Tag Archives: First Amendment

Dianne Feinstein: Only “Real Reporters” should get Shield Law Protection

That paragon protector of civil liberties, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is at it again. This time she’s filed an amendment to a federal media shield law saying that only “real reporters” should be protected.  How does she define a “real reporter”?  TechDirt.com has the answer. But onto the “who’s really a journalist” argument. Some elected officials feel the language…

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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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