First Amendment Center

Type: Organization
Name: First Amendment Center
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

duPont Manual teachers honored with Constitution Day award at University of Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Two teachers from duPont Manual High School will be honored with an award Wednesday during Constitution Day events at the University of Kentucky.James Miller and Liz Palmer, journalism teachers in Manual's communications magnet, ... [Published Fox41.com - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 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 - 7 hours ago]
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]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Harry Reid and friends want to ‘fix’ First Amendment, raise money

This article originally appeared on watchdog.org .MADISON, Wis. — The  First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution  has served its citizens pretty well over the past 220-plus years.Now, Senate Democrats want to fix it.Fresh off summer vacation, Senate Majority  ... [Published Human Events Online - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Campaign To Remove ‘Under God’ From Pledge Causes Contention

The clause ‘under God,’ added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, has been a subject of debate numerous times. Now it’s in question once again, as the American Humanist Association leads a campaign to have ‘under God’ removed from the pledge entirel ... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Executing journalists a sad, futile act

When will these ISIS terrorist thugs realize that the phrase "U.S. journalist" concerns geography, not political science? Killing journalists from this county does get you headlines, but history tells us that it’s an ignorant, tragic and foolish belief ... [Published Morning Sun - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Missouri and the media: What the heck is going on?

What in the heck is going on with the police in Ferguson, Missouri, and journalists?The St. Louis suburb has been the scene of peaceful protests and charged emotions, and nightly chaos and occasional looting, since the Aug. 9 shooting death of a black ... [Published TriCities.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Policinski: James Foley -- courage in the face of danger

Column (Photo: RGJ)By Gene PolicinskiGannettTo just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley … seems not enough.To just be sickened by the shabby and cowardly manner in which he was beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS … feels inadequate ... [Published Reno Gazette-Journal - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexually explicit emails

HARRISBURG — An unnamed judge issued an order blocking an open records law request by the Tribune-Review for emails and links to sexually explicit images reportedly shared by top staffers of the Attorney General's Office.“Your Right-to-Know request cannot ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

OUR VIEW: Protect student speech

As the school bells ring around Richmond County and students make their way to class Monday morning, we hope teachers and administrators remember: Students have free-speech rights, too.All too often, school officials throughout the nation are quick to ... [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Nominations Open for James Madison Award

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 18 -- The University of Kentucky issued the following news release:Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are two of the linchpins of American democracy. The Scripps Howard First Amendment Center in the School of Journalism and ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 20 2014]

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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...
"It was such a provocative ad that really struck a chord with the public and made them think about whether this is a park they should patronize."
...has been dominant religion in this country, is to be accepting and loving of all people, and whatever religion they want to practice," Yaw said. "Jesus didn't give me the right to judge other people."
As the court explained, "the Establishment Clause is not properly construed to command that government accounts of history be devoid of religious references."

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duPont Manual teachers honored with Constitutio... [Published Fox41.com - 2 hours ago]
OUR VIEW: Americans frightened by freedom? [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - 7 hours ago]
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]
Orlando airport turns down PETA ad attacking Se... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Sep 10 2014]
Harry Reid and friends want to ‘fix’ First Amen... [Published Human Events Online - Sep 09 2014]
Campaign To Remove ‘Under God’ From Pledge Caus... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 08 2014]
Refuse to be Silenced [Published Editor & Publisher - Sep 08 2014]
The devil, you say? Satanists say they're peace... [Published Battle Creek Enquirer - Sep 07 2014]
Executing journalists a sad, futile act [Published Morning Sun - Sep 06 2014]
Missouri and the media: What the heck is going on? [Published TriCities.com - Sep 02 2014]
Policinski: James Foley -- courage in the face ... [Published Reno Gazette-Journal - Aug 31 2014]
Opinion: Blasphemy, free speech and Oklahoma’s ... [Published Westerly Sun - Aug 30 2014]
Secret judicial ruling blocks release of sexual... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 29 2014]
Cross at Ground Zero: History lesson or state r... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Aug 26 2014]
OUR VIEW: Protect student speech [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Aug 23 2014]
Media and police in Missouri: What is going on? [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Aug 22 2014]
The Ethics Of Banning A Brutal Beheading Video [Published Think Progress - Aug 21 2014]
Nominations Open for James Madison Award [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 20 2014]
‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguso... [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 19 2014]
Prayer letter raises questions [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Aug 19 2014]
Editorial: Milford should end consideration of ... [Published Register Citizen - Aug 15 2014]
As Milford considers ban, panhandling is free s... [Published New Haven Register - Aug 11 2014]
John Seigenthaler: 'Cherished Friend'... [Published U.S. Courts News - Jul 17 2014]
Kennedys, Gore among thousands honoring memory ... [Published WATE - Jul 15 2014]
Seigenthaler: One of journalism’s greats [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Jul 13 2014]
Journalist, Tennessee icon John Seigenthaler di... [Published WATE - Jul 11 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]
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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 ...
The most depressing chart you’ll see all day [Published The Fix - Jul 07 2014]
The American people are low-information voters. But their lack of information doesn't just apply to the candidates they vote for or the issues that are important to them; it also applies to some of the most basic founding principles of this country -- ...
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