First Amendment Center

Type: Organization
Name: First Amendment Center
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Dorian Nakamoto wants Bitcoins to make Newsweek pay up

In March, Newsweek identified Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto as the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, but the man quickly denied the claims. Nakamoto insisted he did “not create, invent, or otherwise work on Bitcoin,” in an interview with Reuters, adding ... [Published SiliconANGLE - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Conservatives proposing plan to allow use of journalistic work in political ads

By | The Canadian Press – 17 minutes agoCanada News »The jury in Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial is hearing again this morning from the German man who housed the accused in the days preceding his June …Canada will step up border screening ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Veteran Journalist Says Economics Are Biggest Challenge to Press Freedom

Freedom of the press is one of the guarantees of the First Amendment along with speech, religion, assembly and petition. Without this protection the press could not criticize the government. But nearly 225 years since the Bill of Rights went into effect, ... [Published SDPB - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Hate speech ban will mark the end of all free speech

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced legislation that calls for a federal investigation of "hate speech " on cable, broadcast and Internet outlets. Fortunately, constitutional experts are raising concerns about such a bill being unconstitutional. There ... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

OUR VIEW: Sacred ground

In a poker game between county officials and New Life Church, Pastor Gary Richardson would hold the trump card.The first hand in this high-stakes contest will be played out Tuesday, when the Richmond County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment holds ... [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

First Amendment column: Social media out of ‘toy box’

Time to take social media out of the freedom-of-expression “toy box.”Serious issues and serious work now abound in this relatively young method by which we not only exchange information, but also to rally to causes and hold public officials accountab ... [Published Green Bay Press-Gazette - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Freedom Sings

Launching The UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s centennial celebration, a series of events continuing through next year, will perform songs that have at one time been censored or banned. Founded by the First Amendment Center in ... [Published Flagpole - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Texas court throws out part of 'upskirt' photo law

The top criminal court in Texas has struck down part of a law banning “upskirt” photos, becoming the latest state to try to define the line between constitutionally protected speech and personal privacy.The Texas ruling, involving photos at a water park ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

In Texas, ‘Upskirt’ Photos Are A-Okay, Court Says

If you life in Texas, your right to be a pervert and invade someone else’s personal space has been upheld by the court system.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last week struck down a law that basically prevented “upskirt” photos, or taking a photo ... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

OUR VIEW: Americans frightened by freedom?

As Islamic State militants slaughter civilians and decapitate prisoners of war in gruesome videos posted online for the world to see, some of us are more likely to balk when fellow Americans exercise their rights in controversial ways.The 2014 State of ... [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

As tech firms take on the role of newsrooms, will they care about legal fights for public interest?

Newspapers were at the center of many free speech and access-to-information battles of the last century, but those days are all but done. Most newspapers are a husk of their former selves, and their legal budgets are as desiccated as the classified ad ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

GUEST OPINION: Many confused on church/state separation

By CHARLES C. HAYNESFirst Amendment CenterAt a time when Americans are deeply divided over the meaning of “separation of church and state,” a recent ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals provides a much-needed case study in how the First Amendment’s ... [Published Roane County News - Sep 10 2014]

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"Journalists gather coverage for what they share with their audience, they're not gathering images, audio clips, video clips for political purposes."
" Americans recognize “hate speech” laws for what they are–a loss of our First Amendment Rights and the government's excuse for censorship. Please be aware that We the People will NEVER allow speech censorship in America, as we realize our freedom as citizens depends on this right.”"
...to find program that help them re-integrate into society," said Eli Williamson , Director of the Veterans Program at the McCormick Foundation. "With more than 40,000 nonprofits dedicated to veterans across the country and a VA system that struggles to meet the demand, it is of vital importance to highlight the pathways to the right programs with the greatest ease."
Polarization on this issue became significant after the events of the 2000 election. In October 2000, the New York Times reported that "officials in both campaigns said they were braced for the unlikely, but certainly possible, prospect that Mr. Gore could reach the White House by capturing the electoral college while Mr. Bush could prevail in the popular vote." Enthusiasm for the popular vote at the time was moderate among Democrats, but skyrocketed after Gore won the popular vote while losing the electoral...

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Dorian Nakamoto wants Bitcoins to make Newsweek... [Published SiliconANGLE - Oct 15 2014]
Robert Redford named recipient of Chaplin Award [Published ShootOnline - Oct 12 2014]
Conservatives proposing plan to allow use of jo... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 09 2014]
Veteran Journalist Says Economics Are Biggest C... [Published SDPB - Oct 08 2014]
Hate speech ban will mark the end of all free s... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 05 2014]
OUR VIEW: Sacred ground [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Oct 03 2014]
McCormick Foundation Grants Reinforce Importanc... [Published Fat Pitch Financials - Oct 02 2014]
Scholars: Tent city on sacred ground [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Oct 02 2014]
First Amendment column: Social media out of ‘to... [Published Green Bay Press-Gazette - Oct 01 2014]
Freedom Sings [Published Flagpole - Oct 01 2014]
Texas court throws out part of 'upskirt' photo law [Published Special Broadcasting Service - Sep 24 2014]
In Texas, ‘Upskirt’ Photos Are A-Okay, Court Says [Published Inquisitr - Sep 21 2014]
Americana music shines at honor and awards [Published The Murfreesboro Post - Sep 20 2014]
Texas court throws out part of 'upskirt' photo law [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 19 2014]
Jason Isbell sweeps 2014 Americana Music Awards [Published Examiner.com - Sep 18 2014]
duPont Manual teachers honored with Constitutio... [Published Fox41.com - Sep 17 2014]
OUR VIEW: Americans frightened by freedom? [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Sep 17 2014]
The Public and Proposed Constitutional Amendmen... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 15 2014]
As tech firms take on the role of newsrooms, wi... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Sep 14 2014]
GUEST OPINION: Many confused on church/state se... [Published Roane County News - Sep 10 2014]
Opinion: Blasphemy, free speech and Oklahoma’s ... [Published Westerly Sun - Aug 30 2014]
The Ethics Of Banning A Brutal Beheading Video [Published Think Progress - Aug 21 2014]
Prayer letter raises questions [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Aug 19 2014]
John Seigenthaler: 'Cherished Friend'... [Published U.S. Courts News - Jul 17 2014]
Seigenthaler: One of journalism’s greats [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Jul 13 2014]
Michelle Leung: Fox News Defends Hate Speech Wi... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jul 10 2014]
100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty S... [Published Think Progress - Jul 08 2014]
Survey: Many citizens still lack familiarity wi... [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Jul 08 2014]
The most depressing chart you’ll see all day [Published The Fix - Jul 07 2014]
Charita Goshay: Jailing of any journalist imper... [Published Canton Repository - Jun 29 2014]
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Dorian Nakamoto wants Bitcoins to make Newsweek... [Published SiliconANGLE - Oct 15 2014]
In March, Newsweek identified Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto as the mysterious creator of Bitcoin, but the man quickly denied the claims. Nakamoto insisted he did “not create, invent, or otherwise work on Bitcoin,” in an interview with Reuters, adding ...
The Ethics Of Banning A Brutal Beheading Video [Published Think Progress - Aug 21 2014]
Graphic images and video of slain U.S. photojournalist James Foley, who was kidnapped and beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), began circulating news sites and social media feeds almost immediately after the video was released ...
John Seigenthaler: 'Cherished Friend'... [Published U.S. Courts News - Jul 17 2014]
Beginning 15 years ago and continuing through last year, noted publisher and First Amendment advocate John Seigenthaler met annually with groups of journalists and federal judges in an effort to help them better understand each other. The sessions took ...
Michelle Leung: Fox News Defends Hate Speech Wi... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Jul 10 2014]
Fox News suggested HGTV ran afoul of the First Amendment when it canceled an upcoming reality show following reports of the hosts' extreme anti-gay and Islamophobic activism. HGTV  cancelled  its forthcoming reality show  Flip It Forward  following  ...
100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty S... [Published Think Progress - Jul 08 2014]
CREDIT: AP A group 100 religious clergy, theologians, and faith leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday urging him not to include religious exemptions in a forthcoming executive order prohibiting federal contractors from using ...
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