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Jim Melwert
June 30, 2020 - 2:10 pm
A federal lawsuit accuses Montgomery County commissioner Joe Gale of violating the First Amendment by blocking people from his social media accounts and deleing their comments. Read more here.
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David Madden
February 12, 2020 - 3:34 pm
The Anti-Defamation League has issued its annual report on hate propaganda, particularly from white supremacist groups, and the report finds there’s been a dramatic increase both nationwide and within the Greater Philadelphia area. Read more here.
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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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President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on "improving free inquiry, transparency, and accountability on campus" in the East Room of the White House.
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March 21, 2019 - 9:37 pm
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free speech...
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In this March 2, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump invites to the podium, Hayden Williams, a field representative of the Leadership Institute, who was assaulted at Berkeley campus, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill,
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March 21, 2019 - 11:33 am
By Collin Binkley, AP Education Writer President Donald Trump is expected to order U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal funding. White House officials say Trump on Thursday will sign an executive order requiring colleges to certify that their policies...
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December 20, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Atlanta woman had a beef with the police department of the adjacent town of Statham, where her partner had been — in her opinion — falsely arrested for disorderly conduct after cursing out a police officer. The charges...
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In this photo taken from a video shot on Nov. 28, 2018, Mike Carnevale places his hand on the back of Mark Hennesey while instructing him at the American Tactical Systems' indoor range in Green Island, New York.
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December 04, 2018 - 11:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun? That's a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill...
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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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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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Commercial Speech
July 02, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Do you have free speech on a billboard? An Alabama gym posted an ad on a billboard to get people to join that read: "Tired of being fat and ugly? Just be ugly." After complaints that the sign was offensive, city...
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