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Meanwhile, a reporter covering Nashville protests is among those arrested; police and protesters face off in other Occupy demonstrations across the country.
Protect Marriage Washington spokesman says disclosure is ‘terrible’ and he believes ‘there will certainly be harassment’ of those who supported petitions.
Even those who see themselves as disenfranchised — as some “tea partiers” and “occupiers” both have claimed — find that their voices are not stilled, their protests not muffled by representatives of the most powerful government on Earth.
Group had sought to have Bob Barr be the party’s sole candidate on New Hampshire’s 2008 presidential ballot.
Administration announces We the People page, where individuals can create and sign petitions seeking the government’s action on a range of issues.
As an 11-year-old, Josh Mamis circulated a petition in 1968 calling for his school principal’s ouster — then sued after the principal tried to stop him.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press says legislation gives citizens a quick way to dismiss lawsuits filed against them for exercising their free speech.
In Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, Justice Kennedy says the right of petition “is not a right to transform everyday employment disputes into matters for constitutional litigation in a federal forum.”
The state Supreme Court finds that the First Amendment doesn’t protect an attorney’s public campaign against a former client’s construction project.
Former candidate claimed Hawaii election requirements made it harder for independents to make it on ballot than party candidates.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away Ralph Nader's appeal of a Hawaiian court's decision keeping him off the state's presidential ballot in 2004.
The high court refused yesterday to hear Nader's appeal.
Elections officials kept Nader off Hawaii's 2004 ballot because supporters had failed to submit the required number of signatures. He challenged that decision, [...]
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court yesterday was treated to an hourlong tour of the history of the rarely invoked petition clause of the First Amendment. By the end of the hour, however, it did not appear the Court was ready to breathe new life into the hoary right of the people to “petition the government [...]
COMPTON, Calif. — A Superior Court judge has ruled that the Compton Unified School District violated parents' First Amendment rights by imposing an onerous signature-verification process on a disputed parent petition for a charter school.
On March 21, Judge Anthony J. Mohr ordered administrators to count the signatures by April 1 over the objections of the [...]
Although it’s the freedom few people can name, petition has deep historical roots.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Supreme Court late yesterday blocked a lower court's order and ruled that voters at polling places may see a list of write-in candidates.
The ruling was good news for the campaign of incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. She was defeated in the Republican primary by tea party favorite Joe Miller and [...]