For once, the Trump administration is on the right side of a debate with Congress over trade.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal would give journalists special federal protections that they don't need.
James called Trump a "bum," but he won't utter a single bad word about China's authoritarianism.
University of Louisville Students Can't Sue Escort for Exposing Prostitution in the Louisville Basketball Program
"University of Louisville [current and former] students ... asserted a claim that the publication of Katina Powell's book Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen resulted in a tortious diminution in the value of their University of Louisville education."
Nah, the senator's still wrong about Internet free speech, argue the editors on the Reason Roundtable podcast.
But they might be mad at mom for writing about them in The New York Times.
Are parents liable for defamation by their minor children?
says a federal court.
"Mumbai’s cyber police department seeks to remove content [containing obviously PhotoShopped images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi] hosted on this [Northern Ireland] blog, BuzzFeed, Google Blogger, Amazon CloudFront, Tumblr, and Flickr."
As always, the best answer to bad speech is more speech, not censorship.
This week's demonstrations at NBA games are a refreshing reminder that Americans won't just "stick to sports."
"The logical conclusion of Plaintiff's argument is that whenever someone sues for defamation because of potentially embarrassing comments, the plaintiff should be allowed to sue anonymously and with the case under seal."
The gaming company suspended Chung Ng Wai for a year and confiscated his prize money after he said "Liberate Hong Kong."
Apparently the NBA's kow-towing to Communist China is not limited to groveling press statements.
Maine State Police Denied P.I. License Because of His Social Media Posts About State Police Lieutenant
A Maine court said this would violate the private investigator's First Amendment rights, even if the police concluded the statements were false, unless they were also found to have been knowingly or recklessly false -- but should even a finding of knowing falsehood be enough?
The Court of Appeals concluded, I think correctly, that the statute went beyond punishable threats of violence, and beyond punishable blackmail, to cover constitutionally protected demands.
Reason editors discuss vaping deaths, the impeachment inquiry, and the resurgent conservative war on porn.
"You gotta lower your ideals of freedom if you want to suck on the warm teat of China."
The 2018 Uniform Crime Report contained bad news for pessimists but good news for everybody else.
"We are confident that all members of the university community will demonstrate the highest ideals of our university."
Is there room for the entire world on this slippery slope?
Defending San Francisco's Anti-NRA Resolution, City Officials Say It Was Nothing but Meaningless Bluster
Although San Francisco's supervisors urged city officials to punish contractors with ties to this "domestic terrorist organization," they say they did not really mean it.
The Commission on Human Rights is likely running afoul of the First Amendment.
So holds a federal district judge, rejecting the defendant's motion to dismiss (though of course without resolving, at this early stage in the lawsuit, who is telling the truth).
It's apparently happening in Tennessee -- but it's clearly unconstitutional.
Under Chinese authoritarianism, they'll have neither.
religious organizations' right to discriminate in some employment decisions, and federal funding conditions preferring local agencies that help federal immigration enforcement.
The case vividly illustrates how hate crime laws punish people for the views they express.
In a new book, Peter Boghossian, one of the perpetrators of the "grievance studies" hoax, outlines how ideological opponents can reach common ground.
#ShutUp #RightNow: Speech Restriction Quickly Imposed on Woman Who Accused Ex-Boyfriend of Being a Stalker
A Texas judge issued the temporary restraining order before any trial on the merits, and apparently without the ex-girlfriend even showing up -- and it seems inconsistent with Texas law and likely the First Amendment/
Supervisor Shamann Walton thinks he can use restrictions on commercial speech to suppress political speech.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Yes falsehood, no damages.
Comedy, meet cancel culture
So holds the Arizona Supreme Court.
Hard to see what President Trump was referring to with regard to the New York Times story with new allegations about Justice Kavanaugh.
"Any platform he is provided...creates more space for right-wing extremists to escalate their attacks on our communities."
They worry that letting speech flourish in the rest of the campus will make "students feel unsafe and unwelcome."