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Mixed reviews for Gov. Brown on actor age database law

  Rarely the subject of entertainment industry buzz, Gov. Jerry Brown sparked outrage and confusion among First Amendment advocates by a new law intended to protect actors’ privacy online. “Actors who don’t want casting directors and fans knowing their age can conceal their birthday

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CA gun dealers challenge handgun ad ban

Second Amendment advocates say California is infringing on their First Amendment rights. On Monday, four California gun dealers filed a federal lawsuit challenging a nearly century-old law that bans the display of handguns in store advertisements. Under state law, it’s perfectly

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Appeals court backs bloggers’ First Amendment rights

The First Amendment protects, among other things, “the freedom of speech, or of the press.” Yet modern governments, less solicitous of our liberties than the Founding Fathers, keep trying to curtail those  rights. The latest gimmick is to insist that

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Video: Taking on the teachers unions’ political agenda

Rebecca Friedrichs is an Orange County school teacher who is fighting for her right not to be associated with the political activity the nation’s most powerful union. She is ready to take her fight all the way to the United

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FPPC imposes regulation on political bloggers

The California Fair Political Practices Commission just ruled this week to require campaign committees to report to the State who they pay to post “favorable or unfavorable” content on blogs, social media or online videos, on their campaign finance statements. The

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Leftists seek SEC regulation of corporate speech

This is the second in a two-part series on the battle over corporate political speech. Part one can be read here. “We see political spending as distorting markets in policy making and creating a skewed playing field,” said Bruce Freed,

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Rebellion: Heroic valedictorian stands up to school regime 1

June 6, 2013 By John Seiler I love it! Americans finally are standing up to the tyrannical governments that rule, and ruin, our lives. The latest: “A South Carolina valedictorian garnered wild applause after he ripped up his pre-approved speech

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Obama administration taps AP phone lines 12

May 14, 2013 By Katy Grimes The Associated Press found itself in an interesting juxtaposition yesterday when it had to report that the Obama Justice Department secretly obtained two months of AP’s own employees’ phone records. In what can only be called

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In helping unions, state Supreme Court makes like 9th Circuit 5

Dec. 29, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2004, in a case involving union pickets on the property of a California grocery state, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia explicitly ruled that they had no special

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CA Supreme Court allows only union protests on private property 12

Dec. 28, 2012 By John Seiler In civics and law classes, we’re taught that the court system is “objective” and “follows the Constitution.” In fact, courts are just more political bodies. And as someone said, the U.S. Supreme Court “reads

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