Free Speech

ACLU: Missouri Needs to Protect Students' Free Speech RightsA campus email sent Tuesday instructs recipients to call university police as soon as possible and notes that while such speech isn't always illegal, students can nonetheless be punished by the Office of Student Conduct.
Controversy at MetroEast School After Student Wears Confederate Flag ShirtThe superintendent, Darcy Benway, said the student has a right to wear the Confederate flag shirt on free speech grounds, and no near-riot occurred at lunch.
Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson UnrestA Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.
Illinois Teacher Fired for Stepping on US FlagAn eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag during a lesson last month.
Officials in Efforts to Enforce the 'No Call' LawOfficials are trying to combat the robo call harassment by enforcing the "No Call" law.
Officer Who Called Protestor's Boss Fully Backed By UnionA police officer has the same right to free speech as any protestor - that's the defense voiced by the police union for an officer who called a protestor's boss.
Peoria Mayor Sued over Home Raid in Response to Fake Twitter AccountA man whose home was raided in response to a parody Twitter account he set up in the name of Peoria's mayor is suing the city, the mayor and the police chief, alleging authorities violated his constitutional rights to free speech.
Appeals Court Overturns Missouri Flag Burning LawA federal appeals court has overturned a Missouri law that makes it a crime to burn or otherwise desecrate the American flag, citing Constitutional free-speech protections.
St. Louis City Defends Its Right To Screen Street Performers "My guy that's doing these interviews is a band guy, and he's passionate about helping these people displays themselves," says Waelterman.
St. Louis Officer Says SLPD Violated His Free Speech RightsA St. Louis police sergeant has filed legal action against the department, claiming its refusal to allow him to work a secondary job as a lobbyist for a pro-marijuana group violates his right to free speech.
Some Missouri Lawmakers Reminded of the First Amendment The bill says that state laws must protect the free speech of organizations that counsel women to carry their babies to term.
Exotic Dancers Challenge Missouri's Strip Club Law In High CourtLawyers, representing the dancers argue the new law violates the constitutional right of free speech and expression.
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