Posts Tagged ‘ lawsuit ’

Mississippi Jail Censors Everything Except the Bible

October 29, 2018
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Mississippi Jail Censors Everything Except the Bible

The Human Rights Defense Center and Mississippi Center for Justice have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the inmates at Forrest County Jail, stating that all books and periodicals other than the Bible and occasionally other Christian publications, have been banned from the facility. Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) is a non profit working for…

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Small Press Expo Establishes Legal Aid Fund for Cartoonists With $20,000 Donation

August 30, 2018
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Small Press Expo Establishes Legal Aid Fund for Cartoonists With $20,000 Donation

  Bethesda, Maryland - August 30, 2018 Media Release - Small Press Expo announced today that it will immediately make available $20,000 and also launch a legal aid fundraising vehicle to support members of the SPX community who are currently facing a defamation lawsuit. The fundraising vehicle, administered by SPX, and created in consultation with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,…

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First Amendment Vulnerable After Court Dismisses Video Game Lawsuit

March 30, 2018
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First Amendment Vulnerable After Court Dismisses Video Game Lawsuit

In a case involving the right of publicity, New York’s highest court dismissed Lindsey Lohan’s and Karen Gravano’s lawsuit appeals against Grand Theft Auto V game makers Take Two Interactive. CBLDF filed an amicus brief with other organizations last year urging the court to reject Lohan and Gravano’s arguments on First Amendment grounds, expressing concern…

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Colombian Cartoonist Sued Over Political Pig

March 15, 2018
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Colombian Cartoonist Sued Over Political Pig

Cèsar Gonzàlez, a political cartoonist who goes by “Matador”, and El Tiempo, a newspaper in Colombia, are being sued by Attorney Josè Reyes Villamizar for a cartoon depicting presidential candidate Ivàn Duque as a pig. Villamizar alleges the cartoon infringes on the candidate’s right to a good name and is offensive. ”I do not think…

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Lawsuit Overturns Utah Schools Ban on ‘Advocacy of Homosexuality’

October 9, 2017
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Lawsuit Overturns Utah Schools Ban on ‘Advocacy of Homosexuality’

Advocacy groups in Utah settled a discrimination lawsuit against the state last week, after both the legislature and the statewide board of education repealed rules that banned “advocacy of homosexuality” in public schools. In practice the rules had basically quashed any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity at all in many districts, including among…

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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

February 24, 2017
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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to protect the First Amendment rights of his constituent David Pulphus, whose painting on the theme of police violence was repeatedly removed from the wall of a U.S. Capitol complex office building by other members of Congress last month. The painting had hung undisturbed…

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Utah Responds to Brewvies Deadpool Lawsuit

May 20, 2016
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Utah Responds to Brewvies Deadpool Lawsuit

“The statutory regulation does not violate the First Amendment.” So claims the state of Utah in response to the lawsuit that the Brewvies theater in Salt Lake City has brought against the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for trying to enforce the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Act over showings of Deadpool. The law prohibits the serving of alcohol…

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CBLDF Secures First Victory Against Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

May 6, 2016
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CBLDF Secures First Victory Against Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

CBLDF is among a group of booksellers and publishers who secured a preliminary injunction against 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. Judge Brian A. Jackson of the federal district court in Baton Rouge ruled in Garden District Book Shop,…

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

November 4, 2015
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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 Media Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two independent bookstores, Garden…

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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

March 16, 2015
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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

Recently, a Parisian court assented to hear the case of a French primary school teacher who is suing Facebook after his account was suspended in 2011 for posting an image of Gustave Courbet’s notorious painting L’Origine du monde, which shows a closeup of a woman’s nether regions. While this may initially appear to be a…

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