School Officials Wrong to Censor Student’s T-Shirt

Sophie Thomas

Public school officials at Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Owensboro, Ohio, apparently need a lesson on the First Amendment in schools.
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Messages of hate, signs of freedom

Inside the First Amendment

Freedom of speech took a hit this week when New York City’s transit authority voted to ban all political and public-issue advertising on its buses and subways.
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Abeokuta, Nigeria

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Check out the latest photo in our “Where in the World Are Our Chipsters” series to see who was in Nigeria, interviewing a former president.
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How much violence do we need to see – or report?

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A tangle of violence and protest has engulfed parts of Baltimore and cannot be ignored by the news media. But how much reporting should be done, and when should it be done, and reports of what?
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Court Finds First Amendment Problems with Ban on Unattended, Charitable Bins

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Imposing a ban on outdoor, unattended charitable donation bins likely violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled, in a battle between Planet Aid and officials in St. Johns, Mich.
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A new world of ‘real video’ holds all of us accountable

Inside the First Amendment

We certainly can “see” more than ever in this era of 24/7 news, omnipresent street surveillance, police “body cams” and cell phone video – and that fits nicely into the First Amendment’s role in providing for both press and citizen “watchdogs on government.”
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Q&A: Danese Kenon

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Photojournalist and editor Danese Kenon, whose presence and work have graced many a CQS multimedia training, talks about the transition from shooting to editing and offers advice to young photographers.
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Remembering the Holocaust, speaking the truth

Inside the First Amendment

In another of his patented truth-to-power moments, Pope Francis triggered international debate this week by having the temerity to call genocide “genocide.”
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Moving up and out

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What’s happening in the world of Chipsters? Find out in the latest Chips Watch.
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‘Famous Footnotes’ step up in important First Amendment cases

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A few footnotes in United States Supreme Court history have left large footprints on the development of legal doctrine, including First Amendment cases.
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