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the Washington post is being sued by a young MAGA supporter

28 Feb

Recently a plethora of social media platforms have been infiltrated with a viral photo of a Caucasian young male wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat standing face to face with an elderly native American male.  This has raised many eyebrows, as the photo indicates the young boy standing up against the native American during […]

Elon Musk Works to Dismiss Defamation Suit After Calling Diver in the Thai Cave Rescue “Pedo Guy.”

28 Feb

Vernon Unsworth, a British diver and Thailand resident is suing Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for defamation for comments made after Unsworth criticized Musk’s idea to develope a mini-submarine to navigate the Tham Luang cave in Thailand during a rescue. Unsworth played a role in rescuing twelve boys and their soccer coach from the […]

Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Requirement For Health Warning On Soda

28 Feb

The First Amendment Watch covered a story on a blocked appeal. In San Francisco the local government attempted to impose a requirement to include health warnings on soda labels. The local governments reasoning behind this decision is to promote healthy choices and warns the consumers that drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes, […]

Sandmann v. Washington Post: Coverage Complaint

28 Feb

On February 19th, The Washington Post is faced with a 250 million-dollar suit by the parents of Nicholas Sandmann. They are suing for defamation charges. Allegedly the suit says The Post was targeting and being biased toward Sandmann. They claim that The Post targeted Sandmann because he is a “white, Catholic student wearing a ‘Make […]

Student Journalism: More Needed Than Ever

28 Feb

According to the Newseum and the Student Press Law center 2019 is dedicated as “the Year of the Student Journalists”   Gene Policinski, Chief Operating Officer, Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center of Newseum Institute comments on how student journalists have a service to report to their schools and surrounding communities.   “In the Pew […]

Massachusetts Wiretap Statue has been Declared Unconstitutional

28 Feb

The recent news event I’m choosing to discuss is the Massachusetts law prohibiting secret audio recordings of government official and police. (https://firstamendmentwatch.org/massachusetts-law-prohibiting-secret-audio-recordings-of-government-officials-and-police-ruled-unconstitutional/). I picked this event because it’s been highly controversial and it seems to a newer issue in many cases in the state of Massachusetts. Cases similar to the ones mentioned are common in other […]

Family of Nicholas Sandmann, suing Washington Post

28 Feb

On January 19, 2019, students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky took a field trip to Washington D.C for an anti-abortion rally. While at the capital, Covington students encountered 68-year old, Native-American activist, Nathan Phillips. Phillips faced the students of Covington while he chanted and played an ethnic, Native-American drum. The students, faced Williams, […]

16-Year old’s Family Sues the Washington Post for $250 Million

28 Feb

On January 18th, the Covington Catholic High School attended the March for Life anti-abortion rally during a school trip. On that field trip were kids wearing Make America Great Again hats. While waiting for their buses a group of students was encountered by Nathan Phillips who is a Native American, a veteran and an activist. Phillips […]

Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Requirement For Health Warning On Soda Ads

27 Feb

The website First Amendment watch recently covered a blocked court appeal in San Francisco where the local government attempted to impose a requirement to include a health warning on soda labels. The label was intended to promote healthier choices and warn consumers against the health risks associated with drinking beverages with added sugars. The warning […]

Can Bezos pin “Extortion and Blackmail” on National Enquirer?

27 Feb

Jeff Bezos is the owner of The Washington Post and the CEO of Amazon. He is currently accusing a media outlet called America Media, Inc. of blackmail and extortion within a blog post he wrote after they invaded his privacy. What caused Bezos to post this and the reason he is now pursuing the situation in […]