Federal judges are human beings, obviously, and since humans are imperfect creatures they are prone to error.
Yesterday, Twitter unveiled its plans to ban accounts that it claims are trying to evade suspension, but there is something that doesn’t quite add up about their approach.
Censorship is very much in the news, with the latest example being the effort by the progressive movement to silence pro-Trump Fox News host Laura Ingraham after a petty social media dustup with a Parkland high school student who champions gun control.
As reported by Courthouse News, the recently filed complaint names the village as well as police officer Nicholas Stroik, and involves community reactions to the July 19, 2012, arrests of "several African-Americans suspected of burglary."
A local news reporter from Hartford, Connecticut, has filed a lawsuit against the Hartford Police Department (HPD) for allegedly violating his free speech rights following a recent vehicle accident. Courthouse News Service (CNS) reports that Pedro Rivera was interrogated by officers and later punished by his employer for flying a small, remote-controlled aircraft 150 feet above the scene of the accident, even though he was within his rights to do so.
"Insanity" is a term that best describes the large and growing American Nanny State, but there are varying degrees of insanity within it. For example, Nanny State insanity is compounded in states - say, California for instance - where unrestrained progressive liberalism has so influenced the lawmaking process that it completely confounds reasoned outside observers.
Seven years ago, Judith Miller, a reporter for The New York Times, became the heroine of a cause celebre when federal prosecutors demanded she testify to a grand jury investigating a White House leak divulging that Valerie Plame was an undercover operative of the CIA. The government demanded she reveal her confidential sources for stories she wrote about the leak. Ms. Miller refused, and she was found in contempt of court and jailed for 85 days. She became a household name and the poster child for freedom of the press.
A federal judge has again ruled the FDA violated the First Amendment to the US constitution when it tried to censor a health claim about the anti-cancer effects of a dietary supplement