Arlington, VA — Most two-year-olds can’t speak, and yet this two-year-old has expanded free speech across the nation, changed the face of the Republican primaries, and dealt a huge blow to those who would use government power to restrict political discourse. Monday, March 26, 2012, marks the second anniversary of the Continue reading
Washington D.C. – Liberty Counsel has agreed to represent Rev. Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor who was sued in a Massachusetts federal court by a foreign group called Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG). The premise for this lawsuit is based upon the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).
The ATS provides a cause of action for violations of international laws that are “specific, universal, and obligatory.” Courts have found torture, cruel, inhuman, Continue reading
Washington, D.C, – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said it is representing nearly 20 Tea Party organizations nationwide against what appears to be a coordinated attempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to intimidate and silence these organizations in this election year. The ACLJ says IRS information demands sent to Tea Party groups include probing questions that violate the free speech and freedom of association Continue reading
Crackdown on Speech and Information Available to Ordinary Citizens
Washington, D.C. by Christine Hall, CEI – The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) today filed an amicus brief in support of hedge fund Bulldog Investors and free speech rights. Bulldog is suing the state of Massachusetts for violating the company’s First Amendment free speech rights after the state filed an administrative complaint against the company for responding to a citizen’s request for information. Following an adverse ruling by the state supreme court, the case is now on appeal to the U.S. Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – What was meant to be a sweet holiday left a bitter taste in the mouth of second grader Dexter Thielhelm of James Madison Elementary School in Sheboygan, Wis. At a Valentine’s Day “friendship party and chocolate celebration,” School officials confiscated Dexter’s gifts of candy-filled water bottles with a typewritten Continue reading
By Alan Sexton, Green Mountain Scribes
While we might not always agree with the rhetoric or expressions of others, as Americans, our intrinsic right to speak and otherwise express freely is nonetheless protected from governmental censorship within the First Amendment to the painstakingly created, ingenious, and timelessly applicable Constitution of the United States. This begs the question: are we always best served by exercising these rights?
Along with the rapid proliferation and ever-growing popularity of wonderfully interactive media such as Continue reading
Shawano, WI – Liberty Counsel is representing the Wegner family after school officials at Shawano High School censored and punished Brandon Wegner, a 15-year-old, for writing an op-ed article explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural mother-father adoption. Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the school demanding it apologize for its unconstitutional and irrational censorship and humiliation of Brandon.