First Amendment Center

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Name: First Amendment Center
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Middle finger leads to man’s arrest

WADESBORO — A man’s middle finger has landed him in legal trouble.An Anson County sheriff’s deputy on Monday arrested a 19-year-old passerby who is accused of flipping him the bird while driving past the home where a man was found shot to death early ... [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Remove those signs

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees our right to peaceably assemble. This right to assembly is intended to allow citizens to gather in public places without fear of harassment from their government.The newly ... [Published Panama City News Herald - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Another voice: FREEDOM’S CHAMPION

By KEN PAULSONFirst Amendment CenterA lead pipe to the head will get your attention.One day in 1961, Justice Department aide John Seigenthaler was brutally attacked with a pipe by Ku Klux Klansmen as he rushed to protect Freedom Riders arriving in Montgomery, ... [Published Roane County News - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

John Seigenthaler: A champion of the First Amendment

A lead pipe to the head will get your attention.One day in 1961, Justice Department aide John Seigenthaler was brutally attacked with a pipe by Ku Klux Klansmen as he rushed to protect Freedom Riders arriving in Montgomery, Ala. The Klansmen left John ... [Published Saukvalley.com - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 4 reports

Lipscomb joins Nashville in mourning the loss of John Seigenthaler

on 7/14/2014With the passing of legendary journalist and freedom of speech advocate John Seigenthaler in Nashville on July 11, the Lipscomb community lost a friend who was always eager to share his time with students, faculty and anyone who wanted to ... [Published Noodls - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

John Seigenthaler's visitation at the First Amendment Center

Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Sonny Rawls expresses his condolences to John Seigenthaler's widow, Dolores, during visitation at the First Amendment Center. Sunday July 13, 2014, in Nashville, TN. ... [Published Tennessean - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 3 reports

Visitation held at Vanderbilt University for John Seigenthaler

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Friends, family and loved ones are saying their goodbyes Sunday to a Tennessee icon who pass away last week.Visitation was held for John Seigenthaler at the center named for him on Vanderbilt University’s campus at 3 p.m.The legendary ... [Published WKRN - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 11 reports

Remembering the late John Seigenthaler, the man who embodied the power of the press

John Seigenthaler bought his ink by the barrel, and he goes to his grave having exercised more unrivaled power — and having carried a broader portfolio — than any other single figure in the past half-century of this city. After a long fight with cancer, ... [Published Nashville Scene - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Greg Peck: A Constitutional half-sheet quiz

Quick: Name our First Amendment freedoms.If you can’t, don’t feel too badly. You’re not alone. It’s sad, but true—rare is the American who can name all five freedoms. The new annual survey by the First Amendment Center verifies that.For the record, the ... [Published Winona Daily News - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

It’s vital to know how to use — and defend — our freedoms

WASHINGTON — C’mon, people — it’s just 45 words!We’ll even give you the Twitter version: Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition.Gene Policinski is chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and senior vice president of the Institute’s ... [Published TriCities.com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 3 reports

Too many Americans are wrong about rights

Quick, can you name the five specific freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?I had no problem with speech, press, religion and assembly, but I admit to missing petition. Then again, it’s been awhile since I asked my representative ... [Published WVMetroNews - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 4 reports

Public struggles with First Amendment basics

heir 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 – up to and including the First Amendment. The First Amendment ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Jul 08 2014]

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"The court," Rodovich wrote, "does not have to accept his disclaimer, particularly in light of the magnitude of his (threats)."
In the decision, Justice Samuel Alito said Hobby Lobby and another company involved in the dispute were "each owned and controlled by members of a single family" and the families' "sincere religious beliefs have never been challenged."
"At every one of these meetings between judges and journalists, John showed his deep respect for the federal judiciary and he celebrated its independence as one of the most important foundations of our democracy,” said veteran legal journalist Tony Mauro, who attended several J&J sessions.  "
...Specifically, the report states that "a growing majority of Americans (68 percent) agree that public school students should be allowed to report on controversial issues in their student newspaper without the approval of school authorities." That is up substantially from 2001, when the same organization reported that only 40 percent of Americans agreed with this statement

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Middle finger leads to man’s arrest [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - 16 hours ago]
Letter: Remove those signs [Published Panama City News Herald - Jul 28 2014]
In Tennessee mosque fight, religious freedom tr... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Jul 25 2014]
Satire v. threats in social media age 16 days ago [Published Lafayette Journal & Courier - Jul 23 2014]
Court rulings produce 'First Amendment fireworks' [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Jul 22 2014]
A question of speech [Published Durham Herald-Sun - Jul 22 2014]
Education news of interest in Central Kentucky. [Published Kentucky.com - Jul 21 2014]
Examining the new importance of 'where' we speak [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Jul 18 2014]
John Seigenthaler: 'Cherished Friend'... [Published U.S. Courts News - Jul 17 2014]
Let students speak up [Published Cape Cod Online - Jul 17 2014]
GUEST OPINION: Seigenthaler’s ‘45’ — words we a... [Published Roane County News - Jul 16 2014]
Another voice: FREEDOM’S CHAMPION [Published Roane County News - Jul 16 2014]
Corporatist Lobbying Replaced a Free Market [Published RINF.com - Jul 16 2014]
Legendary journalist recalled for lifetime comm... [Published Arlington Catholic Herald - Jul 16 2014]
John Seigenthaler: A champion of the First Amen... [Published Saukvalley.com - Jul 16 2014]
Seigenthaler, true friend of the written word [Published Tennessean - Jul 16 2014]
UT Mourns Passing of Seigenthaler, Who Received... [Published The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Jul 15 2014]
John Seigenthaler Eulogized As Defender Of The ... [Published Nashville Public Radio - Jul 15 2014]
In new poll, marriage equality trumps religious... [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Jul 15 2014]
A life well guided by the principles of justice [Published Journal-Gazette - Jul 15 2014]
Lipscomb joins Nashville in mourning the loss o... [Published Noodls - Jul 15 2014]
Kennedys, Gore among thousands honoring memory ... [Published WATE - Jul 15 2014]
Editorial: Americans are fuzzy on the First Ame... [Published Lake County News Sun - Jul 14 2014]
Security tight at Seigenthaler funeral [Published Tennessean - Jul 14 2014]
Nashville community honors, remembers John Seig... [Published WSMV - Jul 14 2014]
John Seigenthaler's visitation at the First Ame... [Published Tennessean - Jul 14 2014]
Thousands pay respects to John Seigenthaler [Published Tennessean - Jul 14 2014]
Visitation held at Vanderbilt University for Jo... [Published WKRN - Jul 13 2014]
Bedford Countians remember Seigenthaler [Published Shelbyville Times-Gazette - Jul 13 2014]
LOYAL: Seigenthaler easily stands up to test as... [Published Daily News Journal - Jul 13 2014]
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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 -- ...
Majority Believe Marriage Equality And Religiou... [Published Think Progress - Jun 27 2014]
CREDIT: The First Amendment Center A new poll from the First Amendment Center finds that a majority of Americans do not see an inherent conflict between recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples and “religious freedom.” Of the 1,006 respondents, ...
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