Free Speech

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Redskins: Canceling Trademark Violates Free-Speech Rights

A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2015

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Judge Rules In Favor Of College Student In Twitter Dispute

A judge says a Twitter account intended to poke fun at a mid-Michigan lawyer is protected by the First Amendment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2015

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Full Appeals Court Will Rehear Bible Believers, Arab Festival Case

A federal appeals court has agreed to take another look at a First Amendment claim made by Christian evangelists who were told to leave an Arab-American street festival or be ticketed by police in Dearborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2014

Student Wins Free-Speech Lawsuit Against Teacher

A Michigan teacher who kicked a student out of class after the teen made a comment against homosexuality during a high school anti-bullying day was ordered to pay $1 for violating his free speech rights.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2013

‘Boycott Israel’ Ad Barred From Ann Arbor Buses

It’s billboard emblazoned with a spider crushing skulls and the words: “Boycott Israel, Boycott Apartheid.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

Ruth Mosholder says her free-speech rights were violated. (credit: Robert Holmgren/GettyImages)

Court Revives Lawsuit By Prison Employee

A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit by a Michigan prison employee who says she was illegally reassigned after telling lawmakers that officials were coddling inmates, partly by allowing rap contests.

05/13/2012

MSU Parking Ticket Leads To Case At Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a free-speech case that began with a parking ticket at Michigan State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2012

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Dearborn Pays $100,000 In Lawsuit By Evangelists

The city of Dearborn has paid $100,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a Christian evangelist whose free-speech rights were violated at a popular Arab-American street festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2012

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Ann Arbor Bus Agency Sued Over Anti-Israel Ad

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against an Ann Arbor bus agency after it refused to allow an ad that says, “Boycott Israel.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

Court: Dearborn Violated Evangelist’s Rights

A Detroit suburb violated the free-speech rights of a Christian evangelist by barring him from handing out leaflets at an Arab-American street festival last year, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011