In a suit filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, the PEN American Center (PEN America) alleges that “official acts” by President Donald Trump have “violated the First Amendment and his oath to uphold the Constitution.”
Donald Trump is abusing presidential power again. This time he threatened, via Sarah Sanders, to strip several people of their national security clearances. In short, he tried to weaponize security clearances. If you meet the standards for a clearance but are a critic of Trump, he wants to silence you by taking your security clearance.
A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press in the United States.
In a tweet, Shaun King shared a chilling announcement from a public high school principle in Louisiana. It’s the first indication that Trump’s attack on the first amendment is taking root.
The DHS is ready to put digital Star of David armbands on every immigrant, and every naturalized American, according to Buzzfeed.
When Donald Trump tweeted for a boycott of the NFL if team owners didn’t fire players for protesting racism, Trump may have broken a law that is punishable by a fine, jail time or both – and Trump may have further disqualified himself from serving in public office.
Today, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to condemn the assault by Turkish “security personnel” on peaceful protesters.
What does a lawmaker do when a journalist asks a question they don’t like? In American, it used to be the question would be ignored or reframed, and the journalist would persist in getting an answer to the original question. It’s a dance that can, at times be frustrating for both partners, but a dance that is crucial to the America we know and most of us love. Never would asking a question result in a journalist’s arrest – no matter how many times the journalist would ask it and no matter how many times the lawmaker would dodge it.
A ruling for theocracy will effectively demolish church-state separation and neuter the First Amendment’s religious clauses.
The judge ruled when Trump “repeatedly...instructed, and commanded” supporters to “get em’ out of here” the result was protesters being punched and kicked
The First Amendment says "there is no...infringing on the freedom of the press." Not by Donald Trump. Not even by God.
"On Planet Trump, the MSM is the enemy of the American people, but Russia -- which hates us & has thousands of nukes pointed at us -- is not"
Democrats are gearing up to fight Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died nearly a year ago.
The mainstream media has proved guilty of two sins - repeating fake news generated by Trump, and failing to report real news about Trump
The evangelical fundamentalists, all 13.2 percent of them, are appealing to vice president-elect Pence by petition and demanding that he, as head of domestic policy, inform president-elect Trump that it is crucial to immediately issue an executive order in"definitely banning” the teaching of evolution as science.
Members of the incoming Trump administration are floating ideas that would radically bring changes to the White House Press Corps. All of the suggested changes would benefit Trump by allowing the White House to intimidate journalists into compliance while restricting the free flow of information from the White House to the American people.
The latest outrage, one that should alarm every American alive, is a call from a Trump acolyte in a Trump-related newspaper. The call to action was a summons for FBI Director James Comey, to use the authority of the Bureau to act as “official state police” to repress Americans exercising their First Amendment right to assemble.
If we start giving an unhinged president the power to choose which forms of speech should be free, it sets our country on a dangerous course.
Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It continues to be denied to the American people.
Trump routinely made vague proposals to limit basic elements of press and internet freedom. His intent and disregard for the constitutional free press principle are clear.