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Student Sues Claiming Citrus College Violated Free-Speech Rights

A 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.

07/02/2014

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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.

03/22/2012

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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.

03/21/2012

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‘Occupy LA’ Protesters Can Take ‘Free Speech’ Class To Avoid Charges

A class on the First Amendment is being offered to “Occupy LA” protesters who were arrested on minor offenses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/22/2011

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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.

08/15/2011

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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?

08/10/2011

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas are known for their vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funerals. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Torrance Lawmaker’s Push To Limit Funeral, Religious Protests Passes Senate

The bill SB 888 requires groups like the Westboro Baptist church to stay 1,000 feet from a burial site, mortuary or place of worship.

06/01/2011

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Judge Backs War Vet’s Upside-Down Flag Protest Outside VA Property

The 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.

05/27/2011

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Student In Anti-Asian Rant Will Not Be Disciplined, Will Leave UCLA

UCLA 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.

03/18/2011

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