PA High Court To Decide If Rap Song Was Artistic Expression Or Terroristic ThreatThe song allegedly referred to guns and bullets and referenced two Pittsburgh police officers.
Federal Court Rules Filming Police Is Protected By First AmendmentThe decision stems from two local cases where police confiscated a bystanders' cell phone.
City, SRC Settle Lawsuit Over Confiscated Protest SignsThree retired teachers sued the SRC on First Amendment grounds after they were prohibited from holding protest signs at a contentious meeting on charter schools.
Legal Definition Of ReligionThere is no official legal definition of what is and what is not a religion. Instead, it’s been up to the courts to interpret it, in keeping with the First Amendment.
Interfaith Rally Looks Beyond Anti-Islam Bus Ads That SEPTA Is Being Forced To RunScores of Christians, Jews, and Muslims today joined Philadelphia elected officials for a rally in Love Park designed to protest the incendiary bus ads, which link Adolf Hitler to Islam.
Flashing Headlights To Warn Other DriversIs it illegal to flash other drivers to warn them that there’s a speed trap?
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against School Reform Commission After Protest Signs ConfiscatedLisa Haver, co-founder of a group that opposes more charter schools in Philadelphia, says school police confiscated her signs at the SRC's February 18th meeting.
Rich Zeoli Talks To Attorney From Competitive Enterprise Institute About Expulsion Of University Of Oklahoma StudentsOn Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Rich Zeoli spoke with Hans Bader, a Senior Attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Federal Judge's Ruling Advances, Slightly, A Citizen's Right To Observe Police ActivitiesThe American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed five lawsuits on behalf of people in Philadelphia who were arrested while watching police in the course of their duties on public streets.
In Wake of Kathleen Kane Probe, Grand Jury Calls For Limits on 'Shield Law' Protecting ReportersBut one First Amendment expert doesn't think it would be a very good idea.
Protecting Free Speech OnlineHow do you write a law to punish cyber bullies without violating the First Amendment right to free speech? Not very easily.
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.
Pa. Court Affirms Right of Group To Hurl Invective Outside Center City MallA 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.
Lawsuit Filed Against SEPTA After Transportation Authority Nixes Incendiary AdsThe 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.
Area Schoolteachers Get Tips From Federal Judge on How To Teach First Amendment"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.