Free Speech

Court Rules In Favor of DC Tour Guides Who Say City's $200 'Guide Exam' Violates Free SpeechA federal appeals court has ruled in favor of tour guides in the nation's capital who challenged city rules that require guides to pay the government $200 and to pass a 100-question multiple-choice exam.
Supreme Court To Consider Free Speech Rights Of People Who Use Threatening Language On FacebookThe Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear.
Mozilla CEO Resignation Raises Free-Speech Issues The resignation of Mozilla's CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley's strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region's foundation.
High Court Case: Abortion Clinic Protest-Free ZoneAbortion protesters and supporters must stay under a Massachusetts law that is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. Arguments are set for Wednesday.
Court: Clicking 'Like' on Facebook is Free SpeechA federal appeals court says clicking "Like" on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech.
Judge Upholds Law Meant To Keep Minors Out Of Porn A federal law requiring pornography producers to verify performers are at least 18 years of age withstood an industry challenge Thursday after a federal judge rejected arguments the measure imposes burdensome record-keeping requirements that chill free speech.
GOP Leader Warns Of Attacks On Free Speech The Senate Republican leader, who last year accused the Obama administration of Nixon-style dirty tricks, said Friday the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups is part of a broader government assault on free speech.
Fed Judge Rules Super Bowl 'Clean Zone' Infringes First Amendment, ACLU Files SuitThe city of New Orleans must scale back its plans for a "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week, a federal judge said Thursday.