First Amendment

KYW In Depth
KYW In Depth
December 20, 2019 - 6:00 am
This week, Philadelphia's major broadcast, print, and digital media outlets came together in an unprecedented show of unity after certain reporters, including KYW Newsradio's own Kristen Johanson, were excluded from a press conference at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. This week's...
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Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:35 pm
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. Read more here.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the House Oversight subcommittee hearing on deportation of critically ill children at Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
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AP News
November 04, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her. In a statement, the Democrat said she had reconsidered her decision, as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit that Dov Hikind had...
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The ACLU is suing SEPTA for a policy on advertising that it says is so broad that it violates the First Amendment.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
AP News
October 23, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Lawyers for the ACLU want a federal appeals court panel to overturn a ruling allowing SEPTA to refuse to run ads about the group's stories on racial disparities in mortgage lending. Read more here.
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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
Patrick T Fallon/Reuters via CNN
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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