freedom of speech
More Trump Inauguration Protester Prosecutions Dropped as Judge Rules Government Suppressed Evidence
Al Jazeera reports that US attorneys prosecuting a group of protesters at a Washington, DC Inauguration Day demonstration (known as J20) for felony rioting charges have dropped charges against a new group of defendants after a judge ruled that the … Read more »
Illinois Bill Authorizing Police to Fly Facial Recognition-Equipped Drones Over Protests Falters in House, For Now
Chicago Tribune reports that the Illinois House has tabled a bill that would allow law enforcement across the state to deploy drones armed with facial recognition technology over large public demonstrations. The bill (SB 2562), which was … Read more »
Steven Salaita—who gave up a tenured position to accept an offer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)—will get his day in court.
The scholar was dismissed by the University last year for publishing a series of “uncivil” tweets … Read more »