The Seattle festival's organizers argue that banning signs referring to state-licensed cannabusinesses violates the state and federal constitutions.
Ads for sandwiches, toilet paper, condoms, and more riffing off Game of Thrones show how market culture is a glorious "perpetual meaning machine."
Iconic British foods like Christmas pudding and strawberries and cream get censored.
The feds aren't the only ones capable of designing cringe-worthy mascots.
Jessica Rosenworcel overlooks the statutory and constitutional obstacles to her plan.
Last Year Saw 'Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech' Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
Blame misguided federal policies, not the network.
"Toxic masculinity" is sometimes a scapegoat for the left, but this particular commercial makes no grand anti-male claims.
SEC Goes After Cryptocurrency 'Influencers,' Starting With DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather: Reason Roundup
Plus: the First Amendment problems with prosecuting Wikileaks and the trans troops ban is dealt another blow.
The ruling is a major win for Backpage founders James Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as a strike against government overreach.
"Our vision for a new, more transparent drug-pricing system does not rely on voluntary action," says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Sen. Kamala Harris tried to limit the storefront speech of firearms sellers as California attorney general.
The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com's Founders Speak for the First Time.
An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witchhunt.
Plus: digital privacy concerns down 11 percent since 2015
This Is Your Hand on Opioids: Trump's 'Very Bad Commercials' Rely on Dishonest and Pernicious Scare Tactics
The anti-drug ads exaggerate the risk of addiction and falsely portray pain treatment as a highway to hell.
A summer promotion will cover fines and fees when your local code enforcers come calling.
We need to up our media literacy game, not delegate responsibility to politicians who have no idea what they're doing.
The ruling allows a civil suit against Backpage to proceed for one of the case's three plaintiffs.
Plus: Facebook goes after Trump's social media firm, and Trump tiptoes toward a trade war.
There's no reason for alarm (yet) over a Facebook data "breach" that benefited a firm with ties to Trump's campaign.
The bill makes "promoting prostitution" a federal crime, holds websites legally liable for user-posted content, and lets states retroactively prosecute offenders.
She's not the only one.
Satan is on Clinton's side, and check out this coloring book featuring a buff Bernie Sanders!
Choose education over regulation when food companies abuse terms like "local" and "sustainable."
Russian panic is the excuse to try to control online speech.
Silly mobile game pisses off nannies, costs company $300,000.
Legal threats over food marketing appear to be on the rise. But who really benefits?
The nanny state comes after swag.
Two lawsuits and action in Congress indicate wasteful, unconstitutional mandates may be on their way out.
"I'm tired of feeling like an outsider in my own neighborhood," she says. Maybe that's because she's an actress from New York.
First Amendment Lawyers Ask New Calif. Attorney General to Drop 'Abusive' Crusade Against Backpage and User-Info Dragnet
A subpoena calls for copies of all Backpage ads posted over several years, all billing records, and the identities of all of the website's users.
Trump Ads Were More Policy-Focused, Less Negative Than Clinton's 2016 Election Ads, Find Wesleyan Researchers
"Clinton's message was devoid of policy discussions in a way not seen in the previous four presidential contests."
Anti-alcohol activists are haunted by the ghost of the original party animal.
Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Doc I Am Jane Doe Doesn't Understand the Laws She's Trying to Reform
Watch Elizabeth Nolan Brown discuss the film with director Mary Mazzio, who aims to overhaul Backpage and federal law in the name of sex-trafficked teens.
Backpage Backed Into Corner Over Adult Ads. Is Government's Goal a Goodbye to Sex Trafficking, or Free Speech?
As Congress puts Backpage on trial, Section 230 is the big fish in this barrel of red herrings.
"It's a sad day for America's children victimized by prostitution," said victims services advocate Lois Lee.
Backpage Leaders Beat Pimping Charges as Court Affirms Importance of Immunity for Web Publishers of Third-Party Speech
"Congress has spoken on this matter and it is for Congress, not this Court, to revisit."
Judge Says Backpage Protected by First Amendment, Rejects Pimping Charges for CEO… Then Backtracks a Few Hours Later
"Congress has spoken on this matter and it is for Congress, not this court, to revisit." Except for maybe later this afternoon...
CamSoda is offering voters free site credits if they snap a selfie at the polls and post it to social media.
John Roselius, who famously warned that drugs would fry your brain like an egg, says he has changed his mind about pot.
"Make no mistake; Kamala Harris has won all that she was looking to win when she had us arrested."