The news came down this month that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter, the woman who at age 17 in 2014 encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy III to commit suicide.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) wants Google to trash a feature on one of its apps that lets users report drunk-driving checkpoints. Not so fast, responds Google. The application in question is Waze, a community-based navigation app that allows users to report car accidents, traffic jams, and police activity.
We have previously discussed how Great Britain has embraced the “nanny state” in regulating speech and conduct that are deemed unhealthy or inimical to good social policy. The latest example are new rules to take effect in 2019 the will ban sexist or gender stereotypes from advertising .
“[SUNY] Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard was arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus.” The Westchester County D.A.’s office announced: [SUNY] Purchase College student Gunnar Hassard was arraigned in Harrison Town Court for Aggravated Harassment in the First Degree, a class E felony, for hanging posters with Nazi symbolism in areas of the campus….
When will people realize that people in power are using “hate speech” as a method of controlling people and suppressing dissent. It’s a dangerous precedent.
Europeans concerned about borders, language and culture may soon find themselves in the hot seat after Dutch politician and European Parliament member Marcel de Graaff issued a dire warning over the “definition of hate speech” which will criminalize speech opposing mass migration , as first reported by Joe Schaeffer of LibertyNation .
New IRS Rule Seems to Violate the First Amendment by Denying Tax-Exempt Status to Drug Policy Reform Groups https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/28/new-irs-rule-seems-to-violate-the-first
Sentence provokes shock and outrage as critics point out many rapists face lighter sentences than pornographers
Novelist fell foul of pre-internet ruling that people who sold more than 5,000 erotic books should serve more than a decade in prison