First Amendment
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Getting the speech ball rolling

Free Speech | Mississippi college revises restrictive speech code
by Steve West
Posted 11/24/20, 03:54 pm

Student Michael Brown will get to play ball after all. His Mississippi college on Thursday settled a lawsuit and agreed to revise its restrictive speech code and pay $40,000 for his attorney fees and damages.

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Courthouse creche allowed

First Amendment | Court gives go-ahead to Indiana county’s Nativity scene
by Steve West
Posted 11/23/20, 01:44 pm

Jackson County, Ind., can enjoy its holiday cheer, at least for now. A federal appeals court on Thursday hit pause on a lower court order that found a Nativity scene in front of the county courthouse unconstitutionally promoted Christianity.

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Big Tech on the defensive

Free Speech | Internet giants face scrutiny over alleged bias in moderating content
by Steve West
Posted 11/03/20, 05:06 pm

Big Tech CEOs received yet another tongue-lashing from Republican lawmakers last week. During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, the senators accused them of trying to influence elections by censoring content from conservative users.

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