First Amendment

Good Question: Where Are Journalists Allowed To Go?Following the resignation of the president of University of Missouri Monday, protestors at the school tried to physically block the press from covering their demonstrations. So, where are journalists allowed to go? Good Question.
Experts Say Free Speech At Stake In 'American Sniper' AppealLegal experts say important free speech issues will be at stake when an appeals court considers whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is entitled to the $1.8 million judgment he won against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
Hubbard Broadcasting Giving Newseum $5M To Support ProgramsThe family-owned Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. is giving the Newseum $5 million to support the Washington museum's programs about the five freedoms of the First Amendment.
Repeal Of Campaign Giving Law Renders Lawsuit Moot Over Type Of Donor LimitsA lawyer for a group challenging Minnesota restrictions on certain campaign donations has advised a federal judge that the case can be dismissed following changes to the state law made by the Legislature.
'Revenge Porn' Conviction Overturned By Minn. Court Of AppealsThe conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.
Reality Check: Why Are Candidates Allowed To Lie?Candidates and outside groups are spending nearly $4 billion this election cycle, most of it on TV ads.
Good Question: Can You Record The Police? Video recorded by a truck driver in Illinois has gone viral. Brian Miner honked and flagged down a state trooper because he thought the trooper was speeding and talking on his cell phone, which is illegal in Illinois.
Board Firms Wall Between Minn. Candidates, Groups Minnesota campaign regulators reinforced a wall of separation between candidates and outside political groups Tuesday, issuing an opinion that discourages them from cooperating on fundraising that could eventually pour money back into the politicians' races and likely violate state law.
Bus Driver Fired For Praying With Student PassengersA local pastor who worked as a bus driver said he was fired because he prayed with students on his bus. George Nathaniel III said children aboard his bus had a choice to engage in prayer or not. However, after a warning from the company that hired him, he was terminated last week.
Congressman Seeks To Overturn Citizens United A Democratic Minnesota congressman is introducing a constitutional amendment designed to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case that lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in political elections.
Minn. Appeals Court Upholds Aiding Suicide Conviction The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the convictions of a former nurse who hunted for suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraged two to kill themselves, saying his actions were not protected speech.
Sides Raise Voices On Health Care Reform LawFriday marked two years since President Barack Obama signed the health care reform law, and during this election year, the controversy surrounding it is far from over.
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