prior restraint

If you don't know what the deal is with prior restraint, here, watch: [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn-kxUEySy0] There. Simple. Right? THE SUPREME COURT HAS ROUNDLY REJECTED PRIOR RESTRAINT! I wish I could just submit that clip to the next judge who even considers granting one. Just hold up a chromebook with...

This is not a Star Trek order.  There are no pithy jokes here.  There is, however, a shocking exposé of just how insidious the government can be in coercing silence when you speak out against outdated, incorrect, and even dangerous "conventional wisdom." Cooksey v. Futrell, et al., Case No. 12-2084, 2013...

[caption id="attachment_14882" align="aligncenter" width="320"] One more time, with feeling! -- FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE SUPREME COURT HAS ROUNDLY REJECTED PRIOR RESTRAINT!!!!![/caption] The National Judicial College should require every judge that attends to watch The Big Lebowski. Further, every state should require a person to view it before they can...

[caption id="attachment_14882" align="alignright" width="320"] FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE SUPREME COURT HAS ROUNDLY REJECTED PRIOR RESTRAINT!!!!![/caption] As some of you remember, Raanan Katz sued Google and others for copyright infringement this summer over a Blogger user's publication of an "unflattering" photograph of him.  Today, popular sports blog Deadspin has the story. Beyond the...

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently struck down a homeowners association rule that prohibited the posting of political signs in a homeowner’s unit. (Full text here).  The court reasoned that the HOA’s complete ban of political signage violated the free speech clause of the New Jersey Constitution, which “affirmatively guarantees...

by Charles Platt On Good Morning America, Breyer compares burning a Koran to shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater. I guess this must mean that if you do anything at all which upsets delusional wackos, you are not protected by the First Amendment. That's good to know....

Sound the alarm! The pornographers are coming to get us. Or so says the ever-hysterical Gail Dines in a recent Boston Globe article about her latest book. To Dines, it is not coincidental that pornography has grown increasingly brutal in its treatment of women as the likes...

[caption id="attachment_6638" align="alignright" width="139" caption="Let's hear it for the FSC"][/caption]The Free Speech Coalition has filed its long-awaited complaint seeking to have 18 U.S.C. § 2257 declared unconstitutional. The Background - The War on Sex Social conservatives on both the right and left take great delight in attempting to carve out...