Freedom of speech

July 22, 2019 - 2:18 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plant-based food producer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming an Arkansas law that bans the use of "meat" in the labeling of its products violates free speech rights. Oregon-based Tofurky Co. filed the lawsuit Monday against Arkansas' Bureau of Standards...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2009, file photo, author, comedian and co-founder of the Yippie party as well as stand-up satirist, Paul Krassner, 77, poses for a photo at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, has died. His daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson, says Krassner died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. He was 87. (AP Photo/Eric Reed, File)
July 21, 2019 - 5:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 20, 2019 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly...
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July 18, 2019 - 6:43 pm
It was on this day in 1974, the U.S. Justice Department under the Nixon Administration ordered that John Lennon be deported. In other words, because the President of the United States disagreed with what John Lennon stood for – they wanted him sent back to the country from which he came. Sound...
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July 18, 2019 - 1:18 pm
A federal court has upheld a Florida law that limits who gets to give dietary advice. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by a health coach who was fined for practicing without a dietary license. Heather Del Castillo said Florida's law violated her First Amendment right to free speech, noting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, center, sits for a group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 17, 2019 - 7:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice. That's how the bow-tie wearing Republican from the Midwest emerged as the leader of the high court's liberal wing and a strong proponent of abortion rights, consumer...
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A pedestrian crosses Gratiot Avenue in Rep. Rashida Tlaib's, D-Mich., 13th district in Detroit, Monday, July 15, 2019. Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color, including Tlaib, should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 15, 2019 - 6:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted that four congresswomen should "go back" where they came from, Erika Almiron was reminded of the first time she heard the same comments. She was a new fourth-grader at a predominantly white Italian-Catholic school. Since then, the daughter of...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday, July 10, 2019, just days after diplomatic cables criticizing President Donald Trump caused embarrassment to two countries that often celebrate having a "special relationship." The resignation of Kim Darroch came a day after Trump lashed out at him on Twitter describing him as "wacky" and a "pompous fool" after leaked documents revealed the envoy's dim view of Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, FIle)
July 13, 2019 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A British investigation into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos is raising press freedom issues with a police warning that U.K. media might face a criminal inquiry if leaked documents are published. The Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command is investigating the leak...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the "Presidential Social Media Summit" in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 11, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views. Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, led a "social media...
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