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US v. Sineneng-Smith: Does Immigration Law Trump Free Speech?

US v. Sineneng-Smith: Does Immigration Law Trump Free Speech?

  Thomas L. Knapp Are you free to express your opinions? The First Amendment says yes, but 8 US Code § 1324 says no. A case currently before the US Supreme Court, United States v. Sineneng-Smith, will presumably clarify the matter, hopefully in favor of free speech. Evelyn Sineneng-Smith, an immigration consultant, allegedly cheated her […]

Diversity—But Not if We Disagree with You

Diversity—But Not if We Disagree with You

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Since the late Seventies/Eighties, and perhaps even before, I noticed the trend of attacking free speech in universities and other places. If you disagreed with the theories of the left—you were silenced, shamed and labeled. In 1985 a sociology professor’s TA called me a Nazi, probably because I am of […]

POLITICS | Does The First Amendment Protect Revenge Porn? An Illinois Woman Wants SCOTUS To Decide

POLITICS | Does The First Amendment Protect Revenge Porn? An Illinois Woman Wants SCOTUS To Decide

KEVIN DALEY SUPREME COURT CORRESPONDENT   An Illinois woman will soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her challenge to a state law barring the non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images, colloquially known as “revenge porn.” Though the Supreme Court’s First Amendment precedents are generally protective of explicit or obscene images, the justices may consider […]

Don’t Let Mass Shooters and the New York Times Destroy Freedom of Speech

Don’t Let Mass Shooters and the New York Times Destroy Freedom of Speech

  by Thomas L. Knapp “Online communities like 4chan and 8chan have become hotbeds of white nationalist activity,” wrote the editors of the New York Times on August 4 in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Then: “Law enforcement currently offers few answers as to how to contain these communities.” Wait, […]

Free Speech Just Isn’t That Complicated

Free Speech Just Isn’t That Complicated

  by Thomas L. Knapp It’s hard to believe we need to have this conversation in this day and age. But if we don’t keep having it, at some point we might not be allowed to have it. Question: What is free speech? Or, rather what is NOT free speech? In 2017, former Vermont governor, […]

Ventura Law Firm to host United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

Ventura Law Firm to host United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

VENTURA, Calif.–Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County’s largest law firm, will host law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye as featured speaker for its summer Engage & Enlighten event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., August 26, at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 […]

Engage and Enlighten featuring United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

Engage and Enlighten featuring United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

VENTURA, Calif.–Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County’s largest law firm, will host law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye as featured speaker for its summer Engage & Enlighten event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., August 26, at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 […]

Court Forces California To Pay Nearly $400K To Crisis Pregnancy Center

Court Forces California To Pay Nearly $400K To Crisis Pregnancy Center

Grace Carr | Reporter   California must pay $399,000 to a crisis pregnancy center after a Monday ruling ordering the sum be paid to cover the costs incurred in a legal battle over the dissemination of abortion material. The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Western Division on Monday ordered the state to pay […]

An Exclusive Event, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s only California Appearance

An Exclusive Event, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s only California Appearance

American Freedom Alliance hosts Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff is a long-time free-speech champion and tireless truth-teller She has been the focus of media attention since the recent European Court of Human Rights’ shocking decision just a few weeks ago when they upheld the Austrian conviction of “Mrs. S”  -Elisabeth – for hate speech, deciding that […]

We Need More, Not Less, Separation of State and Journalism

We Need More, Not Less, Separation of State and Journalism

  By Thomas L. Knapp “Newspapers are dying,” writes Rob Kall, Editor-in-Chief of progressive (but refreshingly open-minded) opinion site OpEdNews, in a (recently updated) 2010 op-ed. “Let them. There may have been people who wanted to rescue the buggy whip industry. But they were misguided. It was transportation they really cared about. We need to […]

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