Tag: first amendment

Students – Know Your Rights!

National Coalition Against Censorship has published a shareable guide to First Amendment rights for student protesters. The resource explains what parts of the students’ rights of assembly and speech are protected under the First Amendment, and what actions can be…

In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be…

Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

Indiana’s House Bill 1016, which sought to reinstate student journalists First Amendment rights, failed 47 – 45, missing by four votes the constitutional majority required to pass it to the Senate. This outcome closely echoes the hollow victory of a…

CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

On December 27, 2017, CBLDF filed an amicus brief with nine other media organizations, asking the New York Court of Appeals to reject actress Lindsey Lohan’s and former Mob Wives star Karen Gravano’s invitation to expand the state’s right of…

CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by…

Bookstore Threatened for Anti-Trump Display

A bookstore in Saugerties, New York, was threatened with misdemeanor zoning violation charges over an anti-Trump window display.   Inquiring Minds Bookstore owner Brian Donoghue assembled the display to voice his concerns over statements made by Trump during his campaign. “I really felt…

CBLDF Joins First Amendment Lawsuit that Challenges Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

Booksellers and publishers filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor. The lawsuit was brought by…

Neil Gaiman: “Freedom of speech is a hugely important thing.”

“I was really lucky in that my parents definitely didn’t seem to have any kind of rules about what I couldn’t read.” With that, Neil Gaiman — CBLDF Advisory Board co-president and longtime supporter of our fight for the right…

Slinging Satire: Exhibit Explores the Love/Hate Relationship with Political Cartoons

An exhibit at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s ToonSeum, entitled Slinging Satire: Political Cartoons and the First Amendment, poses the question: What does it mean to be a political cartoonist in today’s turbulent global scene and what represents “fair” satire? Broken into two…