Free Speech

UC Asks Public For Input On Rewrite Of Free Speech Policy; Jewish Groups Say It Doesn't Go Far EnoughThe University of California Board of Regents is going back to the drawing board Monday and getting public input after a proposed policy on intolerance was roundly rejected by Jewish organizations.
Cal Poly Student Sues University Over Free Speech DisputeCal Poly Pomona must now pay a costly settlement after a student sued the school over being told he could not hand out pamphlets without a permit.
Inglewood Sues Activist Who Criticized Mayor On VideoA local man is taking on the city of Inglewood in a vocal way as the city remains involved in a bitter legal battle with a number of its own citizens. The mayor of Inglewood is one of the key figures in the dispute, as the citizens and their attorneys say that this is an issue of free speech.
Student Sues Claiming Citrus College Violated Free-Speech RightsA student who claims his right to free expression was violated has sued Citrus College in Southern California, one of four schools around the nation targeted by a free-speech group.
City Council OKs Resolution Urging Media To Curb 'Racist, Sexist Slurs' The City Council has approved a resolution calling on local TV and radio stations to limit any "racist" and "sexist" comments on their broadcasts.
City Council Warns 'Crack Ho' Comments 'Intolerable', Calls For Diversity In Talk Radio Lawmakers are closer to becoming the first city council in the U.S. to condemn certain types of speech on public airwaves.
'Occupy LA' Protesters Can Take 'Free Speech' Class To Avoid ChargesA class on the First Amendment is being offered to “Occupy LA” protesters who were arrested on minor offenses.
Calif. Ruling On Verbal Threats May Free Riverside County Man The California Supreme Court ruled last week that a verbal threat is not protected by free speech if a reasonable listener concludes the threat was made in earnest.
Blogger Wages Free Speech Fight Over 'Psycho Ex-Wife' Should the state decide whether a husband can bad-mouth his ex-wife on the Internet?
Torrance Lawmaker's Push To Limit Funeral, Religious Protests Passes SenateThe bill SB 888 requires groups like the Westboro Baptist church to stay 1,000 feet from a burial site, mortuary or place of worship.
Judge Backs War Vet's Upside-Down Flag Protest Outside VA PropertyThe ruling vindicates a 68-year-old Vietnam vet who has protested the VA's land-use policies every Sunday since 2008, along with other veterans.
Student In Anti-Asian Rant Will Not Be Disciplined, Will Leave UCLAUCLA says it will not discipline a student who posted a web video tirade against Asian colleagues because her conduct was an exercise of free speech, not hate speech.
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