Freedom of speech

March 06, 2018 - 9:09 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi college town voted Tuesday to permit a gay pride parade, reversing a previous denial and moving to defuse a lawsuit alleging discrimination and free speech violations. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill broke a 3-3 tie to allow the parade to go forward,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday July 6, 2017, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, right, and U.S President Donald Trump attend a news conference at Royal Castle, in Warsaw. According to online news reports published Tuesday March 6, 2018, the Polish President Andrzej Duda cannot count on any meetings with either President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence until Poland changes their controversial new Holocaust law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
March 06, 2018 - 11:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denied reports that the U.S. is punishing Poland over a controversial new Holocaust law. Bartosz Cichocki, the deputy foreign minister, conceded that Washington has been expressing "concerns and questions" about the law, but said reports of...
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FILE - This Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, shows the gift shop door at the international headquarters of the Satanic Temple, in Salem, Mass. The Satanic Temple of Tucson has sued the well-off Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, accusing officials of discrimination after being denied an opportunity to give the opening prayer at a City Council meeting. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 27, 2018 - 7:23 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A group that invokes the name Satan as a metaphor for opposing religious tyranny has sued the well-off Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, accusing officials of discrimination after being denied an opportunity to give the opening prayer at a City Council meeting. Michelle Shortt...
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Florida resident Fane Lozman stands on the steps of the Supreme Court, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, after oral arguments in his case. Lozman contends he was wrongly prevented from speaking at a 2006 city council meeting through an arrest on bogus charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest that were later dropped. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
February 27, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices seemed troubled Tuesday by the arrest of a Florida man during a city council meeting in Florida, an arrest he says was retaliation for being an outspoken critic of the city. The justices were hearing arguments in a case brought by Fane Lozman over his arrest...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Maru Mora-Villalpando, an immigrant rights activist who is facing deportation, acknowledges supporters at a news conference in Seattle. According to a newly released document, Mora-Villalpando first came to the attention of immigration authorities when she gave a newspaper interview in June 2017. But the document also notes her "extensive involvement with anti-ICE protests and Latino advocacy programs," something her supporters said proves she was targeted for political reasons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 26, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant rights advocate targeted for deportation first came to the attention of authorities because she discussed her unlawful status in the country in an interview with a monthly newspaper last year, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official wrote in a newly released...
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February 26, 2018 - 7:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant rights advocate targeted for deportation first came to the attention of authorities because she discussed her unlawful status in the country in an interview with a monthly newspaper last year, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official wrote in a newly released...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila reads the oath during the swearing in ceremony of her cabinet, in Bucharest, Romania. A government council cleared Romania's prime minister Monday Feb. 26, 2018 of wrongdoing for using the word "autistic" to describe political rivals. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
February 26, 2018 - 1:37 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A government council cleared Romania's prime minister Monday of wrongdoing for using the word "autistic" to describe political rivals. The National Council to Fight Discrimination, a government agency, agreed in an 8-1 vote that Prime Minister Viorica Dancila expressed...
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February 19, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their cell could face reprisals for their actions, a jail official said Friday. Cara Smith, the chief policy officer for Sheriff Tom Dart, said a security...
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February 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University professor canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on...
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