First Amendment Today, May 21, 2018: Trump’s Abortion Gag Rule, Nadine Strossen’s New Book, … and a Confederate Flag Sighting in Montana!

PBS dives deep into the incident that roiled the University of Wisconsin and led to a nationwide wave of anti-heckler laws

Photo of a statue of Abraham Lincoln, seated, in front of the facade Bascom Hall, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, at dusk.
Bascom Hall, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison (Andy Lindgren via Wikimedia Commons)

Return of the Reagan-era “Gag Rule”: The Trump administration will withhold federal funding from health providers that perform abortions or refer patients to abortion clinics

Donald Trump at a podium looking arrogant.
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Washington Post Columnist George Will suggests denying federal research funds to universities with “speech codes” and “bias response teams”

Political commentator George Will, seated, in a suit, speaking.
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Montana high school suspends junior for wearing Confederate flag sweatshirt

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Orange County, California, judge shoots down school board member’s request for a restraining order against local blogger

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Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen discusses her new book, Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship with Reason‘s Nick Gillespie

Providence Journal sues on First Amendment grounds after Rhode Island judge bars media from contacting jurors in murder case

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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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