Posts by Gene Policinski:
‘The mere fact that a dramatic work or pantomime includes a magic trick, or even that a particular illusion is its central feature, does not render it devoid’ of protection, district judge writes.
CBS News’ Edward R. Murrow’s crusading broadcasts and the Supreme Court’s Sullivan decision helped reshape contemporary American life and how as a nation we perceive and apply our core freedoms of free press and free speech.
The government’s record on good intentions and the news media provides enough cause to worry.
Case involving flashing headlights to warn motorists of speed traps reminds us that government can’t override our free speech without good reason rooted in law.
One of the hardest times for the image of the First Amendment is when its protection means sheltering speech that most people find offensive, degrading or vile.
Nothing about the national debate over abortion is simple — and that applies at times to even the words and manner we use in talking about it.
To reshape public debate in a more civil manner, truth, independence and transparency are a good place for a free press to start.
Phil Robertson’s adventures in free speech remind us that, as long as government doesn’t intervene, there’s no First Amendment issue.
There are strong First Amendment reasons for disclosure of 911 calls, including those recently released from last year’s school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Outside of the most rabid conspiracy circles, it’s fair to say we know a great deal about the assassination of President Kennedy thanks to a half-century of news and information brought to us unfettered by government censorship.
All application materials must be submitted by Oct. 4 for the 2014 competition, scheduled for Feb. 20-21, 2014.
Americans are engaged in what is a historic – at least, by virtue of being largely electronic – national discussion over national priorities and military options.
The First Amendment is the means, mechanism and method by which we use freedom to participate in self-governance and work to achieve Martin Luther King’s vision of equality.
In-house ombudsmen who publicly criticize bad reporting by their news organizations help the public judge news-media credibility.
Can Amazon founder sustain focus on holding government accountable in an era of news as celebrity fluff and pundit chatter?