Mar 19, 2015

Anti-Israel ad can be barred from Seattle buses, appeals court rules

County officials in Seattle can prohibit an advertisement criticizing Israeli policies toward Palestinians from appearing on local buses without violating constitutional protections on free speech, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

Feb 17, 2015

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been targeted in one of the Copenhagen shootings over the weekend has been sent into hiding, police said Monday. Lars Vilks — who has faced several death threats since his cartoon portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a dog ...

Free speech all the buzz in Nobel nominations

Feb 4, 2015

Free speech all the buzz in Nobel nominations

After the trauma of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, champions and icons of free speech head the pack in the names put forward for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Among nominations entered ahead of this week’s deadline are the Danish editor Flemming Rose, who made ...

Dec 27, 2013

Why is work a zero free-speech zone?

If a reality TV show star, or any American for that matter, can be fired for expressing him- or herself when at work — or not at work — then the right to free speech is a meaningless abstraction that applies only to the ...