Civitas Review

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    Jan
    11

    SCOTUS hearing arguments in Friedrichs today

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Education By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    Today, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a critical free speech case in which the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) joined an amicus brief last year. The case presents the question of whether a state employee can be forced to pay union dues to a public […]

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    Dec
    21

    Good News on Campus Free Speech

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    By Jenna Ashley Robinson This year has brought some dismal news for supporters of free speech. The William F. Buckley Free Speech Survey revealed that today’s college students have little appreciation for freedom of action and conscience. Sixty-three percent of students are in favor of “trigger warnings.” By a 52-42% margin, students say their college […]

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    Feb
    06

    Challenging a Move to Silence Conservatives

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    According to National Review: Top Republicans including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, House speaker John Boehner, and House majority leader Eric Cantor are calling on the newly installed Internal Revenue Service commissioner to withdraw a proposed rule regulating tax-exempt 501(c)(4) groups, charging that it would muzzle the groups’ right to free speech. The GOP leaders say that the IRS, which last […]

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    Mar
    05

    Bad Bill of the Week: Limiting Free Speech

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    This week's "winner" of the Civitas Institute's Bad Bill of the Week targets free speech. A sample of the article: This week’s Bad Bill of the Week is actually a House Joint Resolution. HJR 171, crafted by Rep. Verla Insko (D-Orange), urges the NC General Assembly to draft a resolution opposing the U.S. Supreme Court’s […]

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    Sep
    27

    Not So Free Speech

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    George Will devotes this column to highlighting the case of Steve Cooksey, a North Carolina man in trouble with the State government for the "crime" of dispensing dietary advice without a license.  A sample of Will's commentary: Four years ago, Cooksey [who lives in Stanley, northwest of Charlotte] was a walking – actually, barely walking […]

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