February 22, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: First amendment

The Cozy restaurant owner sues the City of Salina over mural restrictions

According to a release from Kansas Justice Institute, Steve Howard, the owner of iconic burger joint “The Cozy Inn”  filed…

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Lawrence man sues city, library over First Amendment violation

A Lawrence man is suing the Lawrence City Commission, the commissioners individually, the Lawrence Public Library, and several library employees…

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The City of Westwood wants to sell its park to a developer.

Kansas Justice Institute demands Westwood stop violating free speech rights over park sale

The Kansas Justice Institute is demanding the City of Westwood retract a letter threatening opponents of a development project with…

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Marion Record reporter Deb Gruver sues Marion police chief Gideon Cody

The first federal lawsuit filed in the wake of the raid of the Marion County Record has been filed and…

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Legal experts savage the Marion County Record affidavit

Two Kansas legal experts are not mincing words about the affidavit used to secure the search warrant that led to…

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Police raid on Marion County newspaper raises First and Fourth Amendment concerns

The August 11th raid on the newsroom of the Marion County Record and its publisher’s home and confiscation of computers,…

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Johnson County policy raises 1st Amendment issues

Last week the Johnson County Commission adopted a new policy that raises serious 1st Amendment issues.  It was added as…

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Georgia teacher wins back job, six-figure settlement after firing for DEI complaint

A substitute teacher in Georgia who lost her job after objecting to the reading of a book depicting gay parents…

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SCOTUS to decide if public officials can block critics on their social media platforms

Free speech rights in the era of social media are on the docket in the U.S. Supreme Court as justices…

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“Mama Bears” mom wins free speech lawsuit against school board that banned her

A Fulton County, Georgia,  member of the “Mama Bears” who was banned from her school board meetings for reading from…

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Dodge City BOE hangs national motto in buildings

Students in Dodge City, Kansas, next year will be seeing the national motto hanging in their buildings. On June 13,…

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Ohio mom prevails in free speech case over local school board

An Ohio mother filed a free speech lawsuit in federal court against her school board after being ordered to “zip…

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Washburn president slams free speech over Michael Knowles event

Conservative media figure and speaker Michael Knowles is scheduled to speak at Washburn University Thursday evening, at the invitation of…

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School newspaper editorial criticizes free speech, religion

An editorial in the Blue Valley Northwest school newspaper recently called for a limitation on religious speech based on –…

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8th circuit court accepts appeal of religious freedom case

In what is at least a short-term victory, a lawsuit by the College of the Ozarks will move forward after…

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Santa Fe Trail district kicks family out for disagreeing with policies

Speaking out against some Santa Fe Trail school district policies has apparently resulted in dire consequences for one family, who…

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Kansas Justice Institute on Becerra First Amendment victory

The  U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra that it is unconstitutional for California…

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KU student targeted by sorority for conservative views

A KU sorority member who was put on probation for “conduct unbecoming” — i.e., conservative views — has apparently had…

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Kansas stalls while Texas acts on Supreme Court Janus decision

While Kansas still hasn’t reacted to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision, Texas is making it clear that public…

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Kansas Justice Institute convinces Osage County to rescind parade ban

The residents of Osage County, Kansas, were planning to attend an Easter car parade when it was canceled by the…

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Southeast Kansas town backs off cruise night ban

One small town in Southeast Kansas looked at a restrictive cruise night ban from their local government and said, “No,…

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Governor’s order restricting church gatherings unconstitutional, interest group, AG say

UPDATE: Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council strikes down order An executive order limiting church attendance by Governor Laura Kelly, on the…

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Local attorney addresses constitutional issues at Wichita forum

Local attorney Richard Peckham spoke recently at a meeting of the Wichita chapter of Republican Women United about state and…

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No Joke: WSU Student Government Bans Libertarian Group For Support of First Amendment

University student governments are making parody difficult. On Wednesday of this week, the Wichita State University Student Government Association (SGA) refused…

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