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JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Oregon Doesn't Want to Give Up the Power to Fine People for Saying 'I Am an Engineer'

Oregon’s engineering board admits fault but doesn’t want to change the law.
Matthew Gault
11.8.17
first amendment
first amendment

Berkeley Doesn't Have to Choose Between Social Justice and Free Speech

Framing the controversy in terms of “classic” trolling rhetoric allows us to talk about more than just free speech.
Whitney Phillips
9.26.17
lawsuits
lawsuits

Trump Has Been Sued by People He Blocked on Twitter

A Federal Court will determine if being blocked on Twitter by the president violates your First Amendment rights.
Louise Matsakis
7.11.17
debates
debates

'Internet' or 'internet'? The Supreme Court Weighs in

Justices Kennedy and Alito are engaged in a low-key capitalization battle that may change the future of digital law.
Charles Duan
6.22.17
Engineering the System
Engineering the System

Oregon Man Fined for Writing 'I Am an Engineer' Temporarily Wins the Right to Call Himself an 'Engineer'

Mats Järlström was fined $500 by the state of Oregon for writing 'I am an engineer' in an email to the government.
Jason Koebler
5.31.17
Dystopia Now
Dystopia Now

Man Fined $500 for Crime of Writing 'I Am An Engineer' in an Email to the Government

An electronics engineer says he found a flaw in traffic lights. The Oregon engineering board fined him for it.
Jason Koebler
4.25.17
Wicked Burn
Wicked Burn

This Indie Space Network Launched the ‘First Protest in Space’ Targeting Trump

'LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH' reads a suborbital tweet paraphrasing Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
Becky Ferreira
4.12.17
Special Case
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
Non-Answers
Non-Answers

Does Trump’s FCC Chief Ajit Pai Think the Press Is ‘the Enemy’? He Won’t Say

The former Verizon lawyer refused to answer a direct question from senators—and Motherboard.
Sam Gustin
3.9.17
guide
guide

How to Protest Without Sacrificing Your Digital Privacy

How to keep your digital devices and accounts safe when exercising your right to peaceably assemble.
Joseph Cox
1.20.17
Gear
Gear

What to Bring to a Peaceful Protest

The gear you should bring when exercising your Constitutional right to peaceably assemble, and what you should leave behind.
Samantha Cole
1.20.17
cnn
cnn

AT&T and Time Warner Execs Vow to Protect Press Freedom Under Trump

The issue of First Amendment free speech protections is now front and center.
Sam Gustin
12.7.16