First Amendment

About 100 people interrupt the Independence Day Parade to protest conditions for migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Pat Loeb
July 04, 2019 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police arrested 33 people who sat down in the middle of the city's Independence Day Parade. They were protesting conditions for migrant families on the U.S.-Mexican border. About 100 people gathered at Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters at...
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Erik Brunetti
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June 24, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By Ariane de Vogue and Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- The Supreme Court struck down Monday a provision of federal law that prohibits the registration of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks as a violation of the First Amendment. The justices' ruling clears the way for a clothing designer to apply for...
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National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program
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Hadas Kuznits
May 30, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 900 students across 18 Philadelphia schools celebrated the completion of a year-long curriculum on social justice Thursday afternoon at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The National Liberty Museum Young Heroes program teaches kids how to address social...
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Speeding ticket.
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April 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 2017, a police officer pulled over a woman for speeding. He wrote the ticket for a lowered penalty, and as she was leaving the traffic stop, she waved goodbye. Well, waived with one finger. How's that for gratitude? The...
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Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks and barrister Jennifer Robinson speak to the media outside Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested.
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Kim Glovas
April 19, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The arrest and possible extradition of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange to the United States has many experts concerned about press freedom. Assange faces charges of espionage and computer-related crimes. Gordon Coonfield, associate professor of communications at...
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CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
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November 19, 2018 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has again targeted White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. After a federal judge ordered that Acosta's credentials be temporarily restored last week, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying it had made the "preliminary decision" to...
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Kim Glovas
November 17, 2018 - 4:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump makes headlines every time he insults a member of the media. While he continues his attacks on the media, a local historian and academic says the relationship between the presidency and the Fourth Estate has always been a testy one. The latest...
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Sketch of Judge Timothy J. Kelly
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November 15, 2018 - 11:11 am
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. By Brian Stelter, CNN Business (CNN) -- Lawyers for CNN and the Trump administration are awaiting an initial ruling on the network's federal lawsuit over press access to the White House. And they're going to have to wait a little while longer. Judge Timothy J. Kelly heard nearly...
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A New Jersey high school student's lawsuit is reigniting debate over whether an anti-bullying law restricts free speech.
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November 09, 2018 - 5:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey high school student's lawsuit is reigniting debate over whether an anti-bullying law restricts free speech. School districts across the country have implemented anti-bullying laws to prevent the kind of...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
September 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia has filed its appeal of a federal court ruling that tossed out a law aimed at wage equity. The law would prohibit employers from asking about a job applicant's salary history. The law passed two years ago but never took effect because the...
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