First Amendment Bad Ass

I (along with anyone else who respects the Constitution) say that the best cure for bad speech is more speech, not censorship. However, I frequently hear a whiny retort to that: With the internet, things are different. There is some merit to that argument, since a lie...

This is an old story, apparently. But, Above the Law just posted a link about it, so hat tip to Lat and a link to read Ms. Doniger's story. Avery Doninger is the Legal Satyricon's latest First Amendment Bad Ass, and both the first female recipient of the award and...

Last week, I reported on the terrible decision shutting down the Wikileaks website. I just got this press release from the RCFP. The whistleblower site Wikileaks.org may resume its U.S. operation following a hearing in California federal court today, where Judge Jeffrey S. White dissolved a previous order that required...

In a previous entry, A&P's Corporate Crybaby Lawsuit, I discussed the D'Avella brothers' music video that got them sued by A&P. It appears that the D'Avellas are still producing videos. (source). However, the attack brought by A&P has had its intended effect: But before their next parody hits the Internet, their...

Ken Foster is the executive director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. He writes on SFGate: Last fall, a radio station in New York decided not to air a reading of the extraordinary poem "Howl," by San Francisco poet Alan Ginsberg, on the 50th anniversary of...

Update: I have decided to begin giving occasional "First Amendment Bad Ass" awards to counterbalance the Ass Hat awards. Mr. Nichol is hereby (retroactively) named as the first FABA. AVN Reports: College of William & Mary president Gene Nichol announced to students Monday that they will be allowed to...