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What follows is the full text of an April 28, 2020 letter to Commissioner Warren A. Stanley of the California Highway Patrol and to Governor Gavin Newsom. Read more


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FIRE appreciates Obama's remarks based on calls for censorship we see, which regularly result in the punishment of a student or professor for their views. Read more


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In Masterpiece, after a religious baker refused to bake a cake for a wedding between two men, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission alleging discrimination. The commission found that the cake shop had violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. The baker believed this violated his First Amendment rights of freedom of... Read more Read more


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In Matal v. Tam, The Slants were denied a trademark for their band’s name by the Patent and Trademark Office, citing the Disparagement Clause of the Lanham Act of 1946 and the rationale that the name may be disparaging towards “persons of Asian descent.” Simon Tam appealed the decision. The Supreme Court ruled that the... Read more Read more


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Federal contractor Reality Leigh Winner is arrested in Augusta, Georgia for allegedly leaking a classified National Security Agency memo detailing Russian cyberattacks on U.S. voting software to The Intercept. Read more



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