Posts by Ken Paulson:
The Champaign public school district’s decision to invite representatives of multiple faiths to teach in its classrooms led to a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down 65 years ago on March 8, 1948 For the first time, the Court declared that the establishment clause of the First Amendment applied to the states, sharply limiting efforts to incorporate religious activities into public schools.
It’s open season on paparazzi in celebrity-laden states as legislatures gear up to protect the rich and famous. Most recently, the Hawaii legislature was so grateful that Steven Tyler purchased a home on Maui that they named an anti-paparazzi bill after him
A measure of our freedom is how foolish we’re allowed to be in exercising our rights, as in the case of the man who praised the Newtown shootings on Facebook.
State Legislature gives gun-permit holders wide latitude to keep their records out of public view. Also:
It’s a measure of Presley’s music that it continues to be played all over the globe and a measure of his style that he can still startle the easily offended.
Maryland legislator’s bill to prohibit newspapers from publishing information about firearm owners is a baffling backlash against a New York paper’s release of such public records.
The best protection for a free press is professionalism, and much of the news reporting on the horrible school shootings has fallen short of the basic standard of accuracy vital to journalism.
Writer-comedian Chris Bliss’ monument to the Bill of Rights in Phoenix is an inspiring, long-term way to remind Americans of the document that established our core freedoms.
North Carolina elementary school that told girl to remove reference to God before reading her poem to students was technically defensible, but it probably would have been better to let her read it as written.
‘Free to Tweet’ scholarship contest is part of the 1 for All campaign to raise awareness and understanding of our core freedoms.
Judge rules that the state can curb unsafe driving by photographers chasing celebrities most effectively through traffic laws, not by targeting free-press rights protected by the First Amendment.