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Tag Archives: First Amendment

Trump can’t beat Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in court – but the fight might be worth more than a win

From condo salesman to reality TV host to leader of the free world, Donald Trump has occupied several lifetimes’ worth of identities over a remarkable career of reinventions. Even so, the billionaire mogul’s latest metamorphosis – into a consumer-rights plaintiff seeking to regulate big business – is a peculiar one. With a volley of lawsuits against the operators of Facebook, ...

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Facebook board upholds Trump suspension

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.

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Protesters vow to rally without permit

Organizers of a rally against Wisconsin's stay-at-home order said Wednesday that they'll proceed with the event even though their permit to hold it on the grounds of the Capitol was denied.

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Court strikes down Montana law barring political robocalls

A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Montana can't ban political robocalls in response to their content alone, marking the latest in a string of court decisions against U.S. states that are trying to restrict automated phone calls promoting political campaigns.

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Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers or way to stop them?

The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless — written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitations for sex, adorned with suggestive photos and videos. Many in the fight against sex trafficking loathe the website, particularly since some escorts in the ads have turned out to be minors who've been forced into the sex trade.

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US justices take up dispute over union fees

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.

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US Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the U.S. Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age.

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Judge orders state not to enforce PAC limits law (UPDATE)

A federal judge just two months before Election Day has ordered that Wisconsin election officials not enforce the law limiting how much money candidates can collect from political action committees and those run by political parties and legislative campaigns.

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