Lawyer For Shops At Liberty Place: If It Were Klansmen Outside African American Business, ‘They Would Last About 10 Seconds Before Police Hauled Them Away’
Dom Giordano talked to Jason Gosselin, a lawyer for the Shops at Liberty Place, about a state Superior Court ruling that will allow a group calling themselves the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge to continue their demonstrations around the corner of 16th and Chestnut in Center City.
A local group called the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge has received city permits to speak on the sidewalk near Liberty Place, at 16th and Chestnut Streets, voicing hatred toward whites, Asians, and other groups.
The ads are incendiary. They include images of Adolf Hitler, as well as American journalist James Foley kneeling next to his masked executioner moments before he was beheaded.
“The issues today, of cyberbullying and hate speech and harassment, they present real challenges,” said Judge Marjorie Rendell, who knows about challenging First Amendment issues.
On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Chris Stigall spoke with Adele Keim from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty who represented Hobby Lobby in their case against the federal government’s mandate that they provide certain types of birth control they object to for their employees.
The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).
Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
A lawyer for the popular social network told a federal appeals court that the like feature is vital to free speech.
While the First Amendment specifically says that the government may not establish religion, there is no definition of what is and what is not a religion. Instead, it’s been up to the courts to interpret it.
Chris reviews all the details from last night’s Academy Awards with Philly Bill and Thea Andrews. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup about Michelle Obama revealing the winner for Best Picture and sequestration cuts set to go into effect on Friday.
What are the free speech rights of students to post mean things on a website that they write off campus and not during school hours?
A federal judge is expected to rule, today, on whether reporters can cover elections from inside Pennsylvania polling places.
According to the complaint, the religious groups want an injunction against the ban, arguing that the law violates their Constitutional rights.
Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has upheld a Municipal Court judge’s ruling that bars attorneys, defendants, witnesses, victims, and some minors from commenting on the case against Linda Weston and three other defendants.
Some members of the “Occupy Philadelphia” protest group have pitched a tent on federal ground, along Independence Mall, in clear view of tourists visiting the historic district.