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Oral Argument in Blum v. Holder appeal started this week

From Center for Constitutional Rights: Synopsis  Blum v. Holder is a federal lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The plaintiffs are five longtime animal rights activists whose advocacy work has been chilled … Continue reading

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Small-Town Librarian Takes On Sony–and Wins

Don’t mess with Abbe Klebanoff, the head of public services for Pennsylvania’s Lansdowne Public Library. She encouraged teens to create a music video called “Read It” to the music of Michael Jackson’s song, “Beat It,” and posted it on YouTube. What … Continue reading

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Pictures From Occupy Wall Street

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Video From Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park Standoff

This morning, we took a moment to capture a bit of the action at Zuccotti Park in the wake of the late night, NYPD eviction of the encampment that had lasted almost two months. Here, a participant in the Occupy … Continue reading

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MediaBistro Plugs NCAC Readout Videos

MediaBistro’s GalleyCat blog posted a nice plug for the Banned Books Week Videos from our Readout Tent at the Brooklyn Book Festival. A few are below, and we’ll post more as they’re edited…why limit a good thing to one week? … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Legislation: Good Intentions, but…

A New Jersey state law coming into effect today (Sept 1st)  is considered the “toughest legislation against bullying in the nation”. It may, however, also prove to be dangerously overbroad and stifle student speech on a variety of topics. Called … Continue reading

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Truely Free Speech Protects Kids From Bullying

This week, Stephanie Mencimer at MotherJones.com reported on horrifying cases of harassment and suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin schools  of Minnesota, in Rep. Michelle Bachman’s district. The article, published within days of a suit filed against the district by the Southern … Continue reading

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