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California driver rams immigrant rights protesters, cops seem ready to let him off

An angry driver pushed his car through a line of immigration rights protesters marching through the streets of Brea, California, on Thursday, causing no serious injuries but invoking the murderous
Gag order silencing Comic-Con producers declared unconstitutional

Gag order silencing Comic-Con producers declared unconstitutional

Appeals court says silencing online speech over trademark suit is unconstitutional.
Reporter violently arrested while trying to film Virginia Gov. hopeful Ed Gillespie at public event

Reporter violently arrested while trying to film Virginia Gov. hopeful Ed Gillespie at public event

A reporter covering Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie’s appearance at a town parade Saturday was violently arrested by a half-dozen police after a woman reportedly associated with the
Poll: 51% of Democrats want a law requiring people to … call transgenders by their preferred gender pronoun

Poll: 51% of Democrats want a law requiring people to … call transgenders by their preferred gender pronoun

Endgame. The post Poll: 51% of Democrats want a law requiring people to … call transgenders by their preferred gender pronoun appeared first on Hot Air.
California Judge Throws Out Abortion Notification Law on Free Speech Grounds

California Judge Throws Out Abortion Notification Law on Free Speech Grounds

A California judge has tossed a state law that requires "pregnancy centers," which exist to provide alternatives to abortion, to notify clients that the state offers free abortion and contraception

Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee after Democrats questioned the ‘dogma’ of her Catholic faith

The Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday in a 55-43 vote after her Catholic faith was…

Police Slam Reporter to the Ground at Ed Gillespie Campaign Event

Stark's arrest represents the escalating violence reporters face in the Trump era.

Wisconsin Nonprofit Sues Elected Officials for Blocking It on Twitter

Progressive group One Wisconsin Now says the action by Wisconsin lawmakers violates the First Amendment.
US judge says “global de-indexing order” against Google threatens free speech

US judge says “global de-indexing order” against Google threatens free speech

Canada's highest court sought to alter search results, but it won't apply in US.
Fox News Stopped Airing This Trump Impeachment Ad

Fox News Stopped Airing This Trump Impeachment Ad

A violation of the First Amendment?

After nearly 10 months, DOJ gives up prosecution of woman who laughed at Sessions

After nearly 10 months, Desiree Fairooz is a fully free woman. Federal prosecutors backed off their plans to prosecute her a second time Monday on charges stemming from her reflexive chuckling at
Harvey Weinstein lawyer David Boies’s quiet career squashing stories for the powerful

Harvey Weinstein lawyer David Boies’s quiet career squashing stories for the powerful

David Boies made his name as a litigator helping break up the Microsoft monopoly and fighting for Al Gore in the Supreme Court. Until yesterday,…

Pro-life lawmakers push for legislation to protect medical providers who refuse to perform abortions

WASHINGTON — Pro-life lawmakers renewed a push Wednesday for legislation they say would protect medical professionals who refuse to perform abortion procedures as a matter…
Hmm: Judge slaps gag order on Manafort-Gates trial

Hmm: Judge slaps gag order on Manafort-Gates trial

Inevitability. The post Hmm: Judge slaps gag order on Manafort-Gates trial appeared first on Hot Air.
Prof caught on video erasing student pro-life messages will pay for it—and in a most humiliating way

Prof caught on video erasing student pro-life messages will pay for it—and in a most humiliating way

A California college professor will shell out $17,000 after he was caught on video erasing students’ pro-life chalk messages on campus last spring, the Fresno…
Woman fired for flipping off Trump's motorcade gets nearly $60k in crowdfunding support

Woman fired for flipping off Trump's motorcade gets nearly $60k in crowdfunding support

A man named Ron Mello has set up a GoFundMe account to help support Juli Briskman after she was fired for showing Trump her middle finger. As of 13 November at 8:20am PT, $57,860 has been pledged.As
Supreme Court will consider deceptive anti-abortion ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

Supreme Court will consider deceptive anti-abortion ‘crisis pregnancy centers’

“Crisis pregnancy centers” are anti-abortion organizations that often masquerade as reproductive health clinics in order to lure pregnant people away from clinics that will provide them with abortion
Say, a lot of these free speech hot takes by the left are really awful

Say, a lot of these free speech hot takes by the left are really awful

"Distressingly, even academics who should know better are playing this game." The post Say, a lot of these free speech hot takes by the left are really awful appeared first on Hot Air.
People Raised $60,000 for the Woman Who Gave Trump the Finger

People Raised $60,000 for the Woman Who Gave Trump the Finger

Juli Briskman was fired from her job after a photo of her one-fingered salute went viral.
Anti-abortion groups may have picked the wrong Supreme Court fight

Anti-abortion groups may have picked the wrong Supreme Court fight

The Supreme Court’s decision Monday to hear a challenge to a California law meant to regulate anti-abortion groups could eventually bring down some of biggest restrictions on abortion in the United
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