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Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Pedestrians in Moscow. In November, a Russian court found LinkedIn in violation of local internet laws.
Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Pedestrians in Moscow. In November, a Russian court found LinkedIn in violation of local internet laws.
Supreme Court Considers Role of Free Speech in Explaining Credit Card Fees

Supreme Court Considers Role of Free Speech in Explaining Credit Card Fees

The New York law in dispute, enacted in 1984, makes it a crime to impose a surcharge for using credit cards.
Supreme Court Considers Role of Free Speech in Explaining Credit Card Fees

Supreme Court Considers Role of Free Speech in Explaining Credit Card Fees

The New York law in dispute, enacted in 1984, makes it a crime to impose a surcharge for using credit cards.
Spain Dismisses Terror and Hate Crime Case Against Puppeteers

Spain Dismisses Terror and Hate Crime Case Against Puppeteers

A demonstrator protesting the detention of the two puppeteers, Raúl García Pérez and Alfonso Lázaro de la Fuente, in Madrid last year.
Mediator: Bill Maher Isn’t High on Trump: The State of Free Speech in a New Era

Mediator: Bill Maher Isn’t High on Trump: The State of Free Speech in a New Era

Bill Maher said he knew that President George W. Bush “hated” him but never feared that he would be sued over a joke. Donald J. Trump did sue Mr. Maher for saying that he was the product of
Justices Appear Willing to Protect Offensive Trademarks

Justices Appear Willing to Protect Offensive Trademarks

The Slants, an Asian-American band, are trying to keep their name despite objections that it is offensive speech that should not be allowed to be trademarked.
‘This Feels Like Being Born Again:’ Gambians Hope for Change and Long for Home

‘This Feels Like Being Born Again:’ Gambians Hope for Change and Long for Home

Gambians in Banjul, the capital, on Saturday hearing about the imminent departure of Yahya Jammeh, who had refused to step down as president after losing an election.

Protests Force Speech Cancellation

Protests at the University of California, Berkeley, forced the cancellation of a speech by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday. He responded with his own video posted to YouTube later
A Free Speech Battle at the Birthplace of a Movement at Berkeley

A Free Speech Battle at the Birthplace of a Movement at Berkeley

Cleaning up at the University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday, a day after a protest over a canceled event by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos ended in violence.
Angela Merkel, Meeting With Erdogan in Turkey, Emphasizes Free Speech

Angela Merkel, Meeting With Erdogan in Turkey, Emphasizes Free Speech

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at their meeting in the Turkish capital.
In His Own Words: Gorsuch’s Lively Writings at Columbia

In His Own Words: Gorsuch’s Lively Writings at Columbia

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch spoke in the East Room of the White House after President Trump introduced him as his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Disappeared, Pakistan

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Disappeared, Pakistan

During a protest in Lahore, Pakistan, last month, activists held images of bloggers who have disappeared.
First Amendment Support Climbing Among High School Students

First Amendment Support Climbing Among High School Students

High school students protesting outside the Supreme Court building in Washington.
German Comedian Is Told Not to Repeat Lewd Lines About Erdogan

German Comedian Is Told Not to Repeat Lewd Lines About Erdogan

A German court has upheld a ruling barring the comedian Jan Böhmermann from repeating 18 of the 24 lines of his lewd poem satirizing Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Florida Doctors May Discuss Guns With Patients, Court Rules

Florida Doctors May Discuss Guns With Patients, Court Rules

A vendor’s display at a Florida Gun Shows event in Miami last year.
Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Washington State Supreme Court Rules

Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Washington State Supreme Court Rules

The shop owner, Barronelle Stutzman, left, after a state Supreme Court hearing in November.
Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Washington Supreme Court Rules

Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Washington Supreme Court Rules

The shop owner, Barronelle Stutzman, left, after a state Supreme Court hearing in November.
Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos Find Common Ground

Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos Find Common Ground

Bill Maher, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” last year.
Danish Man Who Burned Quran Is Prosecuted for Blasphemy

Danish Man Who Burned Quran Is Prosecuted for Blasphemy

Pakistani demonstrators burned a Danish flag in 2006. They were protesting the publication of 12 cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper.