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NJ Court Upholds OPRA Denial Over Personnel Records
by Sheri Siegelbaum on May 13, 2013
The Appellate Division recently sided with the Office of the Governor in a dispute over records requested under the New Jersey Open...more
In January, we told you about recent activity by the National Labor Relations Board that overturned or departed from settled precedent. As promised, in Part 2 of this Alert series we summarize recent decisions where the...more
Does Congress have constitutional authority to ban paid political advertising from public broadcast stations? Ad-weary viewers may learn the answer just in time for the next presidential election.
In This Issue:
- Paul Watler's Perspective: One of the few places of refuge from the political campaign advertising onslaught was public television and radio. That may change depending on a little-noticed First Amendment...more
In 2010, Ontario's Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel released released its Report to the Attorney-General. (A "SLAPP" is a "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" - a lawsuit intended to silence criticism by employing a...more
In This Issue:
- Steve Fogle's Feature:
Voting Matters – Our democratic experiment cannot survive many years of voter apathy, and it's our job to ensure that is not the final word. Vote early, vote your conscience,...more
While record numbers of tweets were being sent during the Democratic National Convention in early September, several Twitter users were attracting the attention of the Secret Service.
Donte Jamar Sims was arrested...more
A recent Idaho state court opinion ordering an Idaho newspaper to unmask the identity of an anyomous commenter on the newspaper's website demonstrates, among other things, the pitfalls that come with a clumsily worded...more
A further development in what could become a precedent-setting case involving online political discourse and blogs: the Ontario Court of Appeal has set aside the order of summary judgment in Baglow v Smith and has directed...more
The Federal Election Commission released the Weekly Digest for the week of April 16-20, 2012.
I know it has been a while since my last post so here are some articles discussing the federal district court’s decision in...more
Last week, a federal court based in California issued a surprising and sure to be controversial decision finding the Communication Act’s ban on the airing of political and issue advertisements by public broadcasters to be a...more
The Communications Act's ban on noncommercial broadcast stations running political and issue advertising was struck down as unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While the Court upheld the...more
This blogger will be the first to admit that I may have a slight television addiction. I’m routinely behind in my DVR watching (at least we’ve moved beyond the dark ages of the late 1990s when I had to record my...more
In This Issue:
Chip Babcock Communique
Politics, Influence and The Right to Free Speech—Recent efforts to overturn Citizens United in an attempt to minimize corruption in politics are, at best,...more
Political speech has been called the "life-breath of democracy" by the US Supreme Court and receives very strong First Amendment protection. For that reason, the FCC has said that it will "not...more
In an 11th hour decision released at about 5 PM on the Friday before the Super Bowl,the FCC decided that TV station WMAQ-TV in Chicago was justified in denying Randall Terry's request to buy advertising time in the...more
At its meeting today, the FCC vacated its 2007 Order mandating an online public file and the filing of the Form 355 “Enhanced Disclosure” form that detailed the public interest service of television broadcasters. But these...more
The Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Citizens United v. FEC one year ago today. That case allowed corporations and labor unions to make independent expenditures for or against political candidates. An editorial in...more
In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on corporate and union spending on political advertisements. The Citizens United v. FEC case allows corporations and labor unions to use unlimited general...more
Yesterday, four US Senators led by Senator Chris Dodd announced plans to introduce "The Retroactive Immunity Repeal Act". That bill, endorsed by EFF, would repeal the law that Congress passed last summer granting immunity to...more
After months of internal review, the Obama Administration today announced a new policy on the use of the state secrets privilege. The state secrets privilege traditionally allows the government to withdraw particular pieces...more
This article explains and provides the background of the statutes and cases regulating broadcasters, political speech, and indecency, including the 1996 Becker case dealing with the conflict between FCC regulations, a...more
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