Displaying items by tag: First Amendment

In the past, journalists in the USA have been able to safely perform their work, as domestic acts of violence against them were a rare occurrence. However, during the recent protests we’ve seen journalists attacked on Main Streets across America.

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In the age of COVID-19, is pushing a shopping cart really safer than holding a hymnal? 

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It was a Christmas greeting tailor-made for a pre-redemption Ebenezer Scrooge.

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On Nov. 29, FBI agents arrested hacker and cryptocurrency developer Virgil Griffith. His alleged crime: Talking.

Yes, really.

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Legal scholars are blowing the whistle on a North Carolina school district and the state’s high school sports sanctioning body following a free speech controversy.

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While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the North Carolina ABC Commission are spoiling for a First Amendment fight over irreverent craft beer names. 

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In a constitutional Catch-22, a divided N.C. Court of Appeals panel agrees motorists have a First Amendment right to flip the bird, but contends traffic cops can detain you for it anyway. 

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To the editor:

This is a response to Michael Maharrey’s opinion article “In God you must trust — or we'll pass a law.”

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Friday, 01 February 2019 13:14

COLUMN: The power of writing and words

As proven many times, if you put letters together, you can form words. If you string words together, you get paragraphs. Assemble a number of paragraphs together, and you get a story. If you put the stories together, you have a lifetime.

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As North Carolina lawmakers convene the General Assembly’s 2019 long session today, student journalists, educators and press freedom advocates are calling on state legislatures throughout the country to end censorship of high school student media. 

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