Civil Liberties

By Andrew J. Contiguglia The 7th Circuit court of appeals Wednesday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. At the crux of the arguments is the public’s right to be protected from convicted sex offenders and the offender’s...

[caption id="attachment_15150" align="alignright" width="160"] Councilor Danny Healy-Rae[/caption] In Ireland, County Kerry Councillor Danny Healy-Rae proposed changing the law to allow drunk driving permits to rural inhabitants. (source) Crazy? Crazier still, it PASSED! Mind you, I don't really think it is crazy. In fact, I think that Mr. Healy-Rae...

Denham Springs, Louisiana resident Sarah Childs was in a dispute with her neighbors. So she exercised her First Amendment rights and created a special holiday message just for them. The neighbors were not happy about this and complained. A lot. And Miss Sarah fought back. ...

As many long-time readers know, Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act is one of my pet peeves. This is the section of the Trademark Act that gives pretty much unfettered discretion to a trademark examiner to deny a trademark registration on the basis that the mark itself is "immoral"...

I used to have neighbors in Flori-duh, whose argument (to me anyhow) against gay marriage was "what am I supposed to tell my kids?" Louis CK had a funny reply to that. "It doesn't have ANY effect on your life. What do you care? People try to talk about it like...

By J. DeVoy Roosh, the celebrated love tourist and proprietor of Roosh V, has a new project titled Return of Kings.  In one of its first posts, he addresses the TSA's gradual metamorphosis into a pseudo-police force accountable to no one but themselves. Roosh's experience is not as jarring as Amy Alkon's....

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the director of the “Innocence of Muslims” movie, which has been blamed for setting off riots and murders in Islamic countries, has (conveniently?) been arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Among the terms of his probation: He was not allowed to se the...

The ACLU filed a complaint in the Northern District of Indiana against the Griffith Public School district after it expelled three middle school girls for a lengthy conversation they had on Facebook outside of school hours.  According to the complaint, the conversation “spanned numerous subjects,” beginning with one girl complaining...