First Amendment Center in the news

Monday, December 17, 2012

Religion in public schools: America is religious, but also illiterate of religionDeseret News, Salt Lake City, Dec. 1, 2012 — Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Cyberbullying law could face challengeThe Wilson (N.C.) Times, Dec. 1, 2012 — Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Biggest consumer complaints to the CPSCConsumer Reports,  January 2013 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

The hunt for the governor’s texts and emailsLawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, Dec. 2, 2012 — Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

 


 

Take Five: John Seigenthaler has experienced the First Amendment from both sides, The (St. Louis) Beacon , Nov. 26, 2012 — interview with John Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center.

Franklin moves to restrict newspaper vendors, other street sales, The Tennessean, Nov. 30, 2012 — Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, is quoted. And Tenn. town moves to limit sales of ‘street newspaper’, USA Today, Nov. 29, 2012.

Are Facebook “likes” protected by the First Amendment?, New York Times Upfront magazine, Nov. 19, 2012 —  David Hudson, First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Who, What, Why? Is public nudity a form of free speech?, BBC News Magazine, Nov. 21, 2012 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

“God” removed from student’s poem, Hickory Daily Record, Nov. 20, 2012 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted. And North Carolina school orders child to remove God from poem, Nov. 30, 2012.

‘Free to Tweet’ scholarship contest set for December, Henry Daily Herald, Nov. 28, 2012 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

 


Racist Tweet linked to York County student raises question of free speech vs. school discipline, York Daily Record, Nov. 18, 2012 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Battle over coastal Xmas display goes to court, The Associated Press, Nov. 18, 2012 — Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center and director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, is quoted.

Santa Monica can bar Nativity scenes in public places, judge rules, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 19, 2012 — Charles C. Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center and director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum, is quoted.

Atheists find new ways to spread their message in US, Russian Legal Information Agency, Nov. 20, 2012 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Second Free to Tweet campaign continues celebration of First Amendment  — announcement of the Free to Tweet campaign and Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

 


 

Brentwood lawsuit pitted safety vs. First Amendment, Williamson Herald, Nov. 15, 2012 — Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Teens targeted for offensive anti-Obama messages, Fox News Radio, Nov. 13, 2012 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Local woman’s racist Facebook post goes viral, Connect Statesboro, Nov. 13, 2013 — Ken Paulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Yancey couple wins rural journalism award, Carolina Public Press, Nov. 14, 2012 — Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

 


 

Portland attorney says TriMet’s questionable enforcement of noise rules violated free-speechThe Oregonian, Oct. 31, 2012 — KenPaulson, president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Offends some, but Obama effigy in Lebanon within legal boundsIndianapolis Star, Oct. 31, 2012— Ken Paulson is quoted.

 Tweeting fake news in a crisis – illegal or just immoral?, Gigaom.com, Oct. 30, 2012 — Ken Paulson is quoted.

Facebook speech police hint at hidden bias, The Washington Times, Nov. 1, 2012 — Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

 U.S. has been religiously diverse since its beginnings, say panelists, Catholic Herald, Oct. 31, 2012— Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project of the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center, is quoted.

Church sign raises advocacy questionThe Hutchinson (Kan.) News, Oct. 24, 2012 — Charles Haynes is quoted.

Pharmacy board records still not released, Boston Herald, Oct. 26, 2012 — David Hudson, First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center, is quoted.

City fire department implements new social media policy The Baltimore Sun, Nov. 2, 2012 — David Hudson is quoted.

 

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