On February 26, 2013, the First Amendment Center and the Supreme Court Fellows Program Alumni Association hosted a discussion about how the news media reports on the Supreme Court. The discussion was moderated by Jim Duff, president and chief executive officer of the Freedom Forum and Newseum. Panelists included: Joan Biskupic, Jess Bravin and Pete Williams.
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro defended the Knoxville campus’s spring “Sex Week” program under critical questioning Thursday from state Sen. Stacey Campfield in a legislative hearing.
A federal appeals court is weighing the constitutionality of a Delaware law allowing chancery judges to oversee secret arbitration in high-stakes business disputes.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is challenging in a federal appeals court Lexington’s limits on the flying of the Confederate flag.
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Wednesday that a serious national security leak required the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press as he stood by an investigation in which he insisted he had no involvement.
An effort to allow people to sue over potential violations of religious liberty cleared the Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday despite opposition from civil liberties groups who warn the measure will inspire waves of lawsuits over alleged First Amendment violations.
A top Senate Democrat plans to revive legislation that would protect journalists and their employers from revealing their sources, days after it was revealed that the Justice Department secretly obtained Associated Press phone records.
A federal judge has refused to block a New Orleans television station from using surveillance camera video of a confrontation last year inside a supermarket between store employees and an alleged shoplifter who died weeks later.
The leaders of a House panel told Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that they had serious concerns about the Justice Department’s gathering of phone records at The Associated Press.
Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday vetoed a bill that would require images that document animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, saying his main concern is its constitutionality.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.