articles tagged "first amendment"

Supreme Court to Rule on Internet Threats

Monday, 23 June 2014 | buzz
Shubha Ghosh

Make a threat on Facebook, go to jail. Where does the First Amendment stop and criminal assault begin? We talk to UW Law School professor Shubha Ghosh about the US Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in Elonis vs. United States. more »

Sing-Along Wins Big in Circuit Court

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | buzz
Marquette Law professor Ed Fallone

Wisconsin Capitol Protestors score a major victory in court. The Monday Buzz hears from Marquette Law School’s Ed Fallone with a reaction. more »

Capitol Protest Settlement: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Monday, 14 October 2013 | buzz
DonaldDowns

On October 8, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced a settlement in the federal case about the recent crackdown on protests in the Wisconsin Capitol. more »

A Permit to Sing? Rickert and Kohl-Riggs Face Off

Monday, 16 September 2013 | buzz
Photo by Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

Since March, 2011, participants in the Solidarity Sing Along have gathered in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda at noon, sang songs of protest for an hour and dispersed. They have done this over 600 times and never applied for a permit for use of the rotunda. The Capitol Police, part of the state Department of Administration, has escalated enforcement of its permit policy in recent weeks, repeatedly declaring the Sing Along an “unlawful assembly” and issuing 188 citations and a similar number of arrests since July. A recent temporary federal court injunction prevented the DOA from requiring permits for groups smaller than 20 people, but left many questions still open. The Sing Along have argued that …. more »

Public Access to the State Capitol

Wednesday, 7 August 2013 | A Public Affair
Free Speech

What does freedom of speech really mean? How can we better understand the dilemma and tension over public access to the Capital and what are the implications for our politics and our government system? On Wednesday August 8th, host Tim Hansel talked with local first amendment lawyer Jeff Scott Olson and Robert Asen, Professor of Communication Arts and resident fellow for the Institute for Research in the Humanities to answer these questions. more »

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