In Poland, as in several other European countries, it is a crime to deny the Holocaust. Soon, thanks to a bill that was approved by the lower house of the Polish parliament on Friday, it may also be a crime to discuss the Holocaust too frankly. The pending ban on references to Polish complicity in […]
Some 12 “conservative thought leaders” will join the meeting with Zuckerberg on Wednesday, a Facebook spokesman said. Among the invitees are media personality Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” co-host Dana Perino and Zac Moffatt, co-founder of Targeted Victory, a technology company that aims to bring transparency to media buying.
Disappointing — and slightly embarrassing — news arrived on Tuesday for conservative Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, when a federal judge ruled in favor of MoveOn.Org, the liberal organization that put up a billboard in the state slamming Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid. MoveOn had been sued in March by lieutenant governor Jay Dardenne, whose office runs […]
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In a victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a New Mexico photographer who claimed a free-speech right to refuse to shoot a wedding album for a same-sex couple. The photographer was charged with violating the state’s anti-discrimination law, […]
By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers. These days, however, the Constitution’s protection for free speech and religious liberty has become the weapon of choice for conservatives. This year’s Supreme Court term features an unusual array of […]
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they are inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics. Anti-abortion activists called the law a violation of free speech that prohibits “peaceful conversation on a public sidewalk,” said Mark Rienzi, an attorney representing self-described “sidewalk counselors,” who stand outside […]
Washington (AFP) – More than four decades after legalizing abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court returns to the hot-button issue Wednesday in a case about the right to protest near clinics that terminate pregnancies. The high court is due to hear a challenge on the ground of free speech rights to a Massachusetts law that sets […]