First Amendment Protected in Case Involving Video Game Violence Judge Whyte of the District Court of Northern California granted a preliminary injunction preventing a California statute from going into effect on January 1, 2006. The Act required that violent video games be labelled, and prevented the sale or rental of these video games to minors. […]
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the recently enacted Michigan statute seeking to ban the sale of certain video games to minors.
Free Speech or Blasphemy? Censorship or Discretion? Click here for a statement from NCAC on the controversy surrounding the Mohammed cartoons, featured in Censorship News #101. We are presenting here a selection of the material published on the issue, and reports of incidents of censorship in connection with the cartoons. Resources An extraordinarily thorough […]
Rick Piltz, a Senior Associate at the Climate Change Science Program who resigned in March, has charged that political officials have been editing scientific reports dealing with climate change. His charges have focused specifically on Philip Cooney, the chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Mr. Cooney is a lawyer who previously worked as a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute.
Recently, Principal Cheryl Alligood of Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, confiscated copies of the school newspaper, The Wave, over an article about sex. She claims she did "what was best for the student body." We think her decision taught students the wrong lesson. School papers provide a critical forum for expression and discussion for students. […]