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Special Report: US Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

The issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court March 26 and 27. The high court will hear a challenge to California’s ban on gay marriage and will also consider a federal law that defines marriage solely as

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Posted in LGBT, Special Report

Internet Censorship: What if SOPA / PIPA Become Law?

Threading the Needle by Derek Bambauer Imagine that Ron Wyden fails: either PROTECT IP or SoPA / E-PARASITE passes and is signed into law by President Obama. Advocacy groups such as the EFF would launch an immediate constitutional challenge to

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Court Refuses to Return Seized Domain Name, Claims Shutting Down Speech Doesn’t Cause a Substantial Hardship

Written by Corynne McSherry In a cursory opinion issued today that left us scratching our heads, a federal judge has ruled that the government does not have to return a domain name seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), because

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

The Burmese political organization led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it has been ordered to halt all political activities. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told says the group is considering its response to the order, which

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Posted in Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #19. JUSTICE IS NOT A GI BENEFIT

Thousands of Americans have discovered there is a hollow ring to the nation’s pledge of ” … liberty and justice for all.” An anachronistic “Catch 22” legal system dating back to the Civil War has kept the military above the

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Feb 1, 1790: First Session of the U.S. Supreme Court

In the Royal Exchange Building on New York City’s Broad Street, the Supreme Court of the United States meets for the first time, with Chief Justice John Jay of New York presiding. The U.S. Supreme Court was established by Article

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Rosa Parks Refuses To Move – 55th Anniversary

Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rosa Parks (Feb 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) Today marks the anniversary of a very special day in history. 55 years ago today, first lady of civil rights Rosa Parks refused to abandon her seat on a bus for

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Posted in Human Rights

F.C.C. Indecency Policy Rejected on Appeal

By: Edward Wyatt A federal appeals court struck down a Federal Communications Commission policy on indecency Tuesday, saying that regulations barring the use of “fleeting expletives” on radio and television violated the First Amendment because they were vague and could

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Music Censorship – A Timeline

  ↑ Grab this Headline Animator 1955 15,000 letters, mostly written by young adults, are sent to Chicago rock stations accusing them of playing “dirty” records. Radio station WABB runs editorials call “About The Music You won’t Hear on WABB.”

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