Civil Liberties

By Larry Sutter, Special to the Legal Satyricon The Southern District of New York recently issued its order dismissing the United State's case against Julian Heicklen.  The order is available here.  While this is an interesting case about the protection of speech advocating jury nullification, what is even more interesting is...

This weekend is the Phoenix Pride Festival. It's true that most Pride celebrations are later in the year; usually June or July. A friend asked me why so early for we here in Arizona. The answer is deceptively simple. Have you BEEN to Phoenix in July?? And yesterday it...

By Tatiana von Tauber I’m embarrassed to be an American woman with witness to the current state of the Union. Being a woman is without a doubt the most difficult process of becoming I’ve ever undertaken especially since I began my role as a mother 14 years ago. Nothing prepares you for the experience...

By J. DeVoy The Orlando Sanford Airport (not to be confused with Orlando International Airport) is going to try removing the TSA from its security theater and using private security teams in its place.  While the airport would not be exempt from federal regulations and oversights, it may be able to...

On the side of kicking him off the air, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem. On the side of protecting his right to free speech, Marc J. Randazza. This is not the same debate over whether the subject of his diatribe has a valid defamation claim against him. I wrote...

Pennsylvania District Judge Mark Martin needs to review his First Amendment law a little more carefully. Ernie Perce, an atheist who marched in a Halloween parade last year dressed as “zombie Mohammed,” was before Judge Martin after he alleged he was attacked by Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim who took action...

I, for one, am elated that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found Prop 8 Unconstitutional.  Source . However, I would be remiss if I didn’t at least bring up the one thing Prop 8 supporters have going for them- Prop 8 was passed by the voters. And that is...

By J. DeVoy While illegal in 39 states, assisted suicide in not illegal in Georgia.  The state attempted to create the illusion that the practice was illegal, however, by outlawing public advertisement of assisted suicide services through OCGA § 16-5-5(b).  The statute did not forbid all offers to provide assisted suicide services, but...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkA-rffPVaw] A man was arrested for wearing a jacket with a political message on it while in the history exhibit at the United States Supreme Court. Yes, the same United States Supreme Court that said it was Paul Robert Cohen's right to wear a jacket in a courthouse emblazoned with...