Monthly Archives: March 2010

The FDA’s Tobacco Regulations: The Harm in Banning Harmful Speech

One March 19, 2010 the FDA issued a broad set of regulations directly restricting tobacco companies’ ability to advertise and promote their products. The regulations were issued following President Obama’s signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act … Continue reading

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Free speech surrendered: Corpus Christi at Tarleton State

The cancellation of Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi by Tarleton State University, under pressure from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and others, is an affront to academic freedom and First Amendment principles of free speech. The play … Continue reading

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Alito takes (another) stand on student speech

“[W]hen a public school purports to allow students to express themselves, it must respect the students’ free speech rights,” Justice Alito said in an opinion this week. His words came in a powerful dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision not … Continue reading

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Join us on Saturday to view the winning YFEN films!

On March 27 from 1-4 at the New York Film Academy, NCAC partners with Kahlil Almustafa, Emily Kunstler, Reel Works, and Global Action Project for an afternoon of making connections and exploring the power of youth-made media. Stop by to … Continue reading

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A Textbook Case of Censorship

Last Friday the Texas Board of Education voted along party lines to approve a new school curriculum that will, in effect, rewrite history. The new social studies curriculum will address what one board member referred to as a “skewed” history … Continue reading

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Update on student speech in Pennsylvania

In February, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued contradictory opinions involving online student speech. The losing sides of both Layshock and Blue Mountain are asking the Court to rehear their cases before a full court. Both parties agree that … Continue reading

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Youth Voices Uncensored – March 27th

Join us at the New York Film Academy for our second Youth Voices Uncensored event on March 27th from 1-4pm for an afternoon of youth films, fun prizes, and great performances! Meet the winners of the 6th Annual YFEN film … Continue reading

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NCAC joins letter asking Congress for hearings on the unlawful destruction of DOJ emails

Concerned because the deletion of government emails has hampered investigations into possible official wrong-doing, NCAC joins OpenTheGovernment.org in requesting Congress to act to insure the preservation of government records. “Concerned with government openness and accountability,” the letter reads, “[the undersigned … Continue reading

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Internet freedom under threat

The United States has a tradition of generally broad protection of freedom of speech, which has persisted in the Internet age.  Thus American courts have struck down most laws attempting to limit content on the Internet, including provisions of the … Continue reading

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Bike for Free Speech: a Two Man Trans-America Bicycle Ride Benefits NCAC

Matthew Sottile and Dawson Burke of Connecticut will “Bike for Progress.”  On April 5, 2010, the two high school friends will begin their trans-America journey, cycling from Baltimore, Maryland to Canon Beach, Oregon in support of free speech.  All pledges … Continue reading

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