First Amendment Today, May 11, 2018: Trump Wants to Scrap ‘Corrupt’ Media’s Press Creds, Spotify Won’t Promote R. Kelly; …and the ‘Right to Silence’


Trump floats the notion of pulling White House press credentials from “corrupt” media

Photo of a graffiti stencil in Hamburg, Germany, by artist Marshal Arts, depicting Donald Trump dressed in an outfit from an Empire officer in 'Star Wars, holding a replica of the Death Star in one hand
(Stencil in Hamburg, Germany, attributed to Marshal Arts; photo by Frerk Meyer via Flickr)

In response to complaint from Duke University VP, campus coffee shop owner fires baristas who played rapper Young Dolph’s hit “Get Paid”

Spotify pulls R. Kelly from its playlists to comply with new “hateful conduct” policy

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Boys’ basketball coach pleads not guilty to child-porn charge; claims First Amendment right to clandestine shower videos

New York judge: First Amendment shields weekly newspaper from “littering” charges

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide on two cases involving First Amendment “right to silence”

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Great Old Broads for Wilderness advocacy group calls criminal case against ex-associate director a threat to free speech

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See also:
“First Amendment Today, May 9, 2018: Animal House at Syracuse; the Intellectual Dark Web; Cops Cordon Off PETA”

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About Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from government corruption to white-supremacist gangs. In addition to Front Page Confidential, his work has appeared in Phoenix New Times, the Los Angeles Times,, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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