Saturday, January 7, 2012

Supreme court free speech

  • WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the conventional wisdom goes, is exceptionally supportive of free speech.
  • (New York Times)
  • The Supreme Court ruled that public figures cannot recover for intentional infliction of emotional distress from publications unless the publication intended harm and knew the information was untrue.
  • (ABC News)
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a state law restricting automated robocalls.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • You cant yell fire in a crowded theater. That paraphrase of a paragraph in a 1919 U.S. Supreme Court written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is often cited as justification for limiting free speech.
  • (Prescott Valley Tribune)
  • ruling and is highly critical of the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Courts Citizens United decision, which cleared the way for corporations to spend money in political campaigns as part of their free speech rights.
  • (Missoulian)
  • The nuisance shareholder proposals on political spending introduced by unions and left-wing activists are part of a remarkable 18-month effort to subvert the Supreme Courts reaffirmation of corporate free-speech rights in its Citizens United v.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • The paper lamented that the Supreme Court's Citizens that were struck down by the High Court claim their goal is to clean up politics, but their real objective is to restrict political speech.
  • (Commentary Magazine)
  • A Supreme Court fight over television profanity and nudity may The high court has championed free speech under Chief Justice John Roberts, striking down restrictions on violent video games, pharmaceutical marketing and political spending.
  • (Los Angeles Daily News)
  • Now the Supreme Court is poised to take a fresh look at a key aspect family friendly prime-time hours of 8 to 10 p.m. Oral arguments in this key free-speech dispute will be held Tuesday.
  • (CNN)
  • A U.S. Supreme Court (1000L) fight over television profanity Corp. (CBS)'s CBS are joining ABC and Fox in opposing the FCC.
  • (Bloomberg)

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