The Debate: Can Politicians Block You on Social Media?

Point: Officials Who Block People on Social Media Violate the First Amendment In the social media age, numerous politicians have come under fire for blocking critics from following them on Twitter. The latest is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who ...

Could City Ordinance Punishing Leakers Also Go After Media?

A proposed Fresno City Council ordinance would punish City Hall officials and staff who reveal confidential information, as well as those who receive privileged materials. "We have problems with information that gets leaked out of our closed session items, ...
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Newsom Signs Tax-Returns Law Aimed at Trump

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state's primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald T...
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Exhibit Highlights Cartoonists’ Focus on First Amendment

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The First Amendment right to free speech is no laughing matter, as illustrated by a new exhibit at the world's largest cartoon library. "We focused on editorial cartoonists and the First Amendment partly because American editorial cartoonis...
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California Court: Old Police Misconduct Records Are Public

SACRAMENTO — Law enforcement agencies in California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled. "These records are absolutely essential for the public to...