Free Speech

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on October, 11 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Civil rights organizations, protest groups and people from around the country were protesting the August 9 shooting of Brown, 18, which involved Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in the suburban town of Ferguson near St. Louis.  Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images

Officer Who Called Protestor’s Boss Fully Backed By Union

A 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.

10/17/2014

Jim Ardis

Peoria Mayor Sued over Home Raid in Response to Fake Twitter Account

A 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.

06/12/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Appeals Court Overturns Missouri Flag Burning Law

A 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.

05/30/2014

street-performers-2

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.

05/10/2013

A St. Louis Police Department vehicle is pictured in front of the old police headquarters in downtown St. Louis on November 7, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Officer Says SLPD Violated His Free Speech Rights

A 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.

03/13/2013

First Amendment

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.

05/09/2012

Exotic Dancer, Getty, Gunay Mutlu

Exotic Dancers Challenge Missouri’s Strip Club Law In High Court

Lawyers, representing the dancers argue the new law violates the constitutional right of free speech and expression.

09/07/2011

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

New Restrictions on Funeral Protest Coming to Illinois

Television news is a big reason Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka has gained the notoriety it has.

05/24/2011

Getty / Jamie Squire

KERBER: Athletes, What Are You Thinking? Better Yet, Start Thinking!

One of the all-time greatest quotes and maybe philosophy in life is’ “Better to keep your mouth shut and thought the fool than open it and erase all doubt.”

05/03/2011

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,118 other followers