First Amendment
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Judge restores reporter’s White House press pass

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/16/18, 12:38 pm

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta immediately. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, said the White House explanation for revoking the credentials came too late and did not respect Acosta’s right to due process. The Secret Service took away the reporter’s press pass after he refused to yield his time or the microphone at a news conference with the president on Nov. 7.

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Professor fights pronoun mandate

Religious Liberty | University disciplines faculty member who refused to call a Mr. a ‘Miss’
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 11/13/18, 02:26 pm

A Shawnee State University philosophy professor filed a lawsuit against the Portsmouth, Ohio, school on Nov. 5 for disciplining him because he insisted on using the courtesy title that corresponded to a student’s biological sex.

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Is big tech becoming Big Brother?

First Amendment | Liberal groups and Google show an inclination for internet censorship
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 11/06/18, 03:42 pm

Liberal groups want tech companies to regulate internet speech, and Google might be willing to do it. Two recent documents, one from the tech giant and one from a coalition of liberal advocacy organizations, call for a lower free speech standard and the rise of biased, self-deputized speech police. Although independently drafted, the documents share the same faulty premise that tech companies must protect online users from speech that hurts.

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