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  • Board upholds suspension for NC teacher who stepped on flag

    December 1, 2016 2:46 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - A North Carolina school board has upheld the 10-day suspension of a high school teacher who stepped on an American flag during a First Amendment lesson. The Cumberland County Board of Education voted 5-2 Wednesday to support Superintendent Frank Till's decision. Board members considered Lee Francis' appeal for... more »
  • Amid student protests, some see erosion of free speech

    November 15, 2015 5:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that the prized principle of free speech could be sacrificed in the rush to address legitimate student grievances. The potential conflict between civil rights and the... more »
  • Bookstores sue over La. age-verification law

    November 4, 2015 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of Louisiana booksellers joined civil rights groups to file a lawsuit Wednesday over a new law requiring publishers to put age gates on their websites. The American Civil Liberties Union and Media Coalition filed the suit on behalf of Garden District Book Shop and... more »
  • ACLU sues over Arizona 'revenge porn' bill

    September 23, 2014 3:02 PM

    PHOENIX - The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona says a new state law making so-called "revenge porn" illegal is so broad it criminalizes booksellers, artists and even historians. The ACLU alleges in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the law is so broadly written that it can make any... more »

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