Last week, New York's highest court, the State Court of Appeals, ruled that the state's "shield law," which provides some protections from searches and seizures for journalists conducting newsgathering, extends to reporting done outside of the state of New York. The decision was a reversal of a lower court's ruling that Fox News reporter Jana Winter would have to appear in a court in Colorado the answer questions about her sources in a story about Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes. The year-long legal battle, writes Ed Krayewski, shows that protecting free speech rights hardly comes free.
Frightening events create openings for attacks on civil liberties.
Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."
It can be hard to see what's in front of you, especially when you're struggling not to see it.
Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package Includes More Stimulus Checks, State Government Bailout, $15 Federal Minimum Wage
On the brighter side, Biden wants 100 million vaccinations in 100 days and will push for immediate school reopenings.