Tag: first-amendment

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference announcing a trio of class action lawsuits against Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 7, 2021 in New Jersey. Trump said freedom of speech was installed in America’s Constitution by the founding fathers as a method for “the prevention of horror.”
‘If They Can Do It to Me, They Can Do It to Anyone’: Trump Announces Suits Against Big Tech for Censorship
Former U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a trio of class action lawsuits against Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and their CEOs over their censorship of online speech on June 7.  At a press conference from the Trump...
Big tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter are under fire for their policies regarding censorship.
First Amendment Experts Suggest ‘Carrier Regulation Strategy’ for Countering Big Tech Censorship
On June 11, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy hosted a panel of nationally recognized experts on the First Amendment. The group included Jed Rubefeld, a professor at Yale Law School, Eugene Volokh,...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of protecting the First Amendment rights of two Christian students who sued their college over restricting free speech.
Supreme Court Supports First Amendment Rights of College Students
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to protect the First Amendment rights of two Christian students who sued their college over restricting free speech. The two students were from Georgia Gwinnett College; the incident occurred...
Volunteers help roll up a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC
Unreleased Congressional Report Finds No Evidence Online Speech Increases Hate Crimes
An unreleased U.S. government report has found there is no evidence that freedom of speech leads to an increase in hate crimes.  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) completed a...
Twitter has announced the ban of 373 accounts tied to the governments of Iran, Russia, and Armenia
Twitter Banning Accounts for Anti-NATO Posts
Twitter has announced the ban of 373 accounts tied to Iran, Russia, and Armenia’s governments. These accounts violated the platform’s policies by “undermining faith in the NATO alliance and its stability.” Around two-thirds of the...
Democrat lawmakers want to censor conservative media on cable TV and internet streaming services, citing reasons like misinformation and radicalization
Democrats Aim to Shut Down Conservative Media
Democrat lawmakers want to censor conservative media on cable TV and internet streaming services, citing reasons like misinformation and radicalization. Jerry McNerney and Anna G Eshoo, Democrat representatives from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee...
Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate at the impeachment trial, giving him the chance to return to the White House.
Trump to ‘Move On’ After Impeachment, Senator Graham
Former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate at the impeachment trial, giving him the chance to return to the White House. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that Trump is “ready to move on”...
Marjorie Greene Slams Capitol Attackers for Hurting Republican Party, Trump
Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene has lashed out at the Jan. 6 Capitol attackers, noting that their actions ended up harming the objective of the Republican Party questioning whether they were real Trump supporters after all....
Fox News has filed a motion arguing that Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation suit filed against it be dismissed.
Fox News Files for Smartmatic Lawsuit Dismissal
Fox News has filed a motion arguing that Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation suit filed against it be dismissed. The news network states its coverage of Smartmatic comes within the purview of the First Amendment. It...
Michael van der Veen, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, walks to the Senate floor through the Senate Reception room on the fourth day of the Senate Impeachment trials for former President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, February 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Trump’s Defense Establish Legal Framework for Impeachment, Reveal House Selectively Edited Speech
Attorneys for Donald Trump had the opportunity to present their defense to the Senate today. Under the rules of the impeachment trial, both sides are given two days or 16 hours to complete their presentations....
The House of Representatives’ decision to impeach Trump is a threat to freedom of speech for all Americans, says legal scholar Alan Dershowitz.
Trump Impeachment Threatens Freedom of Speech
The Trump impeachment brought by the House of Representatives is a threat to freedom of speech for all Americans, says legal scholar Alan Dershowitz. In an op-ed for The Hill, Dershowitz criticized the argument made...