R-Rated Superhero Movies?

Posted by on February 27th, 2016

Bob Chipman had a very interesting take over at ScreenRant on the rumored R-rated directors cut version of Superman V Batman to be included on the DVD. Put simply, as he does, he sees it as an awful idea and a perversion. His reasons are rather interesting for youth rights activists. This isn’t the first […]

Internet Censorship ‘For the Children’

Posted by on December 14th, 2015

From the ACLU: Louisiana passed a law this year that is a foolhardy attempt by one state to regulate the Internet. By doing so, the state’s lawmakers threaten the First Amendment rights of adult publishers and readers, as well as minors, because it censors valuable speech. And despite these troubling impacts, the law is totally […]

Raise Voting Age to 25? How About a Maximum Voting Age of 25?

Posted by on November 17th, 2015

Yesterday Glenn Reynolds wrote that in light of the events happening at Yale and Mizzou that we should raise the voting age to 25. This is as dumb a suggestion as when Ann Coulter suggested raising the voting age to 30. To demonstrate how dumb an argument the otherwise reasonable Glenn Reynolds has made, let […]

Terrifying Teen Speech in the News Again

Posted by on August 25th, 2012

If there’s one belief that unites Americans, it’s that First Amendment freedom of speech is a good thing.  Everybody should have it: cigarette companies, SuperPACs, hate groups, Todd Akin, Cher, and Nichole Ritchie. Teenagers, not so much. They might say something wrong. Better to shut them up. The last time the issue of impudent teen […]

TV reporter’s worries leads to Bethesda school pulling student newspaper

Posted by on March 27th, 2012

TV journalist Andrea McCarren knows that news reporting sometimes has unintended consequences — especially since her own children were teased and bulliedafter her stories on underage drinking aired last month. So when the student newspaper at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School published an article mentioning her reporting, McCarren objected. The article, she told the school’s principal, […]

Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of ‘pornographic’ sci-fi book

Posted by on March 16th, 2012

A Schofield Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate whether the teacher breached school policy or the law when he read to his class from a science fiction book described by one parent as pornographic. Sources said the teacher read from three books, among them”Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, […]

Under wraps: Wasilla High School sculpture covered after concerns voiced

Posted by on February 17th, 2012

WASILLA — Jim Dault and Shala Dobson are proud to display their artwork at Wasilla High School. After all, the Meadow Lakes artists are Valley residents and have a familial connection with the school. That’s why Jan. 29 was an exciting day, Dault said. That’s the day they installed their sculpture “Warrior Within” in front […]

Court to Missouri school district: stop censoring LGBT sites

Posted by on February 16th, 2012

2012-02-15 Windy City Times http://www.windycitymediagroup…..36212.html JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A federal district court ruled today that the Camdenton R-III School District must stop censoring web content geared toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities through discriminatory filtering software. The ruling orders the district to not block content based on the viewpoints expressed by […]

Joint Statement in Opposition to Book Censorship in Tucson

Posted by on January 30th, 2012

JOINT STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION TO BOOK CENSORSHIP IN THE TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT January 30, 2012 The undersigned organizations are committed to protecting free speech and intellectual freedom. We write to express our deep concern about the removal of books used in the Mexican-American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District. This occurred in […]

NH Law Authorizes Parental Override of “Objectionable” Curriculum Material

Posted by on January 27th, 2012

First Amendment Law Prof Blog http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/firstamendment/2012/01/nh-law-authorizes-parental-override-of-objectionable-curriculum-material.html January 26, 2012 HB 542, enacted after an override of the governor’s veto, states: Require school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent’s or legal guardian’s determination that the material is objectionable. Such policy shall include a provision requiring the […]

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