Tag Archives: free speech

Wanted: conservative free speech advocates

You should care about a case pending before the commonwealth’s highest court if your answer to the following question is “no.” Should politicians be allowed to use the harassment-prevention laws to silence their opponents? That is the essence of the issue that the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will wrestle with in December when it hears oral arguments in Van Liew…

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Senator Brown’s mistaken support of PROTECT-IP

He started his term by supporting the financial overhaul, which was a tremendous mistake.   Most recently, he’s decided to support the mis-named PROTECT-IP act.   I’m at a loss to understand the way in which Senator Brown is receiving input from constituents and making decisions about legislation to support. His support of the financial overhaul legislation shortly after he…

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Pastor Challenges Big Abortion “Buffer-Zones”

Pastor gets jail over Oakland's clinic buffer law

The Associated Press

Posted: 02/20/2009 05:41:21 AM PST  OAKLAND, Calif.— A pastor has been sentenced to jail after being convicted of breaking an Oakland law that creates a buffer zone between anti-abortion protesters and abortion clinics.  The Rev. Walter Hoye was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and ordered to stay…

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