cleveland Indians' team logo outside stadium, in court
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999

  • Latest Chief Wahoo protesters set free
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1998


    ELMWOOD PARK, NJ WOMAN CHARGED WITH CONTEMPT FOR COMMENT ON CHECK

  • Court to N.J. judges: Caustic comments on checks no basis for contempt
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1999

  • Judge reverses course, drops charges for parking-ticket comment
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999

  • ACLU Defends NJ Woman Held in Contempt For Parking Ticket Comment
    ACLU - 4-12-1999

  • Judge chucks contempt charges against check-writing protester
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-1998


    FLORENCE, AL WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SPEAKING AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

  • Alabama council critic files $100,000 lawsuit against city
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • Alabama jury sides with outspoken city council critic
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1999

  • Judge slaps Alabama city council critic with $150 fine for obstructing meeting
    Freedom Forum - 8-23-1999

  • Police chief defends arrest of woman at Alabama city council meeting
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1999


    GLOUCESTER, MA ZONING BOARD SUIT AGAINST CITIZEN CRITICISM

  • Can you libel government? This board thinks so
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1998

  • Zoning officials sue residents who criticized decision
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1998


    SOUTHAMPTON, MA BAN ON LEAFLETS OUTSIDE TOWN MEETINGS

  • Town moderator to rescind ban on unofficial handouts at town meetings
    Freedom Forum - 8-17-1999

  • Civil libertarian decries restrictions on political handouts at town meetings
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1999


    TRENTON, NJ ACTIVIST BANNED FROM CITY HALL ATRIUM

  • N.J. activist proves you can fight City Hall — and win
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • N.J. activist files federal lawsuit after being denied use of City Hall atrium
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1999

  • ACLU of New Jersey Sues Trenton Officials For Denying Public Forum to Community Activist
    ACLU - 8-12-1999


    VERMONT REPORTER BARRED FROM COURTROOM FOR CRITICISM OF JUDGE

  • The silencing of a courtroom critic
    Freedom Forum - 3-21-2000

  • Journalist barred from Vermont courts files federal appeal
    Freedom Forum - 3-21-2000


    WASHINGTON, DC CITIZEN ARRESTED FOR BOOING MAYOR

  • Cab driver arrested for booing D.C. mayor wins $102 jury award
    Freedom Forum - 12-2-1999

  • Taxicab Driver Sues Marion Barry and D.C. Police in Federal Court
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1997


    OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON ADVERTISING

  • Senator asks TV stations to stop airing ads targeting him
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-2000

  • FCC: TV station must run ad alleging Bush abused cocaine, alcohol
    Freedom Forum - 12-22-1999

  • Federal judge refuses to order changes in newspaper ads
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1999

  • High court won't hear challenge to ban on noncommercial ads on city buses
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-1999

  • Abortion providers challenge transit authority over ad ban
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-1999

  • Anti-abortion posters to return to Philadelphia transit stations
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999

  • Pittsburgh ACLU Scores Victory for Grandmother Facing Prison Over Campaign Ads
    ACLU - 10-14-1998

  • City can't keep pro-union ads off bus shelters
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON PETITION DRIVES

  • California appeals court: Citizens don't have free-speech rights on store property
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1999

  • Groups sue Jacksonville sheriff for disrupting petitioning
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1998

  • ACLU Of Southern CA Comes to Aid Of Citizen Activists Sued by City Officials
    ACLU - 10-1-1998

  • Petition backers cited for trespassing at Salt Lake County Fair
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1998

  • ACLU sues city for ejecting secession activists from air show
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1998

  • Petition Volunteers Barred from California Airport
    ACLU - 7-20-1998

  • Judge throws out petition seeking to block new 49ers stadium
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-1998

  • Police chief, school officials in Missouri face petition lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 4-6-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL SPEECH OF JUDGES

  • ACLU of Minnesota Joins Free Speech Challenge to Rules on Judges' Conduct
    ACLU - 9-29-1998

  • Washington State Court Upholds Free Speech for Judges
    ACLU - 7-16-1998

  • Minnesota Republicans challenge judicial candidates’ speech restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1998


    OTHER GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO STIFLE CRITICISM

  • Federal appeals court reinstates tow-truck operators' retaliation lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-2000

  • Federal appeals court reinstates police officers' retaliation claim
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-2000

  • Georgia House leader makes no bones about blocking teacher's speech
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-2000

  • Defend Efia Nwangaza
    Refuse And Resist - 1-12-2000

  • Federal court to hear Mississippi man's free-speech claims against city
    Freedom Forum - 1-10-2000

  • ACLU challenges commission's authority to fine government critics
    Freedom Forum - 12-2-1999

  • Georgia sheriff told to open records to weekly newspaper
    Freedom Forum - 10-6-1999

  • Radio announcer's name-calling raises Wisconsin mayor's ire
    Freedom Forum - 10-4-1999

  • ACLU Warns Ohio Mayor Not to Stifle Speech on Local Citizen Group's Website
    ACLU - 8-12-1999

  • Reprimand to be removed from file of state employee critical of gay pride celebration
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • Sign advising motorists to 'just say no' to vehicle searches gets thumbs up
    Freedom Forum - 10-23-1998

  • Sculpting a warped view of the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1998

  • Many local governments opt for speech restrictions in meetings
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1998

  • Fired Georgia deputies win $1.25 million
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1998

  • Judges propose to stifle criticism
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-1998

  • Why Refuse & Resist! says "On To Jericho 98"
    Refuse And Resist - 3-18-1998

  • ACLU Says Starr's Subpoena Request Of White House Aide Violates Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 2-24-1998

  • ACLU Sues Denver Police for Harassing, Beating Hispanic Teenager Who Protested Police Actions
    ACLU - 4-30-1997


    OTHER POLITICAL CENSORSHIP STORIES

  • Drug War McCarthyism in Syracuse
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • Little-known presidential candidate defends stroll in racy costume
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-2000

  • ACLU Challenges McCarthy-Era Anti-Communist Propaganda Law
    ACLU - 12-15-1999

  • Pennsylvania town rescinds restrictions on political signs
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1999

  • California residents say city tried to muzzle councilman
    Freedom Forum - 8-23-1999

  • Kill the Messenger
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1999

  • Miami airport officials drop magazine ban
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1999

  • Connecticut high court hears case of man who wouldn't display U.S. flag
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1999

  • Candidates take issue with fairground's policy on campaigning
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1998

  • ACLU Successfully Defends Anonymous Political Protest
    ACLU - 7-24-1998

  • ACLU files suit after arrest of tenant advocates
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-1998

  • Historic Free Speech Decision From Appellate Division In Condominium Case
    ACLU - 12-17-1996

  • ACLU Files For Injunction Against Cleveland; Demands that City Open Convention Center to Nation of Islam
    ACLU - 8-17-1995

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  • FLAG BURNING AMENDMENT & LEGISLATION

    FLAG AMENDMENT LEGISLATIVE CHRONOLOGY

  • Senate turns down flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Two Senators Switch Positions To Send Flag Amendment to Resounding Defeat
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Flag amendment: star-spangled bungle
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Your Voice Made the Difference As Flag Amendment Is Defeated!
    ACLU - 3-29-2000

  • Tide Turns Against Flag Amendment
    People For The American Way - 3-29-2000

  • Flag-burning statute proposal fails
    Freedom Forum - 3-28-2000

  • Senate to consider statute on flag-burning instead of amendment
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • Minority Judiciary report calls flag-burning crisis nonexistent
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-2000

  • Senate readies for flag-amendment vote next week
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-2000

  • Senate Passes on Flag Amendment; Proponents Vow to Start Over in 1999
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999

  • Flag-desecration amendment wins in House
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1999

  • Campaign to Amend Constitution Loses Ground Despite Multi-Million Dollar Campaign
    ACLU - 6-24-1999

  • Opposition to Flag Amendment Gains Ground in The House
    People For The American Way - 6-24-1999

  • House reopens debate
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-1999

  • Statement of People For The American Way on House Vote on the Flag Desecration Amendment
    People For The American Way - 6-23-1999

  • Congress grows weak-kneed in defending free expression
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1999

  • House prepared for flag-amendment vote
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1999

  • House Committee Approves Flag Amendment
    ACLU - 5-26-1999

  • North Dakota senators come out against flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-1999

  • Senate judiciary panel clears flag amendment for floor debate
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1999

  • Senate Effort to Amend the Bill of Rights in Final Stages
    ACLU - 4-29-1999

  • Senate Judiciary Committee hears from flag-amendment friends, foes
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-1999

  • Ignoring Voices of Veterans, Religious Leaders Congress Marches Toward Passage of Flag Amendment
    ACLU - 4-20-1999

  • House subcommittee approves flag-protection amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999

  • Congress moves on flag-desecration amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1999

  • Senators to offer flag-protection statute
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-1999

  • Vets, Holocaust survivor, former Miss America debate flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-1999

  • Testimony to the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution
    American Society Of Newspaper Editors - 3-23-1999

  • Former Miss America, Holocaust survivor to testify at House flag hearing
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-1999

  • New session, same flag debate
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-1999

  • Members of Congress ready to unfurl latest plan for flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-1999

  • Flag amendment supporters plan strategy after measure's demise
    Freedom Forum - 10-9-1998

  • Free-speech advocates applaud demise of flag-protection amendment
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1998

  • Proposed Flag Amendment Rejected Once Again; ACLU Says the Measure Dead for the Year
    ACLU - 10-7-1998

  • Proposed Flag Amendment Rejected Once Again
    ACLU - 10-7-1998

  • Flag-burning amendment dies, fails to beat Senate clock
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1998

  • Flag amendment still short of votes, Hatch says
    Freedom Forum - 10-2-1998

  • Politics may sideline flag amendment as Congress winds down
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1998

  • Testimony of Marvin Virgil Stenhammar of Asheville, N.C.
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1998

  • Leahy blasts flag-amendment procedures as 'mockery'
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • Lasorda, actor, vets, others argue over flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1998

  • Testimony of Robert S. Peck
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1998

  • Foes deride 'shameless' new Senate hearing
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-1998

  • Senate Committee Approves Flag Desecration Amendment
    ACLU - 6-24-1998

  • Flag amendment approved by Senate committee
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-1998

  • Is the Senate Preparing to Amend the Constitution So Police Can Issue More Tickets?
    ACLU - 6-17-1998

  • Flag amendment may hinge on North Dakota senators
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1998

  • Alaska House urges flag-protection amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1998

  • Senate proposal to protect flag looks like China’s law, says ACLU attorney
    Freedom Forum - 3-26-1998

  • ACLU Cautions the Senate Against Following Communist China on the Flag Amendment
    ACLU - 3-25-1998

  • Testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution
    American Society Of Newspaper Editors - 3-25-1998

  • Flag Protection Act heads to committee
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-1998

  • Bipartisan flag amendment reaches Senate floor
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1998

  • House Votes 310-114 to Amend Bill of Rights: Senate to Vote This Fall on Flag Desecration Amendment
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

  • House Passes Flag Amendment
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1997

  • House Votes to Amend Constitution Again; Sends Weakened Flag Amendment to the Senate
    ACLU - 6-12-1997

  • Flag-Burning Amendment Handily Passes House; Senate Battle Expected
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-1997

  • U.S. House To Vote On Flag Protection Amendment This Week
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-1997

  • Flag Amendment AGAIN!
    Refuse And Resist - 5-24-1997

  • House Committee Approves Encryption Legislation; Sends Flag Amendment to Full House
    ACLU - 5-14-1997

  • Democrats Say Flag Burning Amendment Violates Free Speech Rights
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1997

  • ACLU Opens "Fight for the Flag" Campaign As House Committee Convenes Hearing
    ACLU - 4-30-1997

  • House Holds Hearing On Flag-Desecration Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1997

  • Senate Rejects Flag Burning Amendment; ACLU Applauds Vote to Uphold Free Speech
    ACLU - 12-12-1995

  • First Amendment Facing Serious Threat; Senate Vote on Flag Desecration Amendment Appears Imminent
    ACLU - 12-6-1995

  • ACLU Urges Senate to Reject Flag Amendment
    ACLU - 7-19-1995

  • Debate Shifts to Senate Flag Desecration Amendment Passes House, Senate Committee
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Flag Amendment Passes House, Senate Action Next
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 7-1-1995

  • Statement of Ira Glasser, Executive Director American Civil Liberties Union On House Passage of Flag Desecration Amendment
    ACLU - 6-28-1995


    FLAG AMENDMENT STORIES

  • History of Flag Protection
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Flag Amendment Sponsors
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • You can't revere Star-Spangled Banner yet waive others' rights
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000

  • Ad Tells Congress to Listen to an American Hero - Vote NO on the Flag Amendment
    People For The American Way - 3-27-2000

  • Late Sen. Chafee's son, poised to take father's seat, believed to oppose flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1999

  • On the flag-burning amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1999

  • Heroes and rebels, fathers and sons
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1999

  • Latest First Amendment Center poll shows splintered support for flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1999

  • Veterans band together to oppose flag-protection amendment
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1999

  • Flag-amendment opponents 'excited' about House vote
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1999

  • Editorials don't sway lawmakers on flag-burning issue
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-1999

  • Do we really need a constitutional amendment against flag-burning?
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1999

  • Citizens Flag Alliance dejected but not defeated
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1999

  • A letter from Gen. Colin Powell to Sen. Patrick Leahy
    American Society Of Newspaper Editors - 5-18-1999

  • 2 Harvard professors challenge constitutionality of flag-protection statute
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • 6 U.S. heroes split evenly on flag amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999

  • American Hero John Glenn Urges Senate To Reject Flag Desecration Amendment
    ACLU - 4-28-1999

  • Veterans, Concerned Citizens Use New Website to Protest Flag Amendment
    People For The American Way - 4-28-1999

  • Minister claims flag amendment would create false idols
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999

  • Flag-burning case sparks interest in constitutionality of state law
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1999

  • Analysis of CFA's Case Shows Flag Amendment Is Unneeded & Unwise
    People For The American Way - 3-23-1999

  • Desecrating The Truth: CFA's Own Examples of Flag Desecration Show Why the Amendment Is Unneeded & Unwise
    People For The American Way - 3-23-1999

  • Flag-amendment proposal inflames passions of notorious flag-burner
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1999

  • Election gives Citizens Flag Alliance new hope for amendment
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1998

  • Amendment opponent dismisses flag poll as old news
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1998

  • Why the Senate should reject the flag desecration amendment to the United States Constitution
    Freedom Forum - 9-11-1998

  • The New Golden Calf
    Freedom Forum - 9-10-1998

  • Changing Bill of Rights would desecrate flag, group says
    Freedom Forum - 9-10-1998

  • Statement from Society of Professional Journalists on flag-desecration amendment
    Freedom Forum - 9-9-1998

  • Senate Urged to Oppose Flag Amendment
    People For The American Way - 9-9-1998

  • Thinking About the Flag in Flames, Congress Burns
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1998

  • PFAW spokespeople to respond to Citizen Flag Alliance ad campaign to diminish Bill of Rights
    People For The American Way - 8-19-1998

  • Flag desecration amendment would water down basic rights
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1998

  • Flag-amendment supporters, foes pelt each other with poll numbers
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998

  • Amendment backers, foes clash over flag-desecration history
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • Statement of The National Coalition Against Censorship
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 7-8-1998

  • Flag amendment favors objects over ideals, Mauro says
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998

  • Critics of Flag Protection Act say amendment overreacts to flag-burning threat
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1998

  • Don't Send Freedom Up In Smoke: People For Urges "No" Vote on Flag Amendment
    People For The American Way - 6-17-1998

  • "This Modern World" cartoon
    Salon - 6-15-1998

  • Does Freedom Mean You Have The Right to Burn the Flag?
    ACLU - 6-2-1998

  • Flag-protection supporters rally behind amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-1998

  • Flying the flag, flouting the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 4-1-1998

  • The flag amendment may send the wrong message
    American Society Of Newspaper Editors - 3-29-1998

  • The flag amendment: A symbol of democracy in distress
    Freedom Forum - 2-6-1998

  • Flag Amendment: False Patriotism
    American Bar Association - 1998

  • ACTION ALERT: Stop the Flag Amendment
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1997

  • Dueling Surveys Surface on Eve of Flag Vote
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1997

  • ACLU Vows to Defeat Renewed Push for Flag Burning Amendment
    ACLU - 2-13-1997

  • Banned in the U.S.A?
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1995

  • Torching the Constitution: Proposed Amendment on Flag Burning Mocks Traditional American Values
    ACLU - 2-28-1995


    FLAG AMENDMENT NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS

  • Editorials about the flag amendment
    American Society of Newspaper Editors - 3-27-2000

  • A statement from FOI Chair Paul Tash on the flag amendment
    American Society Of Newspaper Editors - 5-5-1999

  • Flag burning: Senators back new law
    American Society of Newspaper Editors - 5-4-1999

  • Newspaper editors, citing free speech, oppose flag amendment
    American Society of Newspaper Editors - 3-23-1999

  • 'On the protection of freedom'
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998

  • Editorial by The Fargo Forum
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1998

  • Editorial by the Minot (N.D.) Daily News
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1998

  • Editorial by The Dickinson (N.D.) Press
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1998

  • 'Flag amendment's intolerable price'
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1998

  • 'Protect freedom of speech, reject flag amendment'
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1998

  • This old journalist isn’t a Legionnaire any more
    American Society of Newspaper Editors - 7-1-1998

  • Congress shouldn’t amend the Bill of Rights to “protect” the American flag
    American Society Of Newspaper Editors - 4-8-1997


    WISCONSIN FLAG DESECRATION BILL

  • Wisconsin Assembly takes another swing at protecting U.S. flag
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-1999

  • ACLU of Wisconsin Responds to Governor's Challenge on State Flag Amendment
    ACLU - 10-29-1998

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court rules against flag-protection law
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-1998

  • Wisconsin high court hears arguments in flag-desecration case
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-1998


    ANNAPOLIS, MD FLAG DESECRATION PROPOSAL

  • Maryland lawmakers nix flag-desecration proposal
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-2000


    SIOUX FALLS, SD FLAG BURNING CASE

  • S.D. county judge affirms man's right to burn U.S. flag
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1999

  • State awaits chance to argue flag-burning case before S.D. high court
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • Man’s flag flies in the face of obscure Florida desecration law
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1998

  • City seeks end to flag desecration with law banning all burnings
    Freedom Forum - 1-29-1998

  • Gingrich Calls for Closing of Phoenix Art Museum Exhibit On the American Flag in Contemporary Art
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - 4-2-199?

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  • FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT & TEEN CURFEW LAWS
  • West Virginia Supreme Court upholds city's curfew law
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-2000

  • ACLU of MD Asks Court to Throw Out Annapolis 'Anti-Loitering' Law
    ACLU - 7-6-2000

  • Federal judge throws out Indiana's curfew law
    Freedom Forum - 7-5-2000

  • Town appeals decision opening beaches to all Connecticut residents
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-2000

  • West Virginia high court hears arguments over city's juvenile curfew
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-2000

  • Curfew case goes to Connecticut Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000


    NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE PERMIT REQUIREMENT FOR RAINBOW GATHERINGS

  • Federal judge rebuffs Rainbow Family's anti-permit arguments
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • Federal appeals court upholds Forest Service rules on group gatherings
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1999

  • Court upholds National Forest Service rules on group gatherings in parks
    Freedom Forum - 10-30-1998


    ILLINOIS STREETGANG TERRORISM OMNIBUS ACT

  • Illinois lawmaker plans overhaul of street-gangs bill
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-1999


    TEEN CURFEW LAWS


    ANCHORAGE, AK

  • Alaska LP's anti-curfew efforts
    Libertarian Rock - 7-7-1999

  • Alaska teenagers sue city over curfew
    Libertarian Rock - 7-5-1999

  • ACLU Files Legal Challenge to Curfew Law in Alaska
    ACLU - 6-18-1999


    BELLINGHAM, WA

  • More Washington State Communities Repealing Curfew Laws, ACLU Says
    ACLU - 10-7-1998

  • Curfew Overturned in Washington State
    ACLU - 6-2-1997


    CHARLESTON, WV

  • County judge upholds town’s curfew
    Freedom Forum - 5-21-1999

  • West Virginia city postpones youth curfew
    Freedom Forum - 4-1-1998

  • West Virginia teens, ACLU contest city’s curfew
    Freedom Forum - 3-26-1998


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

  • Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to a Virginia Teen Curfew Ordinance
    ACLU - 3-22-1999

  • High court turns away challenge to Virginia city's teen curfew
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-1999

  • Federal appeals court upholds Virginia town's teen curfew in 2-1 decision
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1998

  • Supreme Court allows VA curfew to continue
    Libertarian Rock - 3-23-1998


    GREENFIELD, MO

  • Missouri City Rescinds Curfew Ordinance
    ACLU - 5-10-1997


    HENDERSON, KY

  • KY City Curfew Declared Unconstitutional; Federal Court Blocks Henderson Measure
    ACLU - 7-19-1996


    MANHATTAN, KS

  • Kansas town adopts new curfew law
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1999

  • Free-speech activist pushes Kansas town to reconsider curfew ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1999


    MONROVIA, CA

  • Court Orders Reconsideration of Truancy Law
    Los Angeles Times - 1-16-2000


    PALMDALE, CA

  • Judge rules Palmdale, CA, curfew law unconstitutional
    Libertarian Rock - 11-15-1999


    PHILADELPHIA, PA

  • Protesters defy curfew, found not guilty
    Libertarian Rock - 9-7-1998


    PINELLAS PARK, FL

  • Florida appeals court upholds city's juvenile curfew
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-2000


    SAN DIEGO, CA

  • 1997 San Diego Curfew Protests
    Libertarian Rock - 9-29-1997

  • ACLU Challenges San Diego's Curfew Law; Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court on Behalf of Teenagers, Parents
    ACLU - 3-15-1995

  • Statement of Linda Hills Executive Director ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties
    ACLU - 3-15-1995

  • Statement of Jordan Budd Staff Counsel ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties
    ACLU - 3-15-1995


    SIOUX FALLS, SD

  • Police strip-search curfew violators
    Libertarian Rock - 10-20-1999


    VERNON, CT

  • Federal court: Town's teen curfew doesn't violate First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1999

  • Students in Connecticut town fighting curfew
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1998


    WASHINGTON, DC

  • DC Curfew Protest Campaign
    Libertarian Rock - 11-2-1999

  • Federal appeals court allows D.C. curfew
    Libertarian Rock - 6-20-1999

  • Government Appeals Wash, DC Curfew Case
    Libertarian Rock - 2-7-1999

  • Wash, DC Curfew Ruled Unconstitutional
    Libertarian Rock - 5-24-1998

  • Appeals Court Says D.C. Curfew Law Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 5-22-1998

  • D.C. Curfew Law Struck Down
    ACLU - 10-29-1996

  • ACLU to file Suit Challenging D.C. Curfew Law
    ACLU - 11-2-1995

  • DC Youth Curfew Law
    Libertarian Rock - 9-20-1995


    WEST NEW YORK, NY

  • Court Invalidates West New York Curfew Ordinance
    ACLU - 9-13-1999

  • Judge suspends West New York curfew
    Libertarian Rock - 5-3-1999

  • Court Blocks Enforcement of West New York Curfew
    ACLU - 4-19-1999


    OTHER CURFEW STORIES

  • U.S. cities cite youth crime in adopting curfews
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-2000

  • More Cities Use Curfews To Deter Youth Crime
    Chicago Tribune - 2-28-2000

  • Liberty Youth Coalition Repeal the Curfew Campaign
    Libertarian Rock - 11-27-1999

  • March 20, 1999: Nationwide Day for Anti-Curfew Action
    Libertarian Rock - 2-25-1999

  • Anti-Curfew Sticker Kit
    Libertarian Rock - 1999

  • Fight Back Against Your City's Curfew
    Libertarian Rock - 1999

  • Curfews are constitutional due to 1st Amendment exception
    Libertarian Rock - 11-24-1998

  • ACLU Says National Curfew Policy "Ain't No Cure for the Summertime Blues"
    ACLU - 5-30-1996


    ANNAPOLIS, MD ANTI-GANG LOITERING LAW

  • Civil rights groups take aim at Maryland city's anti-loitering statute
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-2000


    AUSTIN, TX ANTI-GANG ASSEMBLY POLICY

  • Alleged gang members face hearing on limiting their association
    Freedom Forum - 7-24-1998

  • Texas judge temporarily limits association of alleged gang members
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1998


    BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM ANTI-GANG ASSEMBLY POLICY

  • Suing gangs might violate right to assemble, says ACLU official
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1998


    BRISTOL, RI ANTI-GANG LOITERING LAW

  • ACLU: High court ruling bolsters case against R.I. city's anti-loitering law
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1999

  • ACLU fights for man's right to hang around Connecticut town
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998


    CHICAGO, IL ANTI-GANG LOITERING LAW

  • Chicago City Council Adopts New Gang Loitering Ordinance
    ACLU - 2-16-2000

  • Loitering Proposal Raising Concern
    Chicago Tribune - 2-3-2000

  • Daley Will Propose New Gang Loitering Law
    Chicago Tribune - 1-7-2000

  • First Amendment not a victor in defeat of Chicago anti-gang ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1999

  • Supreme Court strikes down Chicago's anti-gang law
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1999

  • ACLU Hails Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Chicago's Gang Loitering Law
    ACLU - 6-10-1999

  • High court questions police discretion under anti-loitering law
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1998

  • First Amendment freedoms, anti-gang efforts to face off before high court
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998

  • First Amendment freedoms, anti-gang efforts to face off before high court
    Freedom Forum - 12-8-1998

  • Chicago prepares to defend anti-loitering law before Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 12-7-1998

  • Supreme Court to Consider Chicago's "Anti-Gang Loitering" Law
    ACLU - 12-4-1998

  • Community, civil liberties activists debate Chicago's anti-gang law
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1998

  • Quality-of-life advocacy group weighs in on Chicago’s gang ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 7-1-1998

  • Chicago's anti-gang law to face Supreme Court scrutiny
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1998

  • Chicago’s Bid To Stifle Gang Activity Overturned
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1997

  • Illinois Supreme Court Overturns Gang Loitering Ordinance
    ACLU - 10-17-1997


    CICERO, IL GANG CRIMINAL BANISHMENT LAW

  • Illinois town board tells gang members to shape up or ship out
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999

  • Town residents vote to send gang members packing
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999


    CINCINNATI, OH DRUG & PROSTITUTION OFFENDER BANISHMENT LAW

  • ACLU Urges State High Court To Consider Cincinnati Drug Zone Ordinance
    ACLU - 2-7-2000

  • Court Strikes Down Cincinnati Ban
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 1-28-2000

  • Federal Judge Prohibits Ohio Efforts To Banish Citizens From Public Streets
    ACLU - 1-20-2000

  • ACLU challenges Cincinnati trespass law
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-1998


    CLEVELAND, OH HOMELESS STREET SWEEPS POLICY

  • ACLU, Cleveland settle lawsuit filed by homeless
    Freedom Forum - 2-7-2000

  • ACLU Settlement Victory Ends Homeless "Street Sweep" Law
    ACLU - 2-2-2000

  • Cleveland Homeless Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial
    ACLU - 1-31-1997


    GREENWICH, CT RESIDENTS-ONLY BEACH POLICY

  • Connecticut appeals court orders town's beaches open to outsiders
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-2000

  • Connecticut man continues quest to open Greenwich beaches to outsiders
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998

  • Community wins court challenge to residents-only beach policy
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-1998

  • Residents-only beach policy gets constitutional test
    Freedom Forum - 2-20-1998


    HALEDON, NJ RESIDENTS-ONLY PARK POLICY

  • N.J. appeals court rules town can't close park to non-residents
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-1999

  • With Liberty and Parks for All: Court Says NJ Towns Can't Bar "Outsiders" from Parks
    ACLU - 6-21-1999


    LOS ANGELES, CA ANTI-GANG LOITERING LAW

  • L.A. attempts to curb gang activity with anti-loitering laws
    Freedom Forum - 9-1-1998


    MCKEESPORT, PA LOITERING LAW

  • ACLU Sues McKeesport Over Anti-Loitering Ordinance
    ACLU - 1-28-1997


    SALIDA, CO LOITERING LAW

  • Judge Declares CO Loitering Law Unconstitutional After ACLU Challenge
    ACLU - 9-19-1997

  • Local Law in Colorado Prohibits Adults From Spending Over 5 Minutes in Public Place
    ACLU - 9-2-1997


    SAN JOSE, CA ANTI-GANG NUISANCE INJUNCTION

  • California Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to San Jose Anti-Gang Injunction
    ACLU - 10-29-1996


    TEMPE, AZ SIDEWALK SITTING BAN

  • Federal judge strikes down Tempe, Ariz., sidewalk-sitting ban
    Freedom Forum - 2-1-2000

  • Federal judge halts enforcement of sidewalk sitting ban
    Freedom Forum - 6-3-1999

  • Federal judge lets Tempe, Ariz., sitting ban stand — for now
    Freedom Forum - 2-15-1999


    WAUKESHA, WI PAROLEES AND PROBATIONERS BANISHMENT POLICY

  • Town's police want troublemakers barred from downtown district
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000


    OTHER STORIES

  • We have nothing to fear except a fearful government
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-2000

  • Report From Giuliani’s Police State
    Robert Lederman - 1-1-2000

  • ACLU of Michigan Challenges Police Arrests of People Who Refuse to Identify Themselves
    ACLU - 11-29-1999

  • Federal judge blocks Florida city's plan to restrict Black College Reunion traffic
    Freedom Forum - 4-9-1999

  • NYCLU Criticizes Police Harassment of Teen Parents Going to School
    ACLU - 3-12-1999

  • Exotic dancer challenges 'personal advertising' conviction
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1998

  • Trial Set for Constitutional Challenge To Pittsburgh-Area Public Housing Security Gate
    ACLU - 6-16-1998

    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • CENSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS SPEECH/PRACTICE
  • Federal appeals panel sides with inmate in dispute over peanut butter and religion
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-2000

  • Suspending Rastafarian Police Officer for Wearing Locks Violates Religious Liberty, ACLU Says
    ACLU - 7-11-2000

  • Prison guard can keep long hair for religious reasons, Ohio high court rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

  • Muslim prison guards, New Jersey settle beard dispute
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-2000

  • N.J. city discriminates against Muslim police officers
    Freedom Forum - 5-16-2000


    FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ON PRAYER DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Federal judge bars Secret Service from stopping prayer vigil for Cuban boy
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-2000

  • Preacher wins case against police who arrested him for praying at Capitol
    Freedom Forum - 4-5-2000

  • Minister arrested on steps of Supreme Court for praying
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998


    FEDERAL EMPLOYEE FIRED FOR NOT SIGNING LOYALTY OATH

  • Jehovah's Witness files First Amendment challenge to loyalty oath
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999

  • Jehovah's Witness claims he was forced out of police academy
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999


    RESTRICTIONS ON FORTUNE TELLING & PSYCHIC READINGS

  • Couple sues N.C. sheriff for enforcing law barring psychic readings
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-2000

  • Lawsuit challenges Daytona Beach ordinance forbidding fortune telling
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-2000

  • Appeals Court: Nebraska city can't ban fortune-telling
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1998

  • Tarot and religious freedom
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1989


    RESTRICTION ON POT USE FOR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

  • Washington court denies visitation rights to pot-using parent
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-1998

  • Court strikes a blow to religious freedom
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 4-1-1990

  • Peyote OK'd in Indian rites
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1989


    WICCAN PRIESTESS' FIGHT FOR RIGHT TO PERFORM MARRIAGES

  • Wiccan wins right to perform weddings
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-1999

  • Wiccan Priestess Granted License to Preside Over Wedding Ceremonies
    ACLU - 7-2-1999

  • ACLU of VA Helps Wiccan Priestess Secure Right to Perform Marriages
    ACLU - 9-25-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGIOUS AID FOR THE HOMELESS

  • Religious mission challenges Salt Lake City's redevelopment plan
    Freedom Forum - 9-13-1999

  • Church Restriction Lawsuit Settled in Richmond
    ACLU - 11-7-1997


    CALLS TO RESTRICT MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY FROM PRACTICING WICCAN BELIEFS

  • Senate Republican joins call to end military accommodation of Wicca
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1999

  • Army Should Reject Call For Ban On Wiccans, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 6-28-1999

  • Witches test our religious tolerance
    Freedom Forum - 6-27-1999

  • Religious groups urge Christians to boycott Army over Wiccans
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1999

  • Georgia lawmaker calls on military to stop Wiccan celebrations
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-1999


    BUS PASSENGERS REMOVED FOR RELIGIOUS CONVERSATION

  • Religion doesn't drive this bus, but it can ride
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999

  • Seattle bus driver orders two off bus for discussing religion
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999


    TEXAS COURT BAN ON NON-MAINSTREAM CHURCH

  • Keep child's religion out of court
    Robyn Blumner - 10-24-1999

  • Civil rights groups urge reversal of judge's definition of 'main line' church
    Freedom Forum - 9-3-1999


    PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR WORSHIP

  • Texas judge halts move to shut down church
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-2000

  • City withdraws demand that couple obtain permit to hold Bible meetings
    Freedom Forum - 12-17-1999

  • Indiana man says he doesn't need permit to worship in his own church building
    Freedom Forum - 8-3-1999


    RESTRICTIONS ON DISTRIBUTION OF RELIGIOUS LITERATURE

  • High court turns away Hare Krishna appeal of anti-solicitation rules
    Freedom Forum - 2-22-1999

  • Mall is private property, says Georgia court
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1998

  • Undersheriff reminds Las Vegas police to respect constitutional rights
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • Judge: Charities, religious groups have right to solicit at L.A. airport
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-1998

  • Jews for Jesus fights ‘free-speech zones’
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1998


    BOCA RATON, FL RESTRICTION ON RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS AT GRAVESITES

  • Federal judge upholds Florida city ban on unwieldy grave decorations
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1999

  • Florida ACLU to Appeal Ruling On Religious Symbols in Cemetery
    ACLU - 3-31-1999

  • Florida families try to block removal of grave decoration
    Freedom Forum - 3-26-1999

  • Families fighting grave-decoration ban add new religion law to arsenal
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1998

  • Gravesite decorations can stay in Florida cemetery
    Freedom Forum - 1-21-1998

  • Decorations ban at Florida cemetery prompts challenge
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-1998


    DAPHNE, AL RESTRICTION OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP BY NOISE ORDINANCE

  • Alabama city exempts places of worship from noise law
    Freedom Forum - 8-20-1999

  • Alabama city drops fine levied against noisy church
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1999

  • Alabama church fights fine over joyful noise
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1999


    DENVER, CO RESTRICTION ON HOME PRAYER MEETINGS

  • Colorado House panel approves measure on religious study in homes
    Freedom Forum - 1-18-2000

  • Denver couple barred from holding weekly prayer meetings sues city
    Freedom Forum - 8-6-1999


    GREENVILLE, SC RESTRICTION ON HOME PRAYER MEETINGS

  • State judge gives final blessing in home prayer dispute
    Freedom Forum - 7-31-1998

  • Pastor sues county for barring prayer meetings at home
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1998

  • South Carolina county backs off decision barring home prayer meetings
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-1998


    NEWARK, NJ POLICE DEPARTMENT RESTRICTION ON BEARDS

  • Federal judge: Muslim officers can keep beards for now
    Freedom Forum - 3-27-2000

  • High court won't review decision allowing Muslim cops to wear beards
    Freedom Forum - 10-4-1999

  • Muslim Officers Win Right to Wear Beards
    ACLU - 3-4-1999

  • Federal appeals panel sides with Muslims in suit against police department
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1999

  • Police department's grooming policy runs up against religious practices
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998

  • Islamic police officers maintain religious right to wear beards
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1998


    NEW YORK CITY, NY RESTRICTIONS ON BLACK ISRAELITES

  • NYC settles with Black Israelites over free-speech claims
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1999

  • Black Israelites claim NYC's harassment has silenced group
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1998

  • Groups win Times Square sound permits but want decision amplified
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1998


    PEPPERELL, MA CENSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS YARD DISPLAY

  • Massachusetts town orders removal of huge religious signs in yard
    Freedom Forum - 11-1-1999

  • Woman wants neighbor to dismantle religious shrine
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1999


    PORTLAND, OR RESTRICTION ON ATTENDANCE AT LOCAL CHURCH

  • Portland, Ore., City Council drops limits on church attendance
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000

  • City's limit on church attendance out of line
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000

  • Hundreds demonstrate against limit on church attendance
    Freedom Forum - 2-14-2000


    SAYREVILLE, NJ EXCESSIVE PARK USE FEES POLICY

  • N.J. town to refund charges to church, revise park-use fees
    Freedom Forum - 7-1-1999

  • Park-use fees too much for religious groups, federal judge says
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1999

  • Christian group challenges park-use regulations in New Jersey
    Freedom Forum - 11-2-1998


    RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGIOUS PRACTICES OF INDIANS IN PRISONS

  • Massachusetts inmates push prison to build sweat lodge
    Freedom Forum - 12-20-1999

  • Condemned American Indian allowed to undergo religious rite
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • Indians claim Alabama prisons stifle religious freedom
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1998


    SOUTH CAROLINA PRISON SEGRATION OF INMATES FOR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

  • Five Percenters to remain segregated in S.C. prisons, federal court rules
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1999

  • Group of S.C. inmates fights policy of segregation
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-1999


    OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGION IN PRISON CASES

  • Massachusetts inmate challenges ban on multicolored rosaries
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-2000

  • Federal appeals court: Wisconsin inmates may wear crosses
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1999

  • Ohio inmate's religious-liberty suit gets go-ahead
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999

  • Federal judge: California prisons must allow Muslims to attend prayer services
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999

  • Federal appeals court: Prison officials violated Muslim inmate's rights
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1999

  • Inmate's satanic-bible claim must be heard, rules federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998

  • California prisoners free to practice religion
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-1998

  • Free-speech rights shouldn’t stop at the prison gate
    Freedom Forum - 1-15-1998

  • California inmates argue new dress code violates First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1997

  • Religion Behind Bars: A report on the extent to which prisoners exercise their First Amendment right to freedom of religion
    Freedom Forum - 1995


    OTHER STORIES

  • Street preachers sue Oregon city, claiming First Amendment violations
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-2000

  • N.C. city cites religion in denying permit for Black Family Day festival
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-2000

  • Sikh challenges concealed-weapon prosecution on religious-liberty grounds
    Freedom Forum - 9-20-1999

  • Worker sues Florida company, claiming Christianity forced upon her
    Freedom Forum - 7-28-1998

  • Hospital settles suit challenging restrictions on religious jewelry
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1998

  • State high court limits father’s say in children’s faith
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1997

  • Quote of the year: Arlo Guthrie
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1992

    BACK TO TOP OF PAGE

  • SLAPP LAWSUITS & WHISTLEBLOWER INTIMIDATION
  • Federal appeals panel reinstates former public employee's free-speech suit
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • Massachusetts Court Ruling Protects Citizen Critics From Police Libel Lawsuits
    ACLU - 6-20-2000

  • Divided federal appeals panel reinstates ex-jailer's First Amendment suit
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • 'Watchdog' newspaper publisher says he'll take case to Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-2000

  • Special counsel chief: Ruling could threaten whistle-blower cases
    Freedom Forum - 5-16-2000


    CALIFORNIA SLAPP LAW

  • ACLU Challenges California Criminal Law That Chills Citizen Complaints Against Police
    ACLU - 2-29-2000

  • ACLU Overturns Law and Protects CA Citizens From Being Sued by Police
    ACLU - 10-20-1999

  • California high court expands protections for citizens who speak out
    Freedom Forum - 1-22-1999


    FLORIDA SLAPP BILL

  • Florida lawmakers consider bills allowing police to sue over false complaints
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-2000


    GEORGIA WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION LAW

  • Georgia's whistle-blower law a 'cardboard shield,' says legal expert
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1998


    INDIANA ANTI-SLAPP BILL

  • Indiana Anti-SLAPP bill easily passes state Senate
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1998


    RHODE ISLAND SLAPP THROUGH FINES LAW

  • Bill punishing 'frivolous' ethics complaints becomes law in Rhode Island
    Freedom Forum - 7-10-1998

  • Bill punishing ’frivolous’ ethics complaints passes Rhode Island House
    Freedom Forum - 7-1-1998

  • Rhode Island Senate votes to punish ’frivolous’ ethics complaints
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-1998


    NURSING HOME COMPANY SUIT AGAINST CORNELL LABOR RESEARCHER

  • Company withdraws defamation claims against Cornell professor
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1998

  • Judge throws out defamation lawsuit against labor scholar
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • Educators speak up for professor fighting defamation claim
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1998


    BANNING, CA SUIT AGAINST CITIZEN'S PETITION DRIVE

  • ACLU Of Southern CA Comes to Aid Of Citizen Activists Sued by City Officials
    ACLU - 10-1-1998


    BOULDER, CO ACTIVIST SLAPP SUIT AGAINST ABORTION DOCTOR

  • Suit Against Abortion Doctor Threatens First Amendment Rights
    ACLU - 3-28-1997


    CHESTERTON, IN SUIT AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS

  • Another big wallet tries to sue public into silence
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998

  • City and developer to fight judge's dismissal of SLAPP suit
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998

  • Indiana court’s anti-SLAPP ruling echoes sentiment of recent legislation
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1998


    DES MOINES, IA DEVELOPER'S SUIT AGAINST COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

  • ACLU Defends Iowa Community Activist Sued for Speaking Out at City Council Meeting
    ACLU - 6-30-1999


    GLOUCESTER, MA ZONING BOARD SUIT AGAINST CITIZEN CRITICISM

  • Can you libel government? This board thinks so
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1998

  • Zoning officials sue residents who criticized decision
    Freedom Forum - 12-15-1998


    LONDON, OH TEACHER'S SUIT AGAINST STUDENTS FIGHTING RELIGIOUS INDOCTRINATION

  • ACLU Will Defend Five Sued for Libel By Football Coach in Ohio School Prayer Case
    ACLU - 7-6-1999


    LOS ANGELES, CA LANDLORD SUIT AGAINST TENANT ACTIVISTS

  • ACLU of Southern CA Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Arrest of Tenant Organizers
    ACLU - 2-2-1998


    MONTICELLO, MN MOBILE HOME PARK OWNER'S SUIT AGAINST ACTIVIST

  • Minnesota Civil Liberties Union Wins Dismissal Of Lawsuit Against Trailer Park Activist
    ACLU - 10-7-1999


    NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI LANDFILL OWNER'S SUIT AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST

  • RI Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling in ACLU Case In Support of Rhode Islanders' Right to Petition Government
    ACLU - 6-25-1996


    OXFORD, MI POLICE CHIEF SUIT AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWER OFFICER

  • ACLU of Michigan Defends Speech Rights Of Former Police Officer
    ACLU - 5-29-1997


    PINELLAS COUNTY, FL SUIT AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS

  • Florida county considers helping activists fight lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 12-14-1998


    PROVIDENCE, RI DEVELOPER'S SUIT AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS

  • RI Judge Dismisses SLAPP Suit
    ACLU - 10-3-1997


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA SUIT AGAINST WOMAN FILING POLICE COMPLAINT

  • CA Officer Drops SLAPP Suit Against Citizen
    ACLU - 12-21-1998


    SAN JOSE, CA LIBEL SUIT AGAINST REPORTER

  • Judge dismisses libel suit against reporter
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1999


    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA SLAPP CHARGE AGAINST DEVELOPER

  • California appeals court slaps developer for lawsuits filed against county
    Freedom Forum - 11-11-1998


    SANTA FE, NM DEVELOPER'S SUIT AGAINST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

  • N.M. attorney general sides with neighborhood being sued by company
    Freedom Forum - 11-9-1998


    ST. PAUL, OR DEVELOPER'S SUIT AGAINST CRITICISM IN LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Letter to the editor could cost Oregon land-use critic $500,000
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998


    WISE, VA MINING COMPANY'S SUIT AGAINST CITIZEN'S COMPLAINT

  • Coal company seeks to silence couple’s complaints
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1998


    OTHER SLAPP STORIES

  • How to SLAPP back
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-1998

  • Citizen groups seek end to polluters’ counter suits
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-1998

  • SLAPP happy
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1998


    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUBPOENA OF WHISTLEBLOWING ORGANIZATION'S PHONE RECORDS

  • ACLU Urges House Committee to Reconsider Overly Broad Subpoena of Whistleblower Organization
    ACLU - 3-9-2000


    CRANBURY, NJ REPORTER RETALIATED AGAINST FOR CRITICAL ARTICLES

  • ACLU Suit Helps Reporter Break Down "Blue Wall Of Silence"
    ACLU - 10-22-1996


    DES PERES, MO WHISTLEBLOWERS FIRED BY DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

  • Federal appeals panel sides with former public safety officers in retaliation claim
    Freedom Forum - 4-24-2000


    FAIRBANKS, AK FIREFIGHTERS THREATENED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST WORK CONDITIONS

  • Alaska city to pay $1.6 million to whistle-blowing firefighters
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000


    INDIANA REPORTER ARRESTED AFTER EXPOSING POLICE CORRUPTION

  • Indiana Reporter Arrested After Exposing Drug Task Force Corruption
    Refuse And Resist - 7-4-1998


    JACKSONVILLE, FL CITY BOARD MEMBER FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION

  • Florida whistle-blower wins $500,000 over firing
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-1999


    KETCHIKAN, AK DIRECTOR HARASSED FOR SPEAKING OUT ON ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

  • Woman wins $527,000 in free-speech, whistle-blower complaint
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998


    MADISON, WI POLICE WHISTLEBLOWER FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION

  • Federal appeals court rejects former police officer's retaliation claim
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-2000


    MASSACHUSETTS TROOPER FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT ABOUT FEDERAL INFORMANT CRIME

  • Mass. ACLU Wins $1.15 Million For Trooper in Whistleblower Suit
    ACLU - 9-25-1998


    MICHIGAN PRISON WORKER FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

  • Federal appeals panel reinstates prison hearing officer's retaliation claim
    Freedom Forum - 4-18-2000


    MILWAUKEE, WI POLICE OFFICERS TRANSFERRED FOR ROLE IN INVESTIGATION

  • Transferred Milwaukee police officers awarded $380,000 in damages
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-2000


    NEW YORK CITY, NY MTA BUS DRIVER FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION

  • Whistle-blowing N.Y. transit worker wins $545,000
    Freedom Forum - 8-13-1998


    NEW YORK CITY, NY POLICE WHISTLEBLOWER FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ABUSE

  • Attorneys for fired policewoman seek 'lawful justification' for dismissal
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999

  • ACLU Defends NYC Officer Who Was Fired After Testifying About Problem Police
    ACLU - 4-26-1999


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK DETECTIVE TRANSFERRED FOR SPEAKING OUT ABOUT PROBE MISHANDLING

  • Detective's First Amendment claim should be heard, rules appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1998


    POMONA, CA POLICE OFFICER HARASSED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION

  • Federal appeals panel reinstates whistle-blowing officer's lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 3-29-2000


    SANTA FE, NM INSPECTOR FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST CORRUPTION

  • Federal jury finds city tried to silence building inspector
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1999


    SCHENECTADY, NY PRISON WORKERS HARASSED FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST INMATE ABUSE

  • Federal court reinstates former jail employees' civil rights claim
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000


    SMITHFIELD, UT STUDENT KICKED OFF TEAM FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST HAZING

  • Federal appeals court: Judge must consider former student's retaliation claim
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-2000

  • Federal judge dismisses former student's hazing lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1998

  • Hazing victim: High school coach told me to keep quiet
    Freedom Forum - 7-30-1998


    SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA PARAMEDIC FIRED FOR SPEAKING OUT ABOUT STATION STAFFING

  • Virginia paramedic sues county after he was fired for Web site comments
    Freedom Forum - 11-20-1998


    TAMPA, FL REPORTERS FIRED FOR REPORTING ABOUT DANGER IN MILK SUPPLY

  • Reporters Press Lawsuit To Thwart FOX-TV Cover-Up
    Freedom Forum - 11-20-1998

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  • ALCOHOL, CIGARETTE & GAMBLING AD RESTRICTIONS
  • Atlantic City casinos can now advertise odds
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-2000

  • Federal appeals panel rejects college newspaper's challenge of ad rules
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-2000

  • Federal court of appeals upholds state ban on alcohol ads in college newspapers
    Student Press Law Center - 6-8-2000


    FCC ANTI-CASINO ADVERTISING BAN

  • Confusion creeps into celebration over lifting of casino ad ban
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1999

  • Supreme Court strikes down broadcast ban on casino ads
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-1999

  • Supreme Court questions government's rationale for casino ad ban
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999

  • Government has lonely task in defending broadcast ban on casino ads
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-1999

  • High court to re-examine commercial speech with gambling-ads case
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1999

  • Supreme Court to decide if casino ad ban violates free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-1999

  • Federal court upholds law banning broadcast of casino gaming ads
    Freedom Forum - 8-7-1998


    FEDERAL ANTI-ALCOHOL ADVERTISING BILL AND INVESTIGATIONS

  • Government scrutinizes alcohol ads
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • FCC chairman wants to examine liquor ad
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1998

  • New report recommends ban on alcohol ads
    Student Press Law Center - 2-5-1998

  • ACLU Opposes Unconstitutional Bill That Would Prohibit Alcohol Advertising
    ACLU - 5-16-1996


    FEDERAL ANTI-TOBACCO ADVERTISING BILL

  • White House cautions Congress against tobacco bill
    ACLU - 3-3-1998

  • Tobacco execs: Protect us or else
    ACLU - 2-25-1998

  • Paternalism and the Harkin-Bradley Bill: Proposal on Tobacco Advertising Would Violate the First Amendment
    ACLU - 3-21-1995


    FEDERAL ANTI-ALCOHOL INFORMATIONAL LABELING BILL

  • Thurmond bill would bar 'health' labels on alcoholic beverages
    Freedom Forum - 3-5-1999

  • Thurmond bill would bar 'health' labels on alcoholic beverages
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1998

  • Thurmond thwarts ‘healthy’ wine labels
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-1998


    FDA RESTRICTIONS ON TOBACCO ADVERTISEMENTS

  • ACLU Joins Opposition to Tobacco Pact; Says Speech Limits Are Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 3-24-1998


    FTC V. JOE CAMEL CASE

  • Trial begins in case of government vs. Joe Camel
    Freedom Forum - 11-10-1998

  • Report: Tobacco company, FTC to square off over Joe Camel
    Freedom Forum - 11-3-1998

  • Makers of Camel cigarettes balk at move to snuff out Old Joe
    Freedom Forum - 4-2-1998


    CALIFORNIA ANTI-ALCOHOL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING BILL

  • California legislator says kids, outdoor alcohol ads don't mix
    Freedom Forum - 3-1-2000


    COLORADO BEER LABEL LAW

  • Colorado ACLU Challenges Censorship of Beer Labels
    ACLU - 1-12-1998


    CONNECTICUT ANTI-TOBACCO LAWS

  • Connecticut officials go on the offensive against tobacco billboards
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998

  • Company files suit against Connecticut town’s new tobacco rules
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998

  • Connecticut officials consider tobacco-billboard ban
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1998


    MASSACHUSETTS ANTI-TOBACCO ADVERTISING LAW

  • Federal appeals court hears challenge to state's tobacco ad rules
    Freedom Forum - 4-10-2000

  • Federal appeals court blocks Massachusetts' new rules on tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 2-3-2000

  • Federal judge upholds restrictions on tobacco advertising
    Freedom Forum - 1-25-2000

  • Judge: Federal laws don't stop states from regulating location of tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 12-6-1999

  • Tobacco companies sue Massachusetts over ad restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-1999


    MISSOURI ANTI-BINGO ADVERTISING LAW

  • Judge: Missouri's ban on bingo ads tramples free speech
    Freedom Forum - 9-10-1998


    NEW YORK STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY BANNING OF BAD FROG BEER

  • Appeals court frees ‘bird-flipping’ frog
    Freedom Forum - 1-16-1998

  • New York Has Right to Boot ‘Bad Frog’ Beer
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1997


    NEW YORK INTERNET WINE LAW

  • Libertarian group challenges N.Y. rules on Internet wine advertising
    Freedom Forum - 2-8-2000


    OREGON ANTI-ALCOHOL TV ADVERTISING LAW

  • Oregon official: Ban on liquor ads violates free speech
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1998


    PENNSYLVANIA ANTI-ALCOHOL ADVERTISING IN UNIVERSITY MEDIA LAW CASES

  • Pittsburgh student paper fights alcohol censorship
    Libertarian Rock - 4-29-1999

  • Students and ACLU fight for the right to advertise alcohol in newspapers
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1999

  • Modern day Prohibition
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1998

  • Penn State editor counters state ad ban
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 1998

  • State’s college newspapers rankled by liquor-ad restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 2-16-1998

  • Alcohol-related ads banned
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1997


    RHODE ISLAND ANTI-ALCOHOL & TOBACCO ADVERTISING LAWS

  • R.I. legislators target tobacco, alcohol ads
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-2000

  • Supreme Ct. decision could weaken states' attempts to ban alcohol ads
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1996


    UTAH ANTI-ALCOHOL ADVERTISING BILL LAW

  • Utah newspaper runs liquor ads in defiance of state law
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-2000


    WEST VIRGINIA ANTI-TOBACCO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING BILL

  • West Virginia legislators consider banning outdoor tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-2000


    ALBANY, NY ANTI-TOBACCO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAW

  • Confusion forces delay of New York town’s cigarette ad ban
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-1998

  • New York city council bans colorful storefront tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1998


    BURLINGTON, VT ANTI-TOBACCO ADVERTISING LAW

  • Judge strikes down Burlington, Vt.'s tobacco ad restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1998

  • Store owners challenge town’s tobacco advertising ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 6-24-1998


    CHICAGO, IL ANTI-TOBACCO & ALCOHOL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAW

  • High court refuses to hear challenge to cities' rules on outdoor tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-2000

  • Federal judge strikes down Chicago's tobacco and alcohol billboard ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 7-31-1998


    DENVER, CO ANTI-TOBACCO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAW

  • Denver City Council puts limits on tobacco billboards
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • Denver City Council compromises on tobacco billboards
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1998

  • Denver students, mayor push for outdoor ad ban on tobacco
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1998


    LANSING, MI ANTI-TOBACCO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ORDINANCE

  • State attorney general supports city's tobacco billboard ban
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1998


    LOS ANGELES, CA ANTI-TOBACCO & ALCOHOL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAW

  • Los Angeles mayor approves tobacco, alcohol billboard ban
    Freedom Forum - 9-18-1998

  • L.A. City Council restricts outdoor ads for alcohol, tobacco
    Freedom Forum - 9-10-1998


    MILWAUKEE, WI ANTI-TOBACCO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAW

  • Milwaukee to delay enforcement of ban on tobacco billboards
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1998


    NEW YORK CITY, NY ANTI-TOBACCO ADVERTISING LAW

  • High court refuses to hear challenge to cities' rules on outdoor tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-2000

  • Advertisers challenge NYC’s tobacco billboard law
    Freedom Forum - 1-16-1998

  • Trade association to sue if outdoor tobacco-ad restrictions become law
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1998

  • Giuliani questions constitutionality of tobacco-ad restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1998

  • New York City adopts nation’s strictest cigarette billboard ban
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1997


    OAKLAND, CA ANTI-ALCOHOL OUTDOOR ADVERTISING LAW

  • Federal judge tells Oakland, Calif., to justify billboard restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 1-19-1999


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA ANTI-TOBACCO TAXICAB ADVERTISING ORDINANCE

  • San Francisco official wants to put brakes on taxicab tobacco ads
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1998


    WARREN, MI ANTI-TOBACCO OUTDOOR ADVERTISING ORDINANCE

  • Michigan city council votes to restrict tobacco billboards
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Billboards become testing ground for tobacco and alcohol ad bans
    Freedom Forum - 3-24-1998

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  • CENSORSHIP OF RACIST & HATE SPEECH
  • Federal judge: White supremacists don't need insurance to hold N.J. march
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • Philadelphia City Council takes step toward banning 'threatening' masks
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000

  • KKK leader criticizes state's decision on Adopt-A-Highway signs
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • Case of racist workplace speech piques interest of high court justice
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • High court refuses to consider use of racial epithets in workplace
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000


    While ROC is firmly opposed to racism, we understand the importance of protecting the free speech rights of racists. The answer to speech we oppose is to increase awareness through more speech of our own. For that reason, we refer you to the Anti-Racist Action network as an ally in combating racism.


    ILLINOIS CRIMINALIZATION OF INCENDIARY SPEECH BILL

  • Illinois House passes bill that would punish incendiary speech
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-2000

  • State appeals court upholds Illinois hate-crime law
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1999


    GEORGIA MASK BANNING LEGISLATION

  • Klan garb won't qualify as Halloween costume, says Georgia sheriff
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1998

  • Pennsylvania House considers ban of masks, hoods
    Freedom Forum - 1-16-1998


    MARYLAND MASK BANNING LEGISLATION

  • Maryland lawmaker wants to unmask Klan members
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-2000


    PENNSYLVANIA MASK BANNING LEGISLATION

  • Pennsylvania House considers ban of masks, hoods
    Freedom Forum - 1-16-1998


    INDIANA CITIES' MASK BANNING ORDINANCES

  • Federal judge strikes down Indiana town's ban on masks
    Freedom Forum - 5-11-1999

  • Indiana city council passes ordinance banning masks in public
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1998

  • Klan says cities' anti-mask ordinances muzzle freedom of speech
    Freedom Forum - 8-3-1998


    ERIE, PA MASK BANNING ORDINANCE

  • Federal judge rejects town's effort to unmask Klan
    Freedom Forum - 1-31-2000


    RESTRICTIONS ON WHITE SUPREMACIST ACTIVITIES


    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD

  • Maryland, In Failure for Free Speech, Shuts Down Adopt-a-Road Program
    ACLU - 3-30-1999


    BOSTON, MA

  • White supremacist group wins case of denied parade permit
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-1998


    CICERO, IL

  • Illinois judge affirms Klan’s right to march
    Freedom Forum - 3-6-1998

  • Court Okays Illinois Klan Rally
    ACLU - 3-5-1998


    CINCINNATI, OH

  • Court Orders City to Pay ACLU Attorney's Fees in Cincinnati Fountain Square Cross Case
    ACLU - 8-8-1996


    CLEVELAND, OH

  • Cleveland police union fails in bid to stop Klan rally
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1999

  • Judge knocks down challenge to Cleveland Klan rally
    Freedom Forum - 8-17-1999

  • Police union gives up fight against Klan rally but won't let go of hard feelings
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1999


    COEUR D'ALENE, ID

  • Protesters force detour of Idaho neo-Nazi parade
    Freedom Forum - 7-12-1999

  • Neo-Nazis petition Idaho city to allow main street march
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1999

  • Idaho city adopts new parade rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1999


    FORT PAYNE, AL

  • KKK threatens to sue Alabama town after officials deny parade permit
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-2000


    GAFFNEY, SC

  • KKK leader decries S.C. city council's decision to deny parade permit
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1999


    GRANT COUNTY, IN

  • Civil rights group questions county officials over Klan's rally request
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999


    LAFAYETTE, LA

  • First Amendment Triumphs in Lafayette Klan Rally Case
    ACLU Louisiana - 5-5-2000


    LANSING, MI

  • Ku Klux Klan takes rally argument to high court
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-1998


    MADISON, WI

  • Klan gets green light to hold rally at Wisconsin Capitol
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-1999

  • ACLU challenges state's refusal to issue permit for Klan rally
    Freedom Forum - 12-31-1998

  • ACLU Challenges Denial of Klan Rally Permit
    ACLU - 12-30-1998

  • Wisconsin governor tells top aide to refuse Klan rally permits
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1998


    MARION, AR

  • ACLU, KKK challenge Arkansas town's leafleting ban
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-1999


    MORRISTOWN, NJ

  • White supremacist vows to fight N.J. county's demands
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000

  • N.J. town official vows to stop white supremacist march
    Freedom Forum - 4-26-2000


    NEW YORK CITY, NY

  • Klan members rally — without masks — in NYC
    Freedom Forum - 10-25-1999

  • Federal appeals court: Klan can't wear masks in NYC march
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1999

  • Court clears way for Klan to rally — with hoods — in NYC
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1999

  • Klan sues NYC after being denied rally permit
    Freedom Forum - 10-20-1999

  • NYPD denies permit for Klan rally in Manhattan
    Freedom Forum - 10-14-1999


    PITTSBURGH, PA

  • KKK Sues Pittsburgh Over Mayor's Refusal To Permit Peaceful Political Rally
    ACLU - 3-19-1997


    ST. LOUIS, MO

  • Federal appeals panel: State can't bar KKK from Adopt-A-Highway program
    Freedom Forum - 4-3-2000

  • Missouri billboard's free-speech statement prompted by stolen KKK signs
    Freedom Forum - 1-10-2000

  • Federal judge clears way for KKK to join state's Adopt-A-Highway program
    Freedom Forum - 4-15-1999


    NEW YORK CITY, NY RESTRICTIONS ON BLACK SUPREMACISTS

  • Black Israelites claim NYC's harassment has silenced group
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1998

  • Groups win Times Square sound permits but want decision amplified
    Freedom Forum - 8-25-1998


    DANGER OF SPEECH RESTRICTIONS UNDER HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION

  • ACLU Calls on House to Protect Free Speech While Considering Hate Crimes Legislation
    ACLU - 8-4-1999

  • ACLU Seeks to Protect Free Speech Under New Hate Crimes Legislation
    ACLU - 5-11-1999

  • Criminalizing hate shackles everyone's rights
    Freedom Forum - 10-30-1998


    EMPLOYEE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS

  • California high court: Judge can bar bigoted speech in workplace
    ACLU - 4-2-1996

  • NYC firefighters who participated in racist float lose jobs
    Freedom Forum - 10-27-1998

  • NYCLU files suit for cop suspended for involvement in racist float
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1998

  • Police officer appeals dismissal for alleged anti-gay statements
    Freedom Forum - 9-1-1998

  • Multimedia company hopes to weigh in on free-speech case
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-1998

  • Treasury Panel Targets Off-Duty Behavior; ACLU Says Proposed Regulations Target the Constitution
    ACLU - 4-2-1996


    OTHER CASES

  • D.C. mayor's aide resigns over use of word 'niggardly'
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • Mass. Court Rules in Favor of Social Worker Fired for Telling Racist Joke
    ACLU - 10-19-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Confederate group sues state for refusing to allow logo on license plates
    Freedom Forum - 7-26-1999

  • Sons of Confederate Veterans to challenge law banning logo from license plates
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • Denial of law license creates First Amendment martyr
    Freedom Forum - 3-5-1999

  • Klan's cross returns to Cincinnati square
    Freedom Forum - 12-2-1998

  • You Can't Ban Hatred
    Internet Freedom - 7-28-1998

  • Even Ugly Speech Deserves Protection
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 10-1-1995

    SEE ALSO INTERNET ATTEMPTS TO BAN RACIST & HATE SPEECH

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  • BILL POSTING, FLYERING AND LEAFLETING RESTRICTIONS

    WASHINGTON, DC RESTRICTION ON PASSING OUT LEAFLETS AT U.S. CAPITOL

  • New York artist wins injunction in D.C. leafleting fight
    Freedom Forum - 3-22-2000

  • Speech Activist, 2
    Washington Post - 3-20-2000

  • NYC Artist Wins Federal Suit Against U.S. Gov’t
    Robert Lederman - 3-15-2000

  • Arrested For Handing Out a Leaflet about the First Amendment
    Robert Lederman - 3-16-1997


    CRIPPLE CREEK, CO RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING FLYERS

  • ACLU, union organizer challenge Colorado town's no-flier policy
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1998

  • Colorado ACLU Challenges Move to Censor Teamster
    ACLU - 12-10-1998


    DAVENPORT, IA RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING FLYERS

  • "Bix Smokes, Speech Lives!" Iowa Civil Liberties Union Declares
    ACLU - 7-27-1999

  • Iowa Couple Sues For Right To Distribute Controversial Flyers
    ACLU - 7-15-1999


    LAS VEGAS, NV RESTRICTION ON PASSING OUT LEAFLETS ON SIDEWALKS

  • Judge halts distribution of sexy fliers in front of two Las Vegas casinos
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1999

  • ACLU says Las Vegas police still targeting smut peddlers
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1999

  • Undersheriff reminds Las Vegas police to respect constitutional rights
    Freedom Forum - 10-22-1998

  • Federal appeals court re-opens Las Vegas Strip to pamphleteers
    Freedom Forum - 8-19-1998


    NEW YORK CITY, NY RESTRICTION ON POSTING LEAFLETS

  • Artist/Activists To Stand Trial On 1/31/2000
    Robert Lederman - 1-29-2000


    PASADENA, CA HANDBILL ORDINANCE

  • ACLU Sues City of Pasadena To Block Handbill Ordinance
    ACLU - 9-14-1998

  • Pasadena city council gives final approval to handbill ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-1998

  • California city council moves to restrict handbills
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-1998


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA RESTRICTION ON BILL POSTING

  • Opposition To Welfare Reform Is Suppressed In San Francisco
    Refuse And Resist - 7-12-1997

  • Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry Beaten, Arrested
    Refuse And Resist - 7-5-1997


    SEATTLE, WA RESTRICTION ON BILL POSTING

  • Free Speech Seattle works to strip city's poster ban
    Freedom Forum - 7-26-1999

  • Grassroots initiative fights Seattle ban on signs on poles, lampposts
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-1999


    RUTGERS UNIVERSITY RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE

  • Rutgers University Withdraws Charges Against Political Activists
    ACLU - 2-10-1997


    UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE

  • Federal judge overturns University of Texas leafleting ban
    Student Press Law Center - Fall 1999

  • Federal judge overturns University of Texas ban on leafleting by outsiders; some restrictions remain
    Student Press Law Center - 2-5-1999

  • University of Texas defends pamphlet distribution policy
    Freedom Forum - 11-20-1998


    OUACHITA NATIONAL PARK, AR RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS

  • ACLU of Arkansas Defends Man Ticketed for Distributing Literature
    ACLU - 2-8-2000


    SOUTHAMPTON, MA BAN ON LEAFLETS OUTSIDE TOWN MEETINGS

  • Town moderator to rescind ban on unofficial handouts at town meetings
    Freedom Forum - 8-17-1999

  • Civil libertarian decries restrictions on political handouts at town meetings
    Freedom Forum - 8-11-1999


    TOLEDO, OH RESTRICTION ON PASSING OUT LEAFLETS AT ONE GOVERNMENT CENTER

  • Citizens group sues state agency over leafleting rules
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1998

  • ACLU Files Suit Challenging Speech Restrictions at Ohio Government Center
    ACLU - 7-10-1998


    LEAFLETING RESTRICTIONS AT AIRPORTS

  • Airport bars air-traffic control technicians from protesting in terminal
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1999

  • High court turns away Hare Krishna appeal of anti-solicitation rules
    Freedom Forum - 2-22-1999

  • Free-speech lawsuit settled with American Airlines
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1998


    HILO, HI SHOPPING PLAZA RESTRICTION ON PASSING OUT LEAFLETS

  • Judge sentences shopping center protesters to fines or community service
    Freedom Forum - 7-28-1998

  • Hawaii court upholds trespass convictions in shopping center protest
    Freedom Forum - 5-4-1998


    MANCHESTER, NH MALL RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS

  • N.H. mall protesters convicted of trespassing
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-1999

  • N.H. mall protesters barred from arguing that trespassing was necessary
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1999

  • Activists ask judge to drop trespassing charges
    Freedom Forum - 9-22-1998

  • Are malls modern day village greens?
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-1998

  • New Hampshire activists argue for right to protest at malls
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1998


    SECAUCUS, NJ MALL RESTRICTION ON DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE AND PETITIONING

  • N.J. Supreme Court quizzes mall owners in dispute with leafleters
    Freedom Forum - 3-30-2000

  • N.J. appeals court sides with mall owners in dispute with activists
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1999

  • Judge says mall's regulations on leafleting violate free speech
    Freedom Forum - 9-11-1998

  • New Jersey Mall Leafleting Restrictions Declared Unconstitutional in 2nd ACLU Challenge
    ACLU - 8-31-1998

  • ACLU Says Mall's Restrictive Leafletting Policy Violates High Court Ruling On Free Speech
    ACLU - 10-24-1996


    OTHER MALL RESTRICTIONS ON DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS

  • Free-speech advocates: Don't shop until mall policy dropped
    Freedom Forum - 7-20-1999

  • Georgia high court backs mall's no-solicitation policy
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1999

  • Activists accuse Albuquerque malls of violating rights
    Freedom Forum - 12-22-1998

  • New Jersey suit seeks expansion of free-speech protections
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • N.J. anti-tax activists arrested at post office lose First Amendment claim
    Freedom Forum - 3-2-2000

  • Georgia library bars display of Bibles
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-2000

  • Hospital Trying To Censor Parent's Sidewalk Protest, ACLU Charges
    ACLU - 11-15-1999

  • ACLU threatens lawsuit if Hawaii bans sales, leafleting at state parks
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-1999

  • Appeals court orders new look at handbill case
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1998

  • Lab to pay $55,000 to settle protesters' lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998

  • Judge Rules that NM State Fair Violated Candidates' Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 2-2-1998

  • Jews for Jesus fights ‘free-speech zones’
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1998

  • Court Blocks Boston's Ban On Leafletting at Faneuil Hall
    ACLU - 12-22-1997

  • Freedom of Speech Arrives On Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux Place
    ACLU - 10-24-1997

  • 6 Arrested in Pro-Mumia Protest in Philadelphia
    Refuse And Resist - 7-31-1995

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  • ANTI-PROFANITY LAWS
  • ACLU Declares Victory in Challenge to Colorado "Anti-profanity" Regulation
    ACLU - 7-6-2000


    COLORADO ANTI-PROFANITY IN BARS LAW

  • Bar owner posts vulgar sign after court gives OK
    Freedom Forum - 10-7-1999

  • ACLU Challenges Ban on Profanity in Colorado
    ACLU - 9-16-1999

  • Colorado bar owner in hot water over vulgar signs
    Freedom Forum - 9-15-1999


    COLORADO BEER LABEL LAW

  • Colorado ACLU Challenges Censorship of Beer Labels
    ACLU - 1-12-1998


    FLORIDA ARREST FOR VIOLATION OF OBSCENE BUMPER STICKER LAW

  • Florida woman files civil rights suit over profane bumper sticker
    Freedom Forum - 11-29-1999

  • Florida drops charges involving profane bumper sticker
    Freedom Forum - 11-19-1999

  • Woman contends profane bumper sticker is protected speech
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1999


    MICHIGAN ARREST FOR VIOLATION OF ANTI-PROFANITY LAW

  • Canoeist's crusade continues as court upholds cursing conviction
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-2000

  • Judge Upholds Anti-swearing Law
    Excite News - 2-17-2000

  • Canoeist Tim Boomer is sentenced; appeal is planned
    ACLU Michigan - Fall 1999

  • Canoeist sentenced to community service for curses
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1999

  • Canoeist to combat cursing conviction
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1999

  • ACLU of Michigan to Appeal Conviction of Timothy Boomer, the "Cussing Canoeist"
    ACLU - 6-14-1999

  • Witnesses repeat canoeist's curses for court
    Freedom Forum - 6-11-1999

  • Jury to decide if cursing will send canoeist up a creek
    Freedom Forum - 6-10-1999

  • 'Cussing Canoeist' Trial Opens Thursday
    ACLU - 6-8-1999

  • County judge orders canoeist to stand trial under anti-cursing law
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1999

  • Attorneys debate constitutionality of anti-profanity law
    Freedom Forum - 1-26-1999

  • ACLU Defends Detroit Man on Trial for Cursing
    ACLU - 1-22-1999

  • Attorney for man charged with cursing blasts 101-year-old law
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1998

  • Michigan man ticketed for cussing wants charges dismissed
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1998


    MICHIGAN ARREST FOR VIOLATION OF ANTI-PROFANITY LAW TAKE TWO

  • Another Michigan man faces charges under 1897 anti-cussing law
    Freedom Forum - 4-27-2000


    NEW YORK STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY BANNING OF BAD FROG BEER

  • Appeals court frees ‘bird-flipping’ frog
    Freedom Forum - 1-16-1998

  • New York Has Right to Boot ‘Bad Frog’ Beer
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1997


    NORTH CAROLINA ANTI-PROFANITY LAWS

  • Antiquated N.C. laws linger on books
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1999


    TENNESSEE ARREST FOR VIOLATION OF OBSCENE BUMPER STICKER LAW

  • Tacky yes, obscene no
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1998

  • Judge dismisses ticket for 'offensive' truck decal
    Freedom Forum - 9-18-1998


    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA MAN JAILED FOR CURSING AND DOOR SLAMMING

  • Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction Of Pennsylvania Courtroom Door Slammer
    ACLU - 6-25-1997


    BELLEVUE, WA ANTI-PROFANE PHONE CALLS ORDINANCE

  • Washington high court disconnects ordinance banning 'profane' phone calls
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-2000

  • Man asks state high court to overturn city's ban on harassing phone calls
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1999


    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO ANTI-PROFANITY ORDINANCE

  • City proposes to prohibit verbal incitement to violence
    Freedom Forum - 11-25-1998

  • ACLU blasts Colorado Springs' anti-profanity rule
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1998

  • ACLU Challenges Colorado Springs Anti-Profanity Law
    ACLU - 5-5-1998


    FALLS CITY, NE ARREST FOR VIOLATION OF ANTI-PROFANITY ORDINANCE

  • "Profanity" Charges Dropped in Nebraska
    ACLU - 10-1-1997


    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH ARREST FOR CURSING AT POLICE OFFICER

  • Ohio appeals court reverses conviction of woman who cursed in store
    Freedom Forum - 12-9-1999


    HAMILTON, OH ARREST FOR CURSING AT POLICE OFFICER

  • Cop-cursing defendant loses free-speech argument before Ohio appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 12-3-1999


    LEBANON COUNTY, PA ARREST FOR CURSING AT POLICE OFFICER

  • Pennsylvania high court dismisses charges against woman who cussed at cop
    Freedom Forum - 5-6-1999


    SPRINGFIELD, MO ANTI-PROFANITY ORDINANCE

  • City Amends Cursing Ordinance
    ACLU - 8-23-1995


    WATOWAN COUNTY, MN ARREST FOR INSULTING THE MILITARY

  • State appeals court reverses man's conviction for offensive speech
    Freedom Forum - 10-11-1999


    WINONA, MN ARREST FOR CURSING AT POLICE OFFICER

  • State appeals court won't allow free-speech plea for cop-cursing defendant
    Freedom Forum - 9-17-1999


    OTHER STORIES

  • Electrician says ‘political correctness’ infringing on his free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1998

  • Court finds vulgar term doesn't qualify as defamation
    Freedom Forum - 5-8-1998

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  • MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
  • Some experts hopeful despite public's First Amendment views
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-2000

  • Panel: Public needs better First Amendment education
    Freedom Forum - 7-11-2000

  • Boston Phoenix announces third annual Muzzle Awards
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-2000

  • Survey shows public would restrict America's freedoms
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Americans support First Amendment principles but often not practices
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Where Americans stand on freedom
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Pay heed to First Amendment, training editors urged
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-2000

  • Supreme Court lets Ohio ruling on principals stand
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    "ENGLISH ONLY" LAWS

  • Two lawsuits challenge Alaska's English-only law
    Freedom Forum - 2-19-1999

  • Supporters of 'English-only' law find no help from Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 1-11-1999


    FREE SPEECH ENEMIES

  • The Jefferson Muzzles
    Thomas Jefferson Center - 4-13-2000

  • Rudolph Giuliani, case study
    Freedom Forum - 11-29-1999

  • New York Mayor No Friend to First Amendment, NYCLU Says at Independence Day Rally
    ACLU - 7-4-1998

  • Civil libertarians: Giuliani’s efforts threaten First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1998

  • Giuliani tangles with First Amendment issues in battle to clean up NYC
    Freedom Forum - 5-29-1998

  • 'Jefferson Muzzles' awarded to 11 'winners'
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1998


    HUNTER HARASSMENT LAWS

  • Illinois appeals court rejects challenge to state's hunter-harassment law
    Freedom Forum - 7-15-1999

  • N.J. appeals court upholds hunter-harassment law
    Freedom Forum - 7-2-1999


    NOISE ORDINANCE CASES

  • Florida appeals court blasts Sarasota's noise ordinance as unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-2000

  • Court pulls plug on Oregon noise ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 2-28-2000

  • Mayor, city council close to working out deal on noise ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 11-4-1999

  • County judge blasts Pennsylvania town's noise ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1999


    PC SEXUAL HARASSMENT STORIES

  • Feminism And Free Speech: Sexual Harassment
    Feminists For Free Expression - 1995

  • Cultural Fascism
    The Justice on Campus Project - 11-9-1991


    PIZZA HUT V. PAPA JOHN'S ADVERTISING CASE

  • Pizza Hut asks federal appeals panel to uphold decision against rival
    Freedom Forum - 4-7-2000

  • Pizza slogan slugfest raises free-speech questions for advertisers
    Freedom Forum - 2-8-2000

  • Papa John's takes aim at Pizza Hut's slogan
    Freedom Forum - 2-4-2000

  • Federal magistrate tells pizza maker it 'better' lose slogan
    Freedom Forum - 1-4-2000


    SOLICITATION RESTRICTIONS CASES

  • Seattle suburb passes law curbing door-to-door solicitation
    Freedom Forum - 3-13-2000

  • Vacuum cleaner salespeople hope to sweep away city's solicitation ban
    Freedom Forum - 8-16-1999

  • Massachusetts town residents back limits on door-to-door canvassing
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-1999

  • Environmentalists sue town over limits on door-to-door canvassing
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-1999

  • Iowa civil libertarians sue over town’s solicitation ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-1998

  • Ocean City Soliciting Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 6-27-1995


    EDITORIAL STORIES

  • Don't just condemn censors, confront them
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-2000

  • Statement On Minor's Rights From Peacefire
    Peacefire - 2000

  • Women Who Censor
    Index On Censorship - 2000

  • Independence Day and First Amendment Surveys
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 7-6-1999

  • Report gives low grades on First Amendment actions
    Freedom Forum - 3-8-1999

  • U.S. teens lack knowledge of Constitution
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 11-1-1998

  • Federal appellate judge speaks out on the First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1998

  • Report gives government low grades on First Amendment actions
    Freedom Forum - 3-11-1998

  • An important piece of U.S. Constitutional history: The Doctrine of Incorporation
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 7-1-1997

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes: First Amendment Hero
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 11-1-1995

  • Scared Enough To Hurt Ourselves
    First Amendment Cyber-Tribune - 8-1-1995

  • Is there a right to speech that advocates illegal acts or violence?
    The Justice on Campus Project - 1995


    OTHER STORIES

  • Computer hacker says government has ordered him off lecture circuit
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-2000

  • Photographer wins dispute with Rock and Roll Hall
    Freedom Forum - 9-13-1999

  • Drivers can use headlights to flash warning, court rules
    Freedom Forum - 8-2-1999

  • California appeals court strikes down ban on carrying pagers
    Freedom Forum - 10-28-1998

  • FDA Orders Books Destroyed
    Refuse And Resist - 7-3-1998

  • Alumnus donates $3.5 million to remember Free Speech Movement
    Freedom Forum - 5-1-1998

  • Attorneys challenge law barring contact with airplane crash victims
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-1998

  • Ozarks ACLU Challenges 'Prophecy' Prohibitions
    ACLU - 6-18-1996

  • Yoga leads to devil worship!
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 9-1-1990

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  • CENSORSHIP OF SIGNS AND DISPLAYS
  • ACLU Claims Free Speech Victory in Texas; Displaying Political Posters is Now Legal
    ACLU - 7-19-2000

  • Federal Judge Approves Georgia County's Agreement Not to Enforce Challenged Sign Ordinance
    ACLU - 7-10-2000


    ALEXANDRIA, VA BAN ON SIGNS

  • City council decides public signs are public nuisance
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1997


    AVONDALE ESTATES, GA RESTRICTIONS ON "FOR SALE" SIGNS

  • Residents challenge Atlanta suburb's residential sign ban
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1998


    BELOIT, WI RESTRICTION ON SIGNS

  • Wisconsin woman fined for hanging ribbons claims free-speech violation
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1999


    CARSON CITY, NV RESTRICTIONS ON MOBILE HOME PARK POLITICAL SIGNS

  • Bill would promote political speech rights for mobile-home residents
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1999


    CORALVILLE, IA CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL PROTEST YARD SIGN

  • Iowa town, civil rights group work to settle lawsuit over yard sign
    Freedom Forum - 1-5-2000

  • Iowa man fights to keep yard sign
    Freedom Forum - 12-7-1999

  • ACLU Files Suit to Protect Citizen's Right To Protest in His Own Front Yard
    ACLU - 12-3-1999


    DURHAM, NC RESTRICTION ON FLAG DISPLAY

  • N.C. veterans promise to keep up fight against flag ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 3-27-2000

  • North Carolina veterans file federal lawsuit to fly large flag
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1998

  • Veterans set off flag flap with supersized Stars and Stripes
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1998


    EUREKA SPRINGS, AR RESTRICTION ON MOTEL ROOM RATE SIGNS

  • Innkeeper sues Arkansas town over sign ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 10-25-1999


    HILLSBORO BEACH, FL CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL PROTEST YARD SIGN

  • ACLU Sues Town of Hillsboro Beach To Prevent Removal of "Impeach Clinton" Sign
    ACLU - 12-15-1998


    HONOLULU, HI ADULT BUSINESS SIGN RESTRICTIONS CASE

  • Adult video store wins temporary reprieve in fight to keep signs
    Freedom Forum - 10-2-1998

  • Honolulu adult video store fights to keep signs
    Freedom Forum - 9-30-1998


    INDIO, CA RESTRICTION ON BUSINESS MURAL

  • Local Laws Seek to Regulate Outdoor Murals as “Signs”
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999


    INGLEWOOD, CA RESTRICTION ON DISPLAY OF FLAGS

  • ACLU Sues Inglewood For Stopping School From Displaying Flags
    ACLU - 10-12-1995


    IRWIN, PA BAN ON POLITICAL SIGNS

  • Pennsylvania town rescinds restrictions on political signs
    Freedom Forum - 10-8-1999


    MONACA, PA ATTEMPT TO CENSOR ROOFTOP TOILET PROTEST

  • Magistrate won't flush homeowner's rooftop toilet display — yet
    Freedom Forum - 12-23-1999


    MYRTLE BEACH, SC RESTRICTION ON DISPLAY OF FLAGS

  • When rainbow flags wouldn't fly with city, café owner painted rainbows instead
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999


    NEW JERSEY ADULT BUSINESS SIGN RESTRICTIONS CASE

  • Supreme Court won't hear challenge to N.J. limits on adult business signs
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-1999

  • New Jersey's high court upholds state rules on sex shop signs
    Freedom Forum - 7-22-1998

  • Show Girl Palace may again display its showgirls
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1998


    NORCROSS, GA ENGLISH LANGUAGE SIGN ORDINANCE

  • Operator of Hispanic market challenges town's business-sign rules
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1999

  • Hispanics speak out against Atlanta suburbs' rules on business signs
    Freedom Forum - 3-9-1999


    OXFORD, OH CENSORSHIP OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY OFF-CAMPUS HOUSE SIGNS

  • Residents ask city to regulate off-campus house signs
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-1998


    PEPPERELL, MA CENSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS YARD DISPLAY

  • Massachusetts town orders removal of huge religious signs in yard
    Freedom Forum - 11-1-1999

  • Woman wants neighbor to dismantle religious shrine
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1999


    RICHMOND, VA RESTRICTION ON DISPLAY OF FLAGS

  • Vietnam veteran’s neighborhood dispute prompts flag-flying bill
    Freedom Forum - 2-22-2000


    ROCHESTER HILLS, MI RESTRICTION ON HOME BUSINESS SIGNS

  • Michigan high court tells lower court to re-examine ban on home-business signs
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • MI Court Upholds Homeowner's Free Speech
    ACLU - 6-25-1997


    SAN JOSE, CA CENSORSHIP OF YARD SCULPTURE DISPLAY

  • The Arts Under Attack: Sculptor Fights City Hall and Wins
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Fall 1997


    SOUTH CAROLINA CITIES' BANS ON POLITICAL SIGNS

  • ACLU says towns' restrictions on campaign signs violate free speech
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1998

  • ACLU of South Carolina Objects To Political Sign Laws
    ACLU - 10-19-1998


    ST. PAUL, MN BILLBOARD BANNING ORDINANCE

  • Voters to decide future of billboards in St. Paul, Minn
    Freedom Forum - 10-15-1999


    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL PROTEST YARD SIGN

  • Ohio couple pressures town into revamping sign law
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-1998


    UPPER ST. CLAIR, PA CENSORSHIP OF BUTTERFLY ART YARD DISPLAY

  • Butterfly painter nets deal with city over big yard art
    Freedom Forum - 3-23-2000

  • PA Town Ends Fight Over Resident's Display of "Butterfly" Artwork on Front Lawn
    ACLU - 3-22-2000

  • ACLU backs Pennsylvania artist's right to display painting in yard
    Freedom Forum - 8-5-1999

  • "Butterflies Are Free!" ACLU Declares in PA Artwork Controversy
    ACLU - 7-29-1999


    WASHINGTON, DC RESTRICTION ON BUSINESS MURAL

  • Mural Called “Offensive”; Owner Fined for Improper Sign
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Winter 1999


    YORK, PA CENSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS YARD DISPLAY

  • Woman sues Pennsylvania city over religious yard sign
    Freedom Forum - 12-1-1999

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  • CENSORSHIP OF PRISONERS
  • Michigan prison must allow '20/20' interview, court rules
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-2000

  • Federal appeals panel sides with inmate in dispute over peanut butter and religion
    Freedom Forum - 7-13-2000

  • Prison Legal News cries 'censorship' over Nevada prison policy
    Freedom Forum - 7-12-2000

  • Wisconsin appeals court says prison officials can limit inmates to four books
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-2000

  • Arkansas inmates criticize jail's new rules on romantic reading
    Freedom Forum - 5-16-2000


    STATE OF OHIO PROPOSAL TO CENSOR LAST WORDS BEFORE EXECUTIONS

  • Dissenting judges criticize state's denial of last rites for death-row inmate
    Freedom Forum - 4-11-2000

  • Ohio Senate panel backs inmate last-words bill
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-2000

  • ACLU Objects to Ohio Proposal to Deny Condemned Prisoners Their Final Words
    ACLU - 1-5-2000

  • ACLU of Ohio Sues to Prevent State From Censoring Last Words of Death Row Prisoners
    ACLU - 7-6-1999


    CENSORSHIP OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

  • Prison must allow condemned newsman to write, rules appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 8-26-1998

  • Former journalist seeks right to pursue profession
    Freedom Forum - 12-10-1997

  • Abu-Jamal
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997

  • ACLU Files Brief Supporting Mumia's Free Speech Rights
    ACLU - 8-25-1995

    SEE ALSO MUMIA ABU-JAMAL CASE STORIES
    CENSORSHIP OF ADULT PUBLICATIONS IN PRISONS

  • High court refuses to consider inmate's appeal of jail ban of nude pictures
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-2000

  • Utah Legislature limits inmate access to sexually explicit material
    Freedom Forum - 3-7-2000

  • Arizona prison can bar highly explicit adult magazines, federal court rules
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1999

  • Divided appeals court upholds jail ban on nude pictures
    Freedom Forum - 8-18-1999

  • High court refuses to hear case on prisoner access to porn
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-1999

  • Utah inmates file federal lawsuit over mail policies
    Freedom Forum - 6-25-1999

  • No porn for prisoners under Maryland proposal
    Freedom Forum - 2-17-1999

  • Utah county settles suit over nude materials in jail
    Freedom Forum - 11-6-1998

  • Appeals court: No porn for federal prisoners
    Freedom Forum - 9-18-1998

  • Courts Acknowledge Right to Sexual Materials in Prison But Not On Base
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Fall 1998

  • Federal court throws out ban on sexy reading for inmates
    Freedom Forum - 7-23-1998

  • Federal appeals court: Jail ban on nude photos is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-1998

  • New Jersey barred from enforcing prisoner ban on sexy reading
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1998


    CENSORSHIP OF MUSIC IN PRISONS

  • Federal appeals court OKs prison ban on sexual, violent music
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999


    CENSORSHIP OF BOOKS AND MAGAZINES IN PRISONS

  • Acting on Behalf of Inmates and Local Publishers, ACLU Challenges Censorship in Colorado Prisons
    ACLU - 3-22-2000

  • Texas appeals court reinstates prisoner's free-speech claim
    Freedom Forum - 2-11-2000

  • Washington state prisoners challenge ban on inmate newsletter
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1999

  • Magistrate backs ending ban on magazines, papers for segregated inmates
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999

  • Federal appeals court strikes down prison rule against gifts of publications
    Freedom Forum - 3-31-1999


    RESTRICTIONS ON INMATE ACCESS FOR INTERVIEWS

  • California governor nixes inmate-access bill
    Freedom Forum - 9-9-1999

  • California Senate votes to overturn prison-interview restrictions
    Freedom Forum - 8-24-1999


    SOUTH CAROLINA PRISON SEGRATION OF INMATES FOR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

  • Five Percenters to remain segregated in S.C. prisons, federal court rules
    Freedom Forum - 4-23-1999

  • Group of S.C. inmates fights policy of segregation
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-1999


    RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGIOUS PRACTICES OF INDIANS IN PRISONS

  • Massachusetts inmates push prison to build sweat lodge
    Freedom Forum - 12-20-1999

  • Condemned American Indian allowed to undergo religious rite
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1999

  • Indians claim Alabama prisons stifle religious freedom
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-1998


    ATTEMPTS TO STIFLE INMATE LEGAL CRITICISM OF PRISON POLICY

  • ACLU challenges statute penalizing inmates who file unsuccessful lawsuits
    Freedom Forum - 10-13-1998

  • Judge refuses to muzzle private prison's foes
    Freedom Forum - 8-27-1998


    OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGION IN PRISON CASES

  • Massachusetts inmate challenges ban on multicolored rosaries
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-2000

  • Federal appeals court: Wisconsin inmates may wear crosses
    Freedom Forum - 11-30-1999

  • Ohio inmate's religious-liberty suit gets go-ahead
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999

  • Federal judge: California prisons must allow Muslims to attend prayer services
    Freedom Forum - 7-19-1999

  • Federal appeals court: Prison officials violated Muslim inmate's rights
    Freedom Forum - 7-16-1999

  • Inmate's satanic-bible claim must be heard, rules federal appeals court
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998

  • California prisoners free to practice religion
    Freedom Forum - 2-23-1998

  • California inmates argue new dress code violates First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • Free-speech rights shouldn’t stop at the prison gate
    Freedom Forum - 1-15-1998

  • Religion Behind Bars: A report on the extent to which prisoners exercise their First Amendment right to freedom of religion
    Freedom Forum - 1995

  • Free James Brown
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 6-1-1990

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  • FOOD LIBEL & DISPARAGEMENT LAWS

    ARKANSAS FOOD LIBEL BILL

  • Arkansas food-libel bill: Trying to squash criticism
    Freedom Forum - 3-19-1999

  • Arkansas Senate committee has no appetite for food-libel bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-1999

  • Arkansas House passes food-libel bill
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1999


    TEXAS FOOD LIBEL LAW

  • Texas House spurns effort to repeal veggie-libel law
    Freedom Forum - 5-7-1999

  • Texas House committee chews on bill that would repeal veggie-libel law
    Freedom Forum - 4-8-1999

  • Cattle industry hopes to corral disparaging words about beef
    Freedom Forum - 4-6-1999

  • Texas lawmaker seeks repeal of food-libel laws
    Freedom Forum - 12-21-1998


    WISCONSIN FOOD LIBEL BILL

  • Wisconsin lawmaker re-introduces food-libel bill
    Freedom Forum - 2-6-1998


    TEXAS CATTLEMAN INDUSTRY V. OPRAH WINFREY CASE

  • Federal appeals court: Oprah guilty of melodrama but not libel
    Freedom Forum - 2-9-2000

  • Oprah's attorney opposes retrial of cattlemen's claims in state court
    Freedom Forum - 6-3-1999

  • Beef barons steer Oprah back into court
    Freedom Forum - 4-17-1998

  • Jury rejects cattlemen's lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey
    Freedom Forum - 2-26-1998

  • Ranchers fail to make case for ‘veggie libel’
    Freedom Forum - 2-18-1998

  • Oprah takes stand in beef-defamation trial
    Freedom Forum - 2-5-1998

  • Jury selection begins in trial of ranchers vs. Oprah
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1998

  • Judge declines to change locale, lift gag order in Oprah trial
    Freedom Forum - 1-14-1998

  • Defaming cattle or damaging democracy?
    Freedom Forum - 1-7-1998

  • Cattle ranchers’ beef with Oprah goes to court
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1998

  • Texas ranchers sue Oprah in test of food-libel laws
    Freedom Forum - 12-30-1997


    TEXAS TURF FARMER SUES OVER COMMENTS ABOUT GRASS

  • Texas judge weeds out grass suit
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1998

  • Texas turf farmer sues agriculture agent after business wilts
    Freedom Forum - 3-16-1998


    BUCKEYE EGG FARM SUES OHIO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP

  • Anticipated challenge to veggie-libel law cracks as Ohio egg company drops suit
    Freedom Forum - 7-8-1998


    POINT REYES, CA REMOVAL OF PAINTINGS CRITICAL OF MEAT CASE

  • Land Trust Censors Art Critical of Meat, Dairy Industries
    National Campaign For Freedom Of Expression - Summer 1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • Veggie-libel laws chill free speech, say panelists
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1998

  • Statement By The National Coalition Against Censorship In Support Of The Foodspeak Coalition
    National Coalition Against Censorship - 5-1-1998

  • Coalition readies for fight over food-libel laws
    Freedom Forum - 4-30-1998

  • ACLU Joins Food Speak Coalition To Fight "Veggie Libel" Laws
    ACLU - 4-29-1998

  • Coalition gears up campaign against veggie-libel laws
    Freedom Forum - 4-29-1998

  • Ready to take it out on a sweet potato?
    Freedom Forum - 1-28-1998

  • ACLU Says 'Veggie Libel' Laws Are Patently Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 1-22-1998

  • About product-disparagement laws
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-1998

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  • RESTRICTIONS ON THE HOMELESS
  • Homeless Vow Philly March Disappearing the Poor
    Village Voice - 7-12-2000

  • NYC protesters get go-ahead to sleep on city sidewalks
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000


    CLEVELAND, OH HOMELESS STREET SWEEPS POLICY

  • ACLU, Cleveland settle lawsuit filed by homeless
    Freedom Forum - 2-7-2000

  • ACLU Settlement Victory Ends Homeless "Street Sweep" Law
    ACLU - 2-2-2000

  • Cleveland Homeless Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial
    ACLU - 1-31-1997


    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL BAN ON BEGGING AT THE BEACH

  • High court refuses to hear challenge to Florida city's anti-begging law
    Freedom Forum - 11-1-1999

  • Federal appeals panel upholds Florida city's ban on beach begging
    Freedom Forum - 6-4-1999


    INDIANAPOLIS, IN ANTI-BEGGING ORDINANCE

  • Federal judge upholds Indianapolis' anti-begging law
    Freedom Forum - 9-30-1999

  • Civil libertarians want Indianapolis' anti-begging ordinance blocked
    Freedom Forum - 8-12-1999


    LOS ANGELES, CA ANTI-BEGGING ORDINANCE

  • California high court bolsters local anti-begging laws
    Freedom Forum - 3-3-2000

  • California's high court to review L.A.'s anti-panhandling ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 11-5-1998

  • Civil rights activists ask appeals court to throw out L.A.'s anti-begging law
    Freedom Forum - 8-4-1998

  • Appeals court studies Los Angeles’ panhandling ordinance
    Freedom Forum - 3-17-1998

  • Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Blocking Los Angeles Panhandling Law
    ACLU - 10-30-1997


    NEW YORK CITY, NY - GIULIANI'S WAR ON THE HOMELESS

  • Giuliani Has 125 Arrested in NYC Shelters While Sleeping
    Robert Lederman - 1-21-2000

  • Giuliani Steps On the Homeless
    Robert Lederman - 11-20-1999


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK BARTERING LICENSE FEE POLICY

  • Highway robbery leaves needy speechless
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1999

  • Bartering for food in Oklahoma City now requires license
    Freedom Forum - 7-14-1999


    PHILADELPHIA, PA "SIDEWALK BEHAVIOR" BILL

  • Civil libertarians sue Philadelphia over new 'sidewalk behavior' law
    Freedom Forum - 1-20-1999

  • Philadelphia council passes ‘sidewalk behavior’ bill
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-1998

  • Philadelphia council tentatively passes ‘sidewalk behavior’ bill
    Freedom Forum - 6-12-1998


    SAN DIEGO, CA ARRESTS OF FOOD NOT BOMBS ACTIVISTS

  • ACLU Requests Temporary Restraining Order to Protect "Food Not Bombs" Right to Feed and Assist Homeless in Pershing Square Park
    ACLU Southern California - 1-4-2000


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA ARREST OF FOOD NOT BOMBS ACTIVIST

  • Opposition To Welfare Reform Is Suppressed In San Francisco
    Refuse And Resist - 7-12-1997

  • Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry Beaten, Arrested
    Refuse And Resist - 7-5-1997


    RESTRICTIONS ON HOMELESS SHELTERS

  • Federal judge: NYC punished AIDS service group over criticism of mayor
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1999

  • Religious mission challenges Salt Lake City's redevelopment plan
    Freedom Forum - 9-13-1999

  • Church Restriction Lawsuit Settled in Richmond
    ACLU - 11-7-1997


    OTHER STORIES

  • Federal appeals court reinstates Kansas City ban on sidewalk peddling
    Freedom Forum - 10-21-1999

  • Hawaii County Council debates banning aggressive panhandling
    Freedom Forum - 10-1-1998

  • Magistrate declares anti-panhandling ordinances unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 5-27-1998

  • Miami Settles Homeless Lawsuit
    ACLU - 12-18-1997

  • ACLU of Maine Challenges Panhandling Ordinance in Portland
    ACLU - 7-3-1997

  • Massachusetts High Court Declares Begging Law Unconstitutional
    ACLU - 5-14-1997

  • Berkeley Drops Anti-Solicitation, Anti-Sitting Laws; Council's Vote Will Settle ACLU Class Action Lawsuit
    ACLU - 5-14-1997

  • ACLU Wins First Round In Challenge To Colorado Begging Law
    ACLU - 9-6-1996

  • Federal Judge Invalidates City of Cleveland's Tax On Sidewalk Newspaper Distributors
    ACLU - 5-4-1995

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  • DRUG WAR CENSORSHIP
  • Congress considers another bill forbidding online drug discussions
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000

  • ALERT: Help Save Freedom of Speech from the Drug War
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-16-2000

  • Follow That Story, Part I: McCarthyism in Syracuse
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-16-2000

  • Pro-marijuana group sues transit agency for refusing ads
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000


    METHAMPHETAMINE ANTI-PROLIFERATION ACT

  • Opposition to Meth Bill Mounting
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • DRCNet Potentially Threatened by Meth Bill
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • EDITORIAL: Oaths and Allegiances
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • Drugwar Censorship Bill in Congress, Threatens Bill of Rights!
    MaxPages - 5-28-2000

  • Latest Drug War Tactic An Attack on All Americans
    ACLU - 5-24-2000

  • Drug Bill Threatens Privacy of All Americans
    ACLU - 5-15-2000

  • Drugwar Censorship Bill in Congress, Threatens Bill of Rights!
    Dallas Morning News - 3-27-2000

  • EDITORIAL: A Not So Nutty Professor
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 1-28-2000

  • Stop the Anti-Proliferation Act From Proliferating
    The Last Word - 1-28-2000

  • Smashing Meth or Trashing Rights?
    Media Awareness Project - 1-24-2000

  • Marijuana activists denounce proposed ban of drug recipes
    Freedom Forum - 1-6-2000

  • Contact Legislators: Stop the Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act of 1999!
    Electronic Frontier Foundation - 2000

  • Bill Would Outlaw Internet Drug Information
    The Cannibis Information Network - 2000

  • Senate panel considers ban on Internet drug recipes
    Freedom Forum - 7-29-1999


    BOSTON, MA DENIAL OF PERMIT FOR POT RALLY

  • Two cities fail to snuff out pot rallies
    Freedom Forum - 9-9-1998

  • Pot-rally organizers say Boston's permit denial is unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 8-14-1998


    DENVER, CO BOOKSTORE SUBPOENAED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON BOOK SALE

  • Bookstore tries to shelve subpoena of purchase records
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-2000

  • Denver bookstore's sales records sought in drug-lab investigation
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-2000


    WINNECONNE, WI BILLABONG CLOTHING BANNING CASE

  • Wisconsin school lifts ban on Billabong brand
    Freedom Forum - 9-7-1999

  • Wisconsin high school says 'bong' in Billabong brand fails test
    Freedom Forum - 9-2-1999


    RESTRICTION ON POT USE FOR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

  • Washington court denies visitation rights to pot-using parent
    Freedom Forum - 2-24-1998

  • Court strikes a blow to religious freedom
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 4-1-1990

  • Peyote OK'd in Indian rites
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 1-1-1989


    OTHER STORIES

  • Drug War McCarthyism in Syracuse
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-9-2000

  • College Convention Report
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 1-21-2000

  • Hemp store's owners accuse Ohio mayor of delay tactics
    Freedom Forum - 1-4-2000

  • FDA-Approved Medical Marijuana Research Blocked Under New Federal Guidelines
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 12-10-1999

  • McCormick, McWilliams Denied Medical Marijuana Defense, Enter Pleas
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 12-6-1999

  • Illinois Senate panel considers limiting online communications about pot
    Freedom Forum - 4-14-1999

  • Groups sue Jacksonville sheriff for disrupting petitioning
    Freedom Forum - 12-11-1998

  • Cable company ordered to broadcast show featuring pro-marijuana candidates
    Freedom Forum - 10-12-1998

  • A Duty to Censor - U.N. officials want to crack down on drug war protesters
    Reason Magazine - 8-30-1998

    SEE ALSO DRUG WAR HYSTERIA & RIGHTS ABUSES

    SEE ALSO FOURTH AMENDMENT SEARCH/SEIZURE VIOLATIONS

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  • GAG ORDER POLICIES

    GAG ORDERS ON POLICE OFFICERS

  • Facing NYCLU Lawsuit, Town Agrees to Restore Free Speech Rights for Police Officers
    ACLU - 3-21-2000

  • NYC Police Sued Over Speech Rules For Officers
    ACLU - 5-1-1997


    GAG ORDERS ON FIRE FIGHTERS

  • Federal judge condemns fire chief's gag order as 'sweeping censorship'
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1998

  • Colorado Fire Chief Rescinds 'Gag Order' After ACLU Lawsuit
    ACLU - 1-21-1998

  • ACLU Sues Over Providence Fire Department "Gag Rule"
    ACLU - 5-21-1997


    SCHOOL BOARD GAG ORDERS ON TEACHERS

  • Idaho judge ungags teachers - Policy banning contact with outside media ruled unconstitutional
    Student Press Law Center - Winter 1998

  • Judge to schools: Drop policy barring teachers from talking to media
    Freedom Forum - 10-13-1998


    OTHER GAG ORDERS ON GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

  • Texas town nixes 'no negative words' policy for city workers
    Freedom Forum - 2-25-2000

  • Federal appeals court backs Colorado woman's right to criticize bosses
    Freedom Forum - 9-8-1999

  • Squelched complaints lead Connecticut inspector to sue
    Freedom Forum - 11-16-1998

  • Court: NYC can’t keep employees from talking to reporters
    Freedom Forum - 3-20-1998

  • ACLU asks mayor to review employees’ free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 2-13-1998

  • Transit workers free to talk
    Freedom Forum - 2-2-1998

  • ACLU Challenges Federal Employee Gag Law
    ACLU - 11-9-1995


    COURT ORDERED GAG ORDERS

  • Legal experts question judge's efforts at secrecy in gang-related trial
    Freedom Forum - 4-20-1999

  • State appeals court overturns gag order in pollution lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 9-16-1998

  • Banning post-verdict juror interviews a bad policy
    Freedom Forum - 2-27-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • If Only Congress Could Gag the Globe!
    National Coalition Against Censorship - Summer 1998

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  • DISCRIMINATORY SEXUAL ORIENTATION POLICIES
  • Louisiana Court upholds sodomy law
    The Advocate Online - 7-7-2000

  • ACLU Takes Aim at State Sodomy Law That 'Invites the State into Every Bedroom in Minnesota'
    ACLU - 6-22-2000


    ANTI-SODOMY LAWS

  • ACLU Challenges Virginia's "Crimes Against Nature" Sodomy Law
    ACLU - 5-31-2000

  • Citing Threats, Intimidation and ‘Clear Danger' to Citizens, ACLU Presses Forward To Repeal Puerto Rico's Sodomy Law
    ACLU - 5-22-2000

  • Louisiana Supreme Court to Consider Sodomy Law As States Nationwide Strike Down Similar Measures
    ACLU - 4-10-2000

  • Citing "Chilling Effect" of Puerto Rico's Sodomy Law, Judge Says ACLU Challenge Must Go Forward
    ACLU - 3-8-1999


    GAYS IN THE MILITARY

  • Federal Appeals Court Hears Appeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Law
    ACLU - 4-2-1998

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Six Lesbian and Gay Servicemembers Win Lawsuit
    ACLU - 3-30-1995


    COLORADO ANTI-GAY AMENDMENT 2

  • ACLU Applauds Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Colorado's Anti-Gay Amendment 2
    ACLU - 5-20-1996

  • The United States Strikes Down Colorado’s Amendment 2
    Freedom To Read Foundation - 1996

  • Colorado says no to bigots
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 12-1-1994


    MIAMI, FL ANTI-GAY ORDINANCE

  • Far Right Fails to Gather Signatures to Repeal Human Rights Ordinance
    People For The American Way - 4-10-2000

  • Clock Starts Running Today on Miami-Dade Anti-Gay Signature Drive
    People For The American Way - 2-8-2000

  • People For the American Way Condemns Politics of Hate, Division in Miami-Dade Anti-Gay Initiative
    People For The American Way - 12-16-1999

  • Miami Christian Coalition Resorts to Lies & Scare Tactics to Drum Up Opposition to Gay Civil Rights
    People For The American Way - 3-1-1999


    OTHER RELIGIOUS RIGHT ATTACKS ON GAY RIGHTS

  • Glen Eyrie: The organized assault on gay rights
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 8-1-1994

  • Responding to homophobic rhetoric
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 8-1-1994

  • More bigotry on the ballot
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 2-1-1994

  • Anti-Gay Politics and the Religious Right
    People For The American Way - 1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Supreme Court won't hear gay aviator's appeal
    Freedom Forum - 10-19-1998

  • Justices refuse lesbian lawyer’s case
    Freedom Forum - 1-13-1998

  • Mainstream Clergy Endorse ENDA
    Interfaith Alliance - 9-22-1997

  • Alaska judge rules for gays
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 3-1-1998

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  • CENSORSHIP OF APPEARANCE

    MASSACHUSETTS RESTRICTION ON TATTOOING

  • ACLU asks judge to scratch Massachusetts' tattooing ban
    Freedom Forum - 4-19-2000

  • ACLU Says Massachusetts Criminal Ban On Tattooing Violates First Amendment
    ACLU - 4-28-1999

  • Tattoo fans assert Massachusetts' ban violates free-speech rights
    Freedom Forum - 4-28-1999


    MASSACHUSETTS RESTRICTION ON HAIR DYE

  • Bill barring sale of 'exotic hair coloring' to minors hasn't washed out of Legislature
    Freedom Forum - 5-14-1999

  • Restrictions on teen hair dye
    Massachusetts Music Industry Coalition - 5-11-1999


    NEW MEXICO STATE AND COUNTY FAIR DRESS CODES

  • Sheriff's Ass Gets Sued for Baseball Cap Arrest
    The Last Word - 12-17-1999

  • New Mexico State Fair dumps dress code plan
    Freedom Forum - 9-14-1998


    CLEVELAND, OH LIBRARY RESTRICTION ON CLEVELAND INDIANS CLOTHING

  • Ohio Library Can't Ban Workers From Wearing Cleveland Indians Logo, ACLU Says
    ACLU - 4-22-1999

  • Library bars employees from wearing Cleveland Indians logo
    Freedom Forum - 4-21-1999


    MYRTLE BEACH, SC RESTRICTION ON BODY PIERCING

  • Beach town's body-piercing rules put on hold
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-1999


    NEWARK, NJ POLICE DEPARTMENT RESTRICTION ON BEARDS

  • Federal judge: Muslim officers can keep beards for now
    Freedom Forum - 3-27-2000

  • High court won't review decision allowing Muslim cops to wear beards
    Freedom Forum - 10-4-1999

  • Muslim Officers Win Right to Wear Beards
    ACLU - 3-4-1999

  • Federal appeals panel sides with Muslims in suit against police department
    Freedom Forum - 3-4-1999

  • Police department's grooming policy runs up against religious practices
    Freedom Forum - 7-17-1998

  • Islamic police officers maintain religious right to wear beards
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • City erred by telling man to remove jacket, says federal court
    Freedom Forum - 4-13-2000

  • Ohio inmate's religious-liberty suit gets go-ahead
    Freedom Forum - 8-31-1999

  • Colorado official to county: Back off ban on Broncos apparel at polls
    Freedom Forum - 10-29-1998

  • Hospital settles suit challenging restrictions on religious jewelry
    Freedom Forum - 3-10-1998

  • California inmates argue new dress code violates First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 12-18-1997

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  • ANTI-NUDITY LAWS

    BERKELEY, CA ARRESTS OF NUDE PERFORMANCE GROUP

  • Berkeley, Calif., court rebuffs nude activists' free-expression claim
    Freedom Forum - 1-31-2000

  • Nude performance group challenges Berkeley, Calif.'s public nudity law
    Freedom Forum - 9-21-1998

  • Berkeley rubs out nudists' right to jury trial
    Freedom Forum - 7-9-1998

  • Berkeley ditches plan to strip nude suspects of jury trials
    Freedom Forum - 6-17-1998


    OTHER STORIES

  • Mother speaks about being accused of taking lewd photos of her child
    Freedom Forum - 4-18-2000

  • Wichita City Council takes step toward banning public nudity
    Freedom Forum - 11-18-1999

  • Nude protester takes case to Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 5-13-1999

  • Say 'take it off' and you'll be taken off
    Freedom Forum - 11-24-1998

  • Nudist tries, fails, to drape himself in First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 3-25-1998

  • Ten Women Sue for Topfree Rights in Florida
    LegalFreedom.com - 1998

  • ACLU Says Laramie Trying to Cover Flaws in Nudity Ordinance
    ACLU - 10-22-1997

    SEE ALSO ADULT NIGHT CLUB ANTI-NUDITY LAWS

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