Posts Tagged as ‘First Amendment’

January 6, 2012

IFAction News Roundup, January 1 – 5

Privacy/Technology NYTimes Op-Ed:  Internet Access Is Not a Human Right  No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring, Judge Rules How the Feds Are Tracking Your Kid Related: Data-Crazy Department of Education Throws Privacy Out the Window Daniel Solove: Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security First Amendment Rights Judge Rules ‘Uncomfortable’ […]

June 29, 2010

Offense vs. Free Speech

Conable Scholarship recipient Aubrey Madler has been blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  This is the final installment. I absolutely loved Monday afternoon’s session, Blasphemy!: When Religious Values Clash with Intellectual Freedom. Both speakers (Irshad Manji and Paul Sturges) were excellent–they entertained me–they captured my undivided attention with their topics […]

June 28, 2010

The Gift of Voice and a Legacy to Uphold

Conable Scholarship recipient Aubrey Madler will be blogging her thoughts about the ALA Annual Conference throughout the week.  This is the third installment. Several days in and I have exhausted myself–that must a good sign, right? I heard several times this week–including Sunday morning’s session about a high profile book challenge, and in the afternoon […]

June 14, 2010

OIF Offers Assistance to Libraries Receiving ADF Letters on Meeting Room Policies

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Christian legal organization, has initiated a letter-writing campaign to libraries and schools around the country. The campaign targets libraries with meeting room policies that restrict the use of the library’s meeting rooms for religious services. In its letter, ADF advises libraries receiving the letter that it believes the library’s […]

January 21, 2009

Supreme Court denies review of COPA decision

Today, the Supreme Court refused to review the July 2008 appellate court decision that ruled the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) unconstitutional.  The law would have barred publication of a wide range of materials on the Internet that met the law’s definition of “harmful to minors,” or required sites to use age verification and other […]