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  • ENTERTAINMENT AND ART CENSORSHIP
  • CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION ABUSES
  • INTERNET TECHNOLOGY CENSORSHIP
  • MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP
  • SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CENSORSHIP
  • OTHER POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES
  • ENTERTAINMENT AND ART CENSORSHIP

    CENSORSHIP OF THE ARTS

  • Nude photo shoot goes off without a hitch
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Nude NYC photo shoot gets nod from federal appeals panel
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000


    CENSORSHIP OF ADULT BUSINESSES

  • Federal appeals panel reinstates challenge to Long Beach, Calif., zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Federal appeals panel strikes down California city's adult-zoning law
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-2000

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear City News and Novelty case
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • Federal judge: Township didn't violate cabaret owners' free-expression rights
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • Wisconsin appeals court sides with town in dispute over nude dancing
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000

  • Strip clubs ask Tennessee high court to overturn nude-dancing rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000


    CENSORSHIP OF ADULT MAGAZINES & VIDEOS

  • Adult video store owners ready case for shop's re-opening
    Freedom Forum - 5-30-2000


    CENSORSHIP OF BOOKS & LITERARY MATERIAL

  • Chocolate War author battles effort to ban book
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-2000

  • Censorship foes hope schools learn from dispute over wizard books
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • 100 most frequently challenged books of decade announced
    American Library Association - 6-1-2000


    COMIC BOOK & CARTOON CENSORSHIP

  • Trouble In Texas: Case Update
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - 6-12-2000


    ENTERTAINMENT T-SHIRT CENSORSHIP

  • R.I. education official sides with student in dispute over 'satanic' T-shirt
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-2000

  • T-shirt ruling reversed-State sides with teen suspended over 'satanic' T-shirt
    Providence Journal - 7-6-2000


    MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP

  • Pinning a label on violence in media
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • The folly of reading the mind of the reader
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000


    MUSIC CENSORSHIP & RESTRICTIONS

  • ACLU Says Louisiana Sheriff Can't Censor 'The Hokey Pokey' at Skating Rink; Britney Spears CD Seized as ‘Evidence of a Crime'
    ACLU - 7-7-2000

  • ACLU Files First Amendment Lawsuit Over Street Performers
    ACLU - 6-29-2000

  • Singer-songwriter Janis Ian faces controversy because her songs deal with society's issues
    Freedom Forum - 6-20-2000


    NEA & ARTS FUNDING ISSUES

  • Jane Alexander still fighting for controversy in the arts
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000


    RADIO CENSORSHIP & RESTRICTIONS

  • Federal appeals panel closes down unlicensed Prayze FM
    Freedom Forum - 6-14-2000


    TELEVISION CENSORSHIP & ATTACKS ON SHOWS

  • House moves to protect religious broadcasters
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • PTC Convinces MCI Worldcom to Pull Ads From Smackdown
    IGN Wrestling - 6-15-2000

  • Cable-access show back on air while federal judge decides case
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-2000

  • Alliance for Community Media Cheers Victory for First Amendment in Palestine, Texas
    Alliance For Community Media - 6-7-2000

  • Straight Shooting: Why is Pro Wrestling Being Singled Out?
    IGN Wrestling - 6-5-2000

  • Supreme Court brings 'clarity' to laws governing cable TV
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • Playboy signal-bleed case never should have been a case
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • United States et al. v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
    Legal Information Institute - 5-22-2000

  • Supreme Court sides with Playboy Television on cable-sex rules
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000

  • Host of raunchy cable-access show returns to Seattle airwaves
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000

  • United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc
    First Amendment Center - 5-22-2000

  • Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Applauds Court Ruling
    Playboy - 5-22-2000


    VIDEO GAME RATINGS & CENSORSHIP

  • Discount retailers resist efforts to limit sales of violent video games
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

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  • INTERNET TECHNOLOGY CENSORSHIP

    CHILDREN'S ONLINE PROTECTION ACT (CDA II)

  • COPA fails to get past federal appeals panel
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • ACLU v. Reno II Victory! Appeals Court Rejects Congress' Second Attempt at Cyber-Censorship
    ACLU - 6-22-2000

  • COPA Court Ruling
    EPIC - 6-22-2000

  • Statement of David L. Sobel Before the Commission on Online Child Protection
    EPIC - 6-9-2000


    MISCELLANEOUS INTERNET CENSORSHIP

  • AT&T Labs unveils software to provide uncensored speech on Web
    Freedom Forum - 7-3-2000

  • Judge asks court to reveal identity of anonymous online critic
    Freedom Forum - 6-30-2000

  • High UN Official Calls for Global Attack on Internet Drug Information
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-30-2000

  • To link or not to link
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-2000

  • If it's online, we overreact
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-2000

  • Hysteria over freewheeling Net blinds people to the beauty of truly free expression
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-2000

  • Federal judge agrees to block Internet accusation against novelist
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000


    OTHER INTERNET CENSORSHIP LAWS

  • Federal appeals court: Virginia law limiting workers' Net use is constitutional
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000


    RATINGS AND FILTERING ISSUES

  • Fired Up
    Playboy - 6-26-2000

  • Censorware.Ørg Hall of Fa ... err, Shame
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    RATINGS AND FILTERING LAWS AND POLICIES

  • Joint Statement Opposing Legislative Requirements for School and Library Internet Blocking Technologies
    Online Policy Group - 1-23-2001

  • Nashua Library Urged to Abandon Unconstitutional Internet Policy
    People For The American Way - 6-29-2000

  • Senate Passes Internet Filter Amendment - Twice
    Center For Democracy And Technology - 6-28-2000

  • Senate passes competing Internet filtering proposals
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-2000

  • Congress Tries to Force the Use of Clumsy Filtering Software
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • Proposed Changes to Classification/Censorship Act
    Electronic Frontiers Australia - 5-6-2000

  • Down To The Filter
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    SCHOOL & STUDENT INTERNET CENSORSHIP

  • Attorney for Utah teen says state's criminal-libel law unconstitutional
    Freedom Forum - 7-7-2000

  • Student suspended for Web site sues school
    Student Press Law Center - 6-27-2000

  • Parents fight school district's suspension of son for 'impolite' Web site
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • ACLU of Arkansas Sues School District on Behalf of Student Expelled for Creating Off-Campus Web Site
    ACLU - 6-22-2000

  • Student charged with criminal libel for Web site comments spends 7 days in jail
    Student Press Law Center - 6-5-2000

  • Universities block access to popular music site
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Students fight Internet censorship, restrictions
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Teacher sues eighth grader expelled for home page
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Board reverses decision to fine, punish student Web hosts for chat room threat
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Arizona considers bill to block sex sites on college campuses
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    WEB SITE SHUTDOWNS & BLOCKS

  • Colombian rebel Web page spurs censorship debate on California campus
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-2000

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  • SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CENSORSHIP

    CURRICULUM & FACULTY CENSORSHIP

  • Former adviser sues university for terminating contract
    Student Press Law Center - 6-30-2000

  • Former campus newspaper adviser to challenge firing
    Freedom Forum - 6-27-2000

  • Virginia teacher who sued over banishment of banned-books lists resigns
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • Federal appeals panel reinstates former university employee's retaliation claim
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • Teacher sues Florida district after contract is not renewed
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Professor wins lawsuit against administration
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    DRESS CODES & SCHOOL UNIFORMS

  • Piercings banned at school
    School Blows - 7-4-2000


    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES CENSORSHIP

  • Couple sues school district, alleging their religious expression was muzzled
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Gay-issues group holds first meeting as school club
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

  • Supreme Court upholds student fees
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    HIGH SCHOOL PRESS & MEDIA CENSORSHIP

  • High school students go online to avoid censorship
    Freedom Forum - 6-29-2000

  • Struggle for high school press freedom continues in post-Hazelwood era
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000

  • Principal has no regrets about censoring yearbook entry
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Student, principal win courage awards for high school journalism
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

  • The First Amendment On the Air - A legal guide to broadcast media for student journalists
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Administrator bans criticism in paper after editorial attack on cafeteria food
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • High school students face punishment for speech
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Commentary provokes principal to pull papers
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Supporter wants federal press protections
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Two states defeat anti-Hazelwoodbills
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Students say principal's decision to confiscate newspapers stinks
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Principals censor newspapers at two Calif. schools
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Editors win fight to keep free-press guidelines - Students have less success in actually publishing paper
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOL CENSORSHIP

  • Parents file suit after boy suspended for playing cops and robbers
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • Student journalism groups announce program to honor First Amendment Schools
    Student Press Law Center - 6-5-2000

  • N.J. school sued after barring student from handing out religious gifts
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000

  • "Zero Tolerance" Must End Now
    About.com - 5-15-2000

  • Student accepts $150,000 settlement after being punished over scandalous photo
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-2000

  • The First Amendment vs. School Safety
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Teaching freedom where it does not exist
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ISSUES

  • Boy suspended for drawing Confederate flag appeals case to Supreme Court
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-2000

  • Virginia teen sues school board in flap over Confederate flag
    Freedom Forum - 6-12-2000


    PRINTED MATERIALS & WRITING CENSORSHIP

  • Federal judge prohibits district from transferring student accused of involvement in undergound newspaper
    Student Press Law Center - 6-9-2000

  • Texas school district to defend against religious-liberty lawsuit
    Freedom Forum - 5-30-2000

  • Lawsuits over religion waste school funds
    Freedom Forum - 5-28-2000

  • Texas district accused of punishing students for bringing Bibles to school
    Freedom Forum - 5-23-2000

  • Boston schools drop suspension of chain-saw storyteller
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000

  • Students hand out underground paper off campus after school administrators threaten suspension
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Editor says officials punished him for publication
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    SCHOOL LIBRARY & LITERARY CENSORSHIP

  • Michigan School District Rescinds Most of Potter Ban
    FEN Newswire - 5-11-2000


    UNIVERSITY PRESS & MEDIA CENSORSHIP

  • Federal appeals court hears arguments in Kentucky yearbook case
    Freedom Forum - 5-31-2000

  • Appellate court hears arguments in Kincaid v. Gibson college censorship case
    Student Press Law Center - 5-30-2000

  • Student editor: College wants newspaper to publish only 'good news'
    Freedom Forum - 5-16-2000

  • Appellate court to hear Kincaidoral arguments
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Senate locks doors to newspaper office in battle over advertisement
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Students sue community college district for putting restrictions on campus speech
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

  • Student body president, administrator halt Md. newspaper's presses on election day
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000

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  • CHURCH/STATE SEPARATION ABUSES

    CREATIONISM/EVOLUTION ISSUES

  • 75 Years After Historic Scopes Trial, Religious Liberty Battles Continue
    ACLU - 7-7-2000

  • Scopes Trial's 75th Anniversary and Today's Evolution Dispute
    People For The American Way - 6-27-2000

  • Scopes Trial's 75th Anniversary and Today's Evolution Dispute Spark Theatre and Debate
    People For The American Way - 6-27-2000

  • Supreme Court refuses to review evolution-disclaimer case
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-2000


    MISCELLANEOUS CHURCH/STATE ISSUES

  • Church-state battle seen in NY race
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • Federal judge says state's marriage-counseling policy violates First Amendment
    Freedom Forum - 5-31-2000

  • Salt Lake officials stick with decision on Main Street sale
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000


    RELIGION PROMOTED BY PUBLIC DISPLAYS

  • Federal judge OKs N.J. town's holiday display
    Freedom Forum - 6-27-2000


    RELIGION PROMOTED IN MOTTOS, SEALS AND DOCUMENTS

  • Colorado Schools That Post Religious Motto Risk Lawsuit, Says Americans United
    Americans United - 7-6-2000

  • Colorado Board of Education urges display of 'In God we trust' motto
    Freedom Forum - 7-6-2000

  • House Vote On Ohio Motto Is 'Shameless Political Grandstanding'
    Americans United - 6-27-2000

  • Civil rights group says Georgia county seal advances religion
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000


    RELIGION PROMOTED WITH PUBLIC FUNDING

  • Iowa group may seek state funding for biblical theme park
    Freedom Forum - 7-5-2000

  • Supreme Court Upholds Publicly Funded Equipment For Private Religious Schools
    Americans United - 6-28-2000

  • High court OKs taxpayer funds for parochial schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-28-2000

  • Supreme Court Sows Confusion with Church/State Ruling
    People For The American Way - 6-28-2000

  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Regent University Bond Case Tomorrow
    ACLU - 6-5-2000

  • Virginia Supreme Court Hears Argument In Dispute Over State Aid For Pat Robertson's Regent University
    Americans United - 6-2-2000

  • Trouble At The Old Kentucky Home
    Americans United - 6-1-2000

  • Georgia attorney general: Giving state funds to religious groups is improper
    Freedom Forum - 5-25-2000

  • Americans United Criticizes Move To Give Public Funds To Churches For Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
    Americans United - 5-24-2000

  • Congress considers religion as way to curb drug-use and violence in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-2000


    RELIGIOUS CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS

  • Critics question constitutionality of public schools' Bible courses
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000


    SCHOOL/GOVERNMENT PRAYER ISSUES

  • School eliminates prayer policy
    Dallas Morning News - 7-7-2000

  • Louisiana School District Agrees To Stop Official School Prayer
    Americans United - 6-27-2000

  • In Long-Awaited Victory, High Court Vacates Alabama Decision Allowing Public School Prayer
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • Supreme Court Orders New Review Of Alabama School Prayer Case
    Americans United - 6-26-2000

  • Supreme Court sets aside ruling allowing some prayer in Alabama schools
    Freedom Forum - 6-26-2000

  • ACLU challenges Virginia's moment-of-silence law
    Freedom Forum - 6-23-2000

  • ACLU Challenges Virginia's "Minute of Silence" Law
    ACLU - 6-22-2000

  • S.C. House condemns Supreme Court prayer ruling
    Freedom Forum - 6-21-2000

  • Alabama attorney general: State rules for school prayer won't change
    Freedom Forum - 6-20-2000

  • Religious Leaders Support Supreme Court Decision Banning Prayer at Football Games
    Interfaith Alliance - 6-20-2000

  • Supreme Court Ruling On Football Prayer A Victory For Individual Freedom
    Americans United - 6-19-2000

  • Supreme Court And Prayer At Football Games: Frequently Asked Questions
    Americans United - 6-19-2000

  • ACLU Hails "Total Victory" for Religious Liberty In High Court's Rejection of School Stadium Prayers
    ACLU - 6-19-2000

  • Supreme Court bans student-led prayer at football games
    Freedom Forum - 6-19-2000

  • Supreme Court Narrowly Upholds First Amendment in Texas Football School Prayer Case
    People For The American Way - 6-19-2000

  • Federal judge gives early victory to foes of state school-prayer law
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-2000

  • Virginia schools chief to educators: Don't mention prayer
    Freedom Forum - 6-15-2000

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Louisiana School Prayer Law
    Americans United - 6-14-2000

  • Father asks educators to cease leading prayers at school events
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • Louisiana Time Warp
    Americans United - 6-1-2000

  • Appeals panel dismisses challenge to Texas school's graduation prayer policy
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000

  • ACLU files federal complaint over prayers before grand jury hearings
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • Congress considers religion as way to curb drug-use and violence in public schools
    Freedom Forum - 5-3-2000


    SCHOOL VOUCHER & TAX CREDIT SCAMS

  • Voucher Referenda Threaten Religious Freedom In Michigan And California
    Americans United - 7-5-2000

  • ACLU challenges Louisiana's tax breaks for religious groups
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-2000


    TEN COMMANDMENTS POSTINGS

  • Texas man tries to halt judge's display of Ten Commandments
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000

  • Ten Commandments judge wins primary
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • Civil rights group sues Indiana over Ten Commandments monument
    Freedom Forum - 5-19-2000

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  • MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP

    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


    CENSORSHIP OF POLITICAL SPEECH

  • 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


    CENSORSHIP OF PRISONERS

  • 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


    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


    CENSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS SPEECH/PRACTICE

  • 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


    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


    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


    FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT & TEEN CURFEW LAWS

  • 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


    FREEDOM OF THE PRESS RESTRICTIONS

  • 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


    MISCELLANEOUS CENSORSHIP

  • 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


    RESTRICTIONS ON THE HOMELESS

  • NYC protesters get go-ahead to sleep on city sidewalks
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000


    RESTRICTIONS ON PROTESTORS & DEMONSTRATIONS

  • 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


    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

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  • OTHER POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES

    ATTACKS ON REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE

  • Supreme Court's pro-choice ruling good for Republicans
    Robyn Blumner - 7-9-2000

  • Abortion doctor denies charges of extortion
    Miami Herald - 7-7-2000

  • State drops fight on abortion ban
    Miami Herald - 7-7-2000

  • Victory For Women's Health!
    ACLU - 6-28-2000

  • U.S. Supreme Court Protects Women's Health, Strikes Down Nebraska Law Banning Abortion Procedures
    ACLU - 6-28-2000

  • Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Rights, Saying States May Not Endanger Women's Health
    ACLU - 6-28-2000

  • ACLU of Illinois Hails Supreme Court Decision Protecting Women's Health
    ACLU - 6-28-2000

  • Speak Out Against Dr. Steir's Sentencing!
    Refuse And Resist - 6-25-2000

  • Clinic violence continues
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000


    COPYRIGHT AND MEDIA DISTRIBUTION ISSUES

  • EFF Post-Hearing Comments Requesting Exemption of DVDs from Section 1201(a)
    Electronic Frontiers Foundation - 6-23-2000

  • MP3.com, record industry ask court to shut down Napster
    Freedom Forum - 6-13-2000

  • MP3, Warner Music settle copyright suit
    Freedom Forum - 6-9-2000

  • New York DVD Trial Goes Public
    Electronic Frontiers Foundation - 6-7-2000


    CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY

  • State high court to decide if Nike violated false-advertising laws
    Freedom Forum - 6-22-2000

  • Federal judge orders Microsoft split in two
    Freedom Forum - 6-7-2000

  • U.S. clears deal making AT&T largest cable operator
    Freedom Forum - 6-6-2000

  • FCC regulators consider changing media-ownership rules
    Freedom Forum - 6-2-2000

  • Why a bad deal by the press is a big deal to the public
    Freedom Forum - 6-1-2000

  • Time Warner’s ABC blackout raises questions of choice, speech, 'undue market power'
    Freedom Forum - 5-10-2000

  • Corporate media: our freedoms subject to blackout
    Freedom Forum - 5-5-2000


    COUNTER-TERRORISM LEGISLATION

  • ACLU Asks Senate to Preserve Civil Liberties While Preventing Terrorism
    ACLU - 6-15-2000

  • Attack on Terrorism Misses Target, Hits America's Freedoms Instead, Charges the ACLU
    ACLU - 6-5-2000


    DRUG WAR HYSTERIA & RIGHTS ABUSES

  • Feds' Drug War Gets 90-Day Reprieve from Texas Border DAs
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 7-7-2000

  • St. Paul Cops Pose as Census Takers
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 7-7-2000

  • Nevada Legislature to Consider Marijuana Reform Bill in 2001
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 7-7-2000

  • EDITORIAL: Over the Limit
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 7-7-2000

  • Government protecting us to death
    Robyn Blumner - 7-2-2000

  • China Marks UN Anti-Drug Day, Executes Dozens, Killings Come in Wake of McCaffrey Visit and US-China Agreement
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-30-2000

  • EDITORIAL: Summary Executions
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-30-2000

  • California Sentencing Reform Initiative Draws Powerful Opponents, Reformers Dramatically Ahead in New Poll
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-30-2000

  • Feds' Hands Caught in Cookie Jar
    Wired - 6-30-2000

  • Supreme Court Lets Stand Ruling That Louisiana Drug Testing Law Is Unconstitutional
    NORML - 6-29-2000

  • House Committee To Hold July 11 Hearing On ONDCP Payola Scandal
    NORML - 6-29-2000

  • Cops and Drugs: Police Departments Tolerating Past Drug Use by Job Applicants
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-23-2000

  • EDITORIAL: Cops, Drug Use, Symbolism
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-23-2000

  • 'Cookiegate' Alarms Watchdogs
    Wired - 6-22-2000

  • White House Backs Down on Anti-Drug 'Cookies'
    APB News - 6-22-2000

  • White House drug office tracks computer visitors
    Scripps Howard News Service - 6-20-2000

  • Goodbye to Peter McWilliams
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-16-2000

  • In a National First, Governor of Hawaii Signs First Legislative Medical Marijuana Bill
    ACLU - 6-14-2000

  • US: The Life and Death of Peter McWilliams
    Media Awareness Project - 6-14-2000

  • ACLU Urges High Court to Void South Carolina Policy That Strips Pregnant Women of Their Rights
    ACLU - 6-9-2000

  • Drug czar denies trying to discredit journalist
    Freedom Forum - 5-18-2000

  • White House tries to 'discredit' reporter over Gulf War story
    Freedom Forum - 5-17-2000

  • JAMPAC Supports Medicinal Marijuana
    Salon - 5-7-2000

  • Punishment and Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs
    Human Rights Watch - 5-1-2000


    ELECTION ISSUES

  • Nader: A Personal View
    The Nation - 7-17-2000

  • God is their copilot
    Salon - 7-7-2000

  • Shadow Conventions to Challenge Democratic and Republican Conventions
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-30-2000

  • Arizona high court upholds core of public financing for state campaigns
    Freedom Forum - 6-16-2000

  • FAIR Activists Win Increased Online Coverage of Nader
    FAIR - 6-13-2000

  • Nader Raises Hackles of Media Establishment
    FAIR - 6-13-2000


    FOURTH AMENDMENT SEARCH/SEIZURE VIOLATIONS

  • Kansas City Star Strikes Again: Asset Forfeiture Series Exposes Police End-Runs Around State Laws
    Drug Reform Coordination Network - 6-16-2000

  • Taking Cash Into Custody
    Kansas City Star - 2000


    FREEDOM OF INFORMATION/OPEN GOVERNMENT ISSUES

  • Kansas governor puts teeth into open-records law
    Freedom Forum - 5-16-2000

  • Censorship at the source: the worst kind
    Freedom Forum - 5-2-2000

  • District's refusal to mail documents costs $58,575
    Student Press Law Center - Spring 2000


    MISCELLANEOUS POLITICAL & SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Horrific Dragging Death of Mexican Migrant
    Refuse And Resist - 7-8-2000

  • Crashing the Party at the Executioners' Ball!
    Refuse And Resist - 7-7-2000

  • Amnesty International USA Calls for Federal Moratorium on Death Penalty
    Amnesty International - 7-7-2000

  • The 1999-2000 Supreme Court Term: Zigzagging Toward the Right
    People For The American Way - 6-30-2000

  • Supreme Court Preserves "Right to Remain Silent" In a Forceful 7-2 Decision
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • ACLU of Southern CA Commends High Court's Affirmation of Miranda Rights in Two Key Cases
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • Philly Freedom Summer 2000
    Refuse And Resist - 6-26-2000

  • Will CBS Report Amnesty's War Crimes Charges?
    FAIR - 6-13-2000

  • Action is key to success of nonviolent protest, panelist says
    Freedom Forum - 6-12-2000

  • Protest The Executioners' Ball!
    Refuse And Resist - 6-11-2000

  • New report by Amnesty International condemns NATO’s 1999 bombing of Yugoslav state radio-television building
    Freedom Forum - 6-8-2000

  • Bush Rates Only a "Gentleman’s C" on Education, New Report Shows
    People For The American Way - 5-4-2000


    MUMIA ABU-JAMAL CASE STORIES

  • Statement of the Board of the American Friends Service Committee on the Case of Mumia Abu Jamal
    Refuse And Resist - 6-30-2000

  • Philly Freedom Summer 2000 Overview
    Refuse And Resist - 6-27-2000

  • British Pols Plea For Mumia's Life
    Refuse And Resist - 6-27-2000

  • Labor for Mumia - Organizing for Justice!
    Refuse And Resist - 6-16-2000

  • An Ending -- A Beginning
    Refuse And Resist - 6-16-2000

  • Supplemental Memorandum of Law on Effect of Williams rulings
    Refuse And Resist - 6-2-2000

  • A New Trial for Mumia? Yes, the first one was a farce
    New York Daily News - 5-30-2000


    PERSONAL PRIVACY ABUSES

  • The Privacy Issue - Private Matters
    Index On Censorship - 7-9-2000

  • The Privacy Issue - The Fifth Utility
    Index On Censorship - 7-9-2000

  • The Privacy Issue - Big Browser Is Watching You
    Index On Censorship - 7-9-2000

  • The Privacy Issue - Anonymous Now
    Index On Censorship - 7-9-2000

  • Echelon Watch
    Cyber Rights & Cyber-Liberties UK - 7-1-2000

  • The Human Genome Project and Eugenics
    Robert Lederman - 6-30-2000

  • Fight Genetic Discrimination!
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • ACLU Welcomes Effort to Force Vote On Legislation to Ban Genetic Discrimination
    ACLU - 6-26-2000

  • U.S. spy agency under fire: Critics say memos suggest snooping on U.S. citizens
    USA Today - 6-26-2000

  • ACLU Welcomes Effort to Force Vote On Legislation to Ban Genetic Discrimination
    ACLU - 6-21-2000

  • Internet Privacy Has No Price
    Internet Freedom - 6-18-2000

  • ACLU Urges Congress to Protect Privacy of Medical Information From Financial Institutions
    ACLU - 6-14-2000

  • High court won't hear dispute over phone companies' use of customer data
    Freedom Forum - 6-5-2000

  • France's move to end Net anonymity makes cyber-waves
    Freedom Forum - 5-24-2000


    POLICE ABUSE OF POWER, BRUTALITY & CORRUPTION

  • Newest ACLU Advertisement Deplores Growing Trend Toward Jailing Children in Adult Prisons
    ACLU - 7-7-2000

  • Bruce Springsteen "American Skin" Controversy
    Rock And Rap Confidential - 7-1-2000

  • Fear Of A Black Jury
    Refuse And Resist - 6-21-2000

  • ACLU Applauds Legislation To Protect the Innocent on Death Row
    ACLU - 6-19-2000

  • Latest ACLU Advertisement Highlights Execution Of Innocent Prisoners on Death Row
    ACLU - 6-16-2000

  • Acquittal of prison guards -- time to end "code of silence"
    Amnesty International - 6-15-2000

  • Crime Surge in Giuliani's Police State
    Robert Lederman - 6-14-2000


    RACIAL PROFILING

  • Racial Profiling Report Calls for Judicial Review of Border Searches; Shows Need for Legislation
    ACLU - 6-28-2000

  • Provocative New ACLU Advertising Series Uses American Icons in Message on Racial Profiling
    ACLU - 6-2-2000


    RELIGIOUS RIGHT EXPOSED

  • IRS Issues Forceful Warning About Churches And Politics
    Americans United - 7-5-2000

  • Judgment Day
    Americans United - 6-1-2000

  • They promise not to die
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • The fantasy world of Tim LaHaye
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • Bush speech coverup continues
    Institute For First Amendment Studies - 6-1-2000

  • Baptist temple fights IRS over past-due taxes
    Freedom Forum - 5-26-2000

  • Federal appeals panel upholds IRS decision to strip church of tax-exempt status
    Freedom Forum - 5-15-2000

  • IRS Can Reject Tax Exemption Of Overtly Political Churches, Federal Appelate Court Rules
    Americans United - 5-12-2000

  • IRS asked to investigate TV preacher's effort to register Christians to vote
    Freedom Forum - 5-12-2000

  • Falwell Ministries Seeks Donations To Fight Al Gore, 'Anti-Christian Left' In 2000 Elections
    Americans United - 5-11-2000

  • Idaho Christian Coalition Grills Judicial Candidates On God, Hell And Evolution: Survey Smacks Of Inquisition
    Americans United - 5-10-2000

  • Close Encounters With The Religious Right
    Americans United - 5-1-2000

  • Jerry Falwell Rolls Out A Legally Dubious Voter Project For The 2000 Elections
    Americans United - 5-1-2000


    RIGHT WING ATTACKS ON INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY

  • In Yet Another Blow to Judicial Independence, High Court Allows Congress to Limit Prison Litigation
    ACLU - 6-19-2000


    WAR ON THE POOR

  • Net polls miss constituent groups, pollsters say
    Freedom Forum - 5-22-2000

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