First Amendment Today, May 17, 2018: Meghan Markle, Sacramento Panhandlers, Twitter Shadowbanning, …and Golden Retrievers!

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Meghan Markle’s half-sis says the future princess can’t tell her to stuff it, because, “There’s something in this country known as freedom of speech.”

ACLU of Northern California sues City of Sacramento over “cruel and unusual” anti-panhandling ordinance

Twitter announces it will use “behavioral signals” to shadowban trolls

Pittsburgh City Paper editor says his bosses at the alt-weekly canned him for skewering local right-wing politico

Texas Supreme Court dismisses defamation suit against Dallas Morning News over column on teen’s suicide

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Electronic Frontier Foundation sues Texas A&M on behalf of PETA for blocking criticism of the university’s medical research on golden retrievers

color photo of an adorable golden retriever trotting across a grass sward carrying a large stick in her mouth, flanked by her three adorable golden retriever puppies
(Franco Vannini via Flickr)

See Also:
“First Amendment Today, May 16, 2018: Michael Avenatti, Boardwalk Buskers, ‘Hateful Content’ on Spotify”

…And Don’t Miss:
“The Stains of John McCain: A Front Page Confidential Special Report by Stephen Lemons”

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, Salon.com, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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