Post Tagged with: "First Amendment"

The Real Facebook Jail

The Real Facebook Jail

By Regan Jarvis, Staff Writer The Sixth Amendment guarantees criminal defendants’ right to a speedy and public trial with an impartial jury, however, it does not prohibit the publication of mugshots and arrest records prior to a conviction.[1] With the growing presence of social media, many police departments have turned to these platforms, […]

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Censorship in College Admissions: Courts Offer Guidance in Balancing Fundamental Rights

Censorship in College Admissions: Courts Offer Guidance in Balancing Fundamental Rights

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com By Giulia Schaub, Editor-in-Chief Young adults today are accustomed to warnings from parents, teachers, and authority figures about posting controversial or inappropriate content on social media websites. Now, in a society that has enjoyed easy internet access for over two decades, seasoned social media users […]

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Request for Immediate WeChat Ban

Photo courtesy of Deposit Photos. Ninth Circuit Rejects Request for Immediate WeChat Ban By Sarah Thomas The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request by the Trump Administration to immediately ban Chinese-owned WeChat from smartphone app stores.[1] This request came on an appeal from the District Court for […]

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Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

  Photo courtesy of Pixaby By Stephen Hodzic, Staff Writer Freedom of speech is considered one of the most fundamental rights of a citizen of the United States.[1] The First Amendment of the Constitution specifically prevents an infringement of those rights by any branch government, with exceptions for threats, blackmail, […]

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The Trump/Clifford Non-Disclosure Agreement: Violation of Public Policy and the First Amendment

By Wilson R. Huhn,* Professor of Law Introduction On Oct. 28, 2016, 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, Stephanie Clifford signed a non-disclosure agreement pursuant to which Ms. Clifford was paid $130,000 in exchange for her promise not to disclose any information about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.[1] […]

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