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Woodbury ordered to change speech ordinance

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY — Just a few weeks after a Woodbury resident filed a lawsuit against the city for restricting public speeches, a federal judge ordered the city to change a law requiring citizens to obtain permits before speaking publicly.
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SDSM&T responds to free speech lawsuit

December 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Christian evangelist who wants more freedom to speak on campus are poised for a court battle. The outcome could affect other college campuses in the state.
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Evangelist files speech lawsuit against SDSM&T

November 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A Rapid City evangelist is suing the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, alleging that the school charged him $50 to speak on campus and limited him to an area inside a campus building.
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Ex-GOP leader fights Election Day campaign ban in ND

October 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A former North Dakota Republican Party chairman who doesn’t want to take down the political signs in his yard before Nov. 6 has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a century-old state law that bans campaigning on Election Day. Continue Reading

Activists say judge trampling free-speech in North Dakota

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Supporters of a failed campaign to abolish North Dakota property taxes say a judge is trampling their free-speech rights by telling them to apologize to their opponents. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Obama should defend free speech

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of free speech is one of the landmark achievements of human civilization. It’s a bedrock freedom for which the Statue of Liberty lifts her lamp beside the golden door.
And it should be honored as such not downplayed, not soft-pedaled and not apologized for. Continue Reading

Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of Stolen Valor Act

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The justices said today they will consider the validity of the Stolen Valor Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming support in 2006. The federal appeals court in California struck down the law on free speech grounds and appeals courts in Colorado, Georgia and Missouri are considering similar cases. Continue Reading

Seinfeld can mock cookbook author on TV, N.Y. judge rules

February 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a ruling filed with the court today, state Justice Marcy Friedman said it was clear the comedian was joking when he called author Missy Chase Lapine a “wacko” during an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2007. Continue Reading

Court strikes down Minnesota law on free speech grounds

September 28, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has struck down a state law against making false statements that allege police misconduct.
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