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  • How the Government Targeted Occupy

    A new report from the Center for Media and Democracy (of which I am executive director), "Dissent or Terror: How the Nations Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street," written by CMD contributor and DBA Press publisher Beau Hodai, details several ways in which U.S. tax dollars are being squandered on law enforcement - or so-called &...

  • First Amendment: Religion And Free Expression

    ..., as well as that of Jefferson, who influenced him, is fairly clear, but the intent, insofar as ... of free exercise," it recently stated, "does not relieve an individual of the obligation to ..., entertainment, or academic communications media groups." In Rosenberger v. Board of Visitors of ... indispensable to decisionmaking in a democracy," the Court said, "and this is no less true ...

  • McCutcheon v. Federal Election Comm’n, (2014)

    ..."influence over or access to" elected officials or political parties.  ..., see post, at 15-17-does not wash.  ...

  • Hill v. Colorado, 530 U.S. 703 (2000)

    ...When a content-neutral regulation does not entirely foreclose any means of ... the right of those whom they would influence? In going to and from work, men have a right to ...; and that is not a good thing in a democracy. This Court once recognized, as the Framers ... talents are commanded by a sophisticated media to shape opinions on limitless subjects and ...

  • Buckley v. American Constitutional Law Foundation, Inc., 525 U.S. 182 (1999)

    ... which qualified voters may register to vote does not lift the burden on speech at petition ... organization that supports direct democracy, and several individual participants in ...; [this] is the time when improper influences are most likely to be brought to light." Buckley ... such a person to teach a course in "today's media." The examples of unregistered people who wish to ...

  • Who Speaks for Generation Y?

    It is Generation Y that first embraced [Barack Obama]'s "Yes We Can" campaign and descended in Iowa to pound the pavement and begin the historic campaign. They had found something they could believe in and hope for without being called names or browbeaten into accepting certain ideological positions as we see in the media now. It is the White segment of Generation Y that convinced their ...

  • Constitutional interpretation through a global lens.

    ... hearings to find an echo chamber in popular media. (7) . But the cacophony reached its most ...It does so through a lens consisting of the ethos of the ..., have been increasingly inspired and influenced by international law, or, at the very least, ... equality, liberty, justice, fairness, democracy, protection of minorities, checks and balances, ...

  • Andrew Nathan Worley, et al. v. Florida Secretary of State, et al., (11th Cir. 2013)

    ... requiring groups who spend money to influence elections to form “political committees” ... of PAC requirements as burdensome does nothing to alter its holding in Part IV that ...In direct democracy, where citizens are responsible for taking ... Page: 33 of 35 based on the particular media or technology used to disseminate political ...

  • Law and development as anti-comparative law.

    ...Is it through recounting the foreign influences that shaped early American legal thinking? Is it ...(20) . Not only does this dichotomy between law and politics chafe ... cure-all for inducing the rule of law, democracy, or other more general legal ideals. In this way, ... of genuine comparative work, namely, mediating between the contextual and the common in foreign ...

  • Taking initiatives: reconciling race, religion, media and democracy in the quest for marriage equality.

    ... any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license" and "does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are ...The board in turn sets policies and makes decisions for the organization, and influences the agenda setting of the broader movement, that fail to reflect or engage the views of the much ...

  • Social studies, citizenship education, and the search for an American identity: an argument against a unifying narrative.

    ...This narrative does not necessarily come from a formal plan of ... narrative of American history and democracy that is presented in the classroom. In this ...These lessons, along with influences from family and popular culture, create both a ... efforts of politicians and members of the media to persuade voters otherwise (Journell, 2011), ...

  • McConnell v. Federal Election Comm'n, 540 U.S. 93 (2003)

    ... [is] conceived to be the pernicious influence of 'big money' campaign contributions." United ...S. C. A. §§441i(a)(1), (2)--does not violate the First Amendment. Pp. 32-52. . ... Amendment principles as applied to the media. Pp. 97-103. . 8. The District Court's judgment ... of our system of representative democracy." Id. , at 26-27. In the end, the Act's primary ...

  • Rep. Alcee L. Hastings Holds a Hearing On Russia

    ... have resulted, as well as a newfound influence on the world stage help to explain the popularity ... phrase "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" does not hold true. I know of many distinguished NGOs ... help Russia complete its transition to democracy, especially in the post-Putin era. I look forward ..., almost all national broadcast media, the primary source of news, are in government ...

  • Imagining the homeland from afar: community and peoplehood in the age of the diaspora.

    ... under international law for what it does to its citizens. (88) The veil of we the people ... (and if so, what would constitute democracy to satisfy the entitlement), the question goes ... not) be allowed to exercise direct influence over the nature of the political community they ... within territorial units, the mass media mediate a great deal of public deliberation. ...

  • Schneiderman v. United States, 320 U.S. 118 (1943)

    ...This does not mean that once granted to an alien, ...Statements that American democracy 'is a fraud'13 and that the purposes of the Party ... means of production, and banks and the media of exchange, either with or without compensation. ... or beliefs-save as they may have influenced or may explain his conduct showing attachment, or ...

  • Vote - or Liberty Is History

    As a former Michigan superintendent of Public Instruction, I believe that our role as educators is more than just teaching the three "R's": reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic. It must also include a fourth "R": responsibility. If our free society is to remain free, each of us must be an involved participant in the democratic process. If we fail to do so, the liberty we cherish...

  • South Carolina v. North Carolina, 558 U. S. (2010)

    ... is an essential mechanism of democracy—it is the means to hold officials accountable to the ... advantages of, e.g., limited liability, does not suffice to allow laws prohibiting speech. It ... All speakers, including individuals and the media, use money amassed from the economic marketplace ...That speakers may have influence over or access to elected officials does not mean ...

  • Posadas de Puerto Rico Associates v. Tourism Co. of P. R., 478 U.S. 328 (1986)

    ... restricted advertising through publicity media outside Puerto Rico. Appellant, a partnership ... hotel's facade, provided the word `casino' does not exceed in proportion the size of the rest of ... of commercial speech designed to influence behavior by depriving citizens of information . . ..."[T]he people in our democracy are entrusted with the responsibility for judging ...

  • From violence against women to women's violence in Haiti.

    ... women's violence, or their reciprocal influences and correlations have already been conducted in ..., obliterating the last vestiges of democracy. (5) Over 1680 girls and women, who were either ..., official reports, public documents and media coverage. . IV. EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM HAITI . ...I wish I could be her because my sight does not bring me any good. (81) In general, most ...

  • Rep. Matt Salmon Holds a Hearing On Democracy in the Western Hemisphere

    ... non-profit sectors, thus, dismantling much of the private media ownership in the country. These regulatory bodies will be charged ... same time, the government has taken advantage of its influence on the Justice Administration to go after independent journalist. ... in the Western Hemisphere feel that the United States does not give them enough attention and sometimes this is probably ...

  • The U.S. Empire: Is Any Sovereign Nation Safe After the Russian and Belarus Democracy Acts?

    The United States Congress passed the Russian and Belarus Democracy Acts in 2002 and 2004, respectively. These Acts represent non- forcible intervention into the domestic affairs of another nation. Their implications for the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention, as well as the complementary principle of humanitarian intervention, are considered. This Note contends that the Russian and...

  • The Council On Foreign Relations Holds a Discussion On What to Do About Egypt

    ...-old question, in some ways, which is, how does one balance and contend with traditional ... same time the United States promotes democracy and human rights and that agenda? And how do you ... referendum and elections, and will use the media to try to activate the population to take part in ... only symbols, but have some political influence, Syria is out, Iraq is out, Libya is in a mess, ...

  • Three concepts of dignity in constitutional law.

    ... merely by virtue of a person's humanity and does not depend on intelligence, morality, or social ... Catholic philosopher, was a primary influence in bringing the concept of human dignity into ... choices about what job to have, what media to consume, and how to express religious faith. . ...See RONALD DWORKIN, IS DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE HERE? 11 (2006); McCrudden, supra note ...

  • Jury ignorance and political ignorance.

    ... rise of the Internet and other electronic media has also had little impact on political knowledge ... is collectively harmful, as voter bias influences public policy and electoral results. (30) . ...(33) . C. Implications for Juries . Does the rational ignorance and irrationality that ... prove that we should abandon the use of democracy for all political decisions or that the ...

  • Owen v. Independence, 445 U.S. 622 (1980)

    ... police department be released to the news media and turned over to the prosecutor for ... least some measure of discretion, the influence of this doctrine on the city's liability was not ... municipality's conduct in a 1983 action, it does not seek to second-guess the "reasonableness" of ... came to be adopted in the American democracy, it apparently stems from the personal immunity ...