censorship

The Canadians have a TV ad that touts Canada's "ethical oil." This is in contrast to Middle Eastern oil, which comes from dirty piece of shit regimes run by lowlives who hang out with the Bush family. The Saudis are apparently threatening legal action, because they don't want...

I'm on a few list servs. I won't say which one this originated on. But, lets just jump to what I said: 11 muslim students stood up to heckle the Israeli ambassador. Orange county prosecutor charged them with disrupting an event. While they may not have a...

Tucson Mayor, Bob Walkup, decided that when citizens petition the Tucson Mayor, they must do so "with respect," or they should be silenced. Who decides what is "respectful?" Mayor Walkup, of course. Tucson resident Roy Warden apparently crossed that line. (source) Now he plans to...

Muslim students hating on Israel. No big story there. Eleven Muslim students decided to, one by one, stand up and interrupt the Israeli ambassador as he gave a speech at UC Irvine. The police escorted them out of the room for being disruptive. No big deal....

By Marc J. Randazza It's an all-too-common scenario: A blogger criticizes someone online, and then gets sued for his statements.   But two things make this case unique: First, the plaintiff sued because of the blogger's characterizations of him shooting two dogs at close range; second, the defendant blogger was in...

By Marc Randazza Following a three-month-long investigation of Theresa and Warren Taylor - Theresa being better known as "Kimberly Kupps" - the Polk County sheriff arrested them both on charges of promotion and distribution of obscene material.  The crime?  Creating pornography in their own home, then selling it both on their...

By J. DeVoy Illinois Representative Tom Holbrook introduced a bill in the Illinois legislature that would severely curtail the ability of third parties to take photos of accident scenes. (Source.)  While the law would allow accident victims to take photos of their wrecked cars, Holbrook believes that citizen journalists often get...