First Amendment Today, May 22, 2018: ‘Cum’ Censoring in South Carolina, Lawn-Shaming in Texas, …and more T-Shirt Troubles!


Summa BLEEP! Laude: Publix grocery store in Charleston, South Carolina, censors high school student’s graduation cake

photo of a graduation cake with frosting lettering that reads: “Congrats Jacob! Summa ... Laude Class of 2018”
Summa say what? Graduation cake courtesy of a profanity-vigilant but Latin-challenged Publix near you! (Cara Koscinski via Facebook)

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Florida Department of Corrections ban on Prison Legal News

Photo of chain-link fence-like gates surrounding a prison complex
U.S. Bureau of Land Management via Flickr)

Senior sues Liberty High School in suburban Portland, Oregon, after administrators suspend him for wearing Trump Border Wall T-shirt

Photo of a T-shirt which reads "Donald J. Trump's Border Wall Construction Co.: The Wall Just Got 10 Feet Taller"
(photo via U.S. federal court records)

Far-right extremists say First Amendment protects them in Charlottesville lawsuit

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Hundreds of German censors police Facebook for hate speech and other content verboten under EU law…

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…Meanwhile, left-wing U.S. groups petition Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook monopoly

University of Virginia alumnus reads Bible verses aloud on campus to protest restrictive new speech codes

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Officials in Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario, claim anarchist “circle-A” is a hate symbol

Photo of Asian girl giving fist salute in front on anarchy symbol painted in black on white background.
(photo by Steven Depolo via Flickr)

Sneaky “lawn-shaming” sign in Texas man’s unkept yard causes uproar on Reddit

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

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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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