First Amendment

Free speech for noisy gongs, but loving speech is better

Free Speech
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/06/13, 12:49 pm

The chief purpose in life for Canadians, as for all of us, is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. For American journalists, though, Canada’s chief purpose is often to provide a distant early warning of judicial trends likely to take root in the United States—and the Canadian canary in the coal mine is chirping loudly.

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Victim punished for outing vandals

Free Speech
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 3/06/13, 09:55 am

The leader of DePaul University’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter is fighting charges he intimidated 13 students who vandalized a pro-life display. After the students confessed to the crime, Kristopher Del Campo released their names to the public.

School officials charged Del Campo with “disorderly, violent, intimidating or dangerous behavior to self or others,” and violating the school’s judicial process for sending the list of vandals to the national YAF organization. The organization posted the list on its blog. Del Campo is appealing the charges.

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Rocky future for freedom on social media

Free Speech | Facebook and Twitter blackouts for conservative organizations becoming more common
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 2/28/13, 09:58 am

Why did Facebook last month shut down the account belonging to conservative group “Chicks on the Right” after it posted a blog post criticizing White House spokesman Jay Carney?

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