Articles Tagged With ‘First amendment’




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SLO teacher resigns as community protests letter about gays

A San Luis Obispo teacher who penned a letter to the editor quoting a bible passage critical of homosexuality resigned Thursday as Central Coast residents voiced outrage over alleged shaming of the LGBT community. Also, the San Luis Coastal Unified... (Continue reading)

Bible quotes about gays in SLO teacher’s letter cause outrage

A letter to the editor written by a San Luis Obispo High School special education teacher and published by the school’s student news site has prompted outrage on the Central Coast over alleged shaming of the LGBT community. The letter... (Continue reading)

California can’t censor lawmaker’s addresses, judge rules

The state of California did not have the right to censor a gun owners’ rights advocate who published the home addresses of state lawmakers who voted for firearms restrictions, a federal judge ruled. [KRON4] On Monday, Fresno-based U.S. Chief District... (Continue reading)

Riot shuts down Yiannopoulos speech in Berkeley

One night after peace prevailed at Cal Poly, masked rioters shut down a Milo Yiannopoulos event at University of California Berkeley before the speech began. Yiannopoulos’ speech was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday. But, university officials canceled it... (Continue reading)

Gun rights group sues California over censored blog post

A Second Amendment rights group claims to be defending First Amendment rights in a lawsuit it has filed against the California Legislature’s legal counsel. The dispute surrounds a censored blog post that contained the home addresses of lawmakers who recently... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council adopts contested letter writing rules

On a 3-2 vote, the Arroyo Grande City Council adopted a resolution requiring council members to inform one another when they author letters using city resources. Critics have said the rule violates the First Amendment. Council members must now copy... (Continue reading)

Conservative journalist wins back California press credential

Conservative journalist and longtime Sacramento reporter, Katy Grimes, has reclaimed her Capitol press credential following a successful appeal on First Amendment grounds. An arm of the California Legislature rules committee had refused to renew Grimes’ credential, stating she worked for... (Continue reading)

Public employee unions near-death in Supreme Court

OPINION by PETER SCHEER Public employee unions, the most powerful special interest group in California and most other states, came within a heartbeat of losing that power, as a legal challenge by dissident public school teachers came to a close... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council passes on public comment crackdown

The Morro Bay City Council discarded the advice of its city attorney who suggested cracking down on public speakers who use council meetings to announce political campaigns. [Tribune] At the Jan. 12 council meeting, Morro Bay resident and former councilwoman,... (Continue reading)

Illegal painters target Santa Barbara newspaper

The Santa Barbara News-Press offices became a target this week for protesters and vandals who objected to the newspaper’s use of the word “illegals” in a front-page headline. On Saturday, the News-Press published a headline stating, “Illegals line up for... (Continue reading)



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