Posts Tagged ‘ first amendment ’

Know Your Rights with CBLDF’s Newest Resource!

November 12, 2019
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 Know Your Rights  with CBLDF’s Newest Resource!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund says students and teachers should “Know Your Rights” with this brand new, free printable resource of essential Supreme Court cases about student rights. Designed for easy printing, sharing and posting in classrooms, “Know Your Rights” is a great tool to spark classroom discussions and to provide at a glance guidance…

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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

October 10, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

CBLDF is excited to announce three retailer webinars for November 2019!  Our webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Register now to be a part of these valuable educational tools.  Check out the list below and register for one or all today.   Retailing…

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Think First Campaign Tries to Demystify First Amendment

August 7, 2019
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Think First Campaign Tries to Demystify First Amendment

Last year, a survey received national attention when 40% of respondents couldn’t name a single right guaranteed by the First Amendment, and one one person out of 1009 could name all five. As a way to combat what is clearly a lack of understanding surrounding one of the most important tenets in the U.S., Media…

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Victory for ACLU and Chokehold in AZ

June 20, 2019
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Victory for ACLU and Chokehold in AZ

The Arizona Department of Corrections decided to reverse its previous ban on Paul Butler’s autobiography, Chokehold: Policing Black Men after the ACLU threatened to sue. ACLU announced the decision on Twitter, and Butler also tweeted about the decision, calling it a “victory for literacy and justice” but tempering excitement by recalling the more than 2,000,000…

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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

May 8, 2019
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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

The First Amendment rights of students continue to be a topic of litigation fifty years after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (you can read about Tinker and subsequent cases here). April 2019, in K.B. v. DeKalb County School Dist., a federal district court in Georgia allowed a high school student’s lawsuit claiming violation of…

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Student Stands Up for LGBTQIA Community and Her Own First Amendment Rights

March 14, 2019
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Student Stands Up for LGBTQIA Community and Her Own First Amendment Rights

A Fourth Grader in South Carolina is suing her school district for infringing on her First Amendment rights after they refused to accept her essay on LGBTQIA rights. The assignment was to craft a letter “to society” about something the student wanted to talk about, then the letters would be collected into a book and…

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CBLDF Speaks Out Against Harsh and Discriminatory Punishment of 6th Grader

February 20, 2019
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CBLDF Speaks Out Against Harsh and Discriminatory Punishment of 6th Grader

A sixth-grade student was arrested in Florida after refusing to participate in the pledge of allegiance. The substitute teacher attempted to insist on his participation but the student still abstained, explaining his views that the flag represents racism in America. The substitute told him if he didn’t like it, maybe he should find somewhere else…

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Happy President’s Day

February 18, 2019
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Happy President’s Day

It’s clear when perusing through history textbooks, those who founded and ran America often cared deeply about the First Amendment and the importance of knowledge and information. Read their own words, as a reminder why these freedoms are not to be taken for granted, and also to appreciate the great intellects that the United States has had…

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Support Students’ First Amendment Rights

February 8, 2019
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Support Students’ First Amendment Rights

The Student Press Law Center (SPLC), the Freedom Forum Institute, and the Newseum in Washington, DC, have banded together to declare that 2019, the 50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Tinker decision, the Year of the Student Journalist. With a year of activities planned, and toolkits available for those interested in participating, the goal, in…

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VA Rejects Bill Protecting Students’ First Amendment Rights

January 29, 2019
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VA Rejects Bill Protecting Students’ First Amendment Rights

The Virginia legislature rejected HB 2382, a bill protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists, on Monday after the House Education Subcommittee produced a tie vote. The bill was written to return K – 12 and public colleges and universities to the Tinker standard of free speech, eliminating the ability for administrators to censor…

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