This is good news… On Friday, Judge Andrew Hurwitz wrote for the unanimous court that, especially in the age of the Internet, the distinction between traditional journalist and other speakers doesn’t matter in this case (opinion here).
“The protections of the First Amendment do not turn on whether the defendant was a trained journalist, formally [...]
I’m a parent of a Milwaukee Public School child. This is a choice that I made because I believe in the city of Milwaukee and I believe in public education. This year, I am also an officer at my school’s PTA. For those who aren’t familiar with how a PTA works, they are an [...]
Yesterday I wrote about Democratic State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson’s statement that he believes participants in the Solidarity Sing Along should get a permit to exercise their rights to free assembly and free speech.
After posting about Sen. Larson’s comments, I got to wondering what Sen. Larson’s Democratic colleagues in the State Senate think [...]
In Rothschild’s account of his arrest he notes that he did nothing more than attempt to take photos, which apparently State Capitol Police believe constitutes Obstructing. I interviewed Sharon Puttmann, who was holding a sign that said, “United in Purpose, United in Song,” which I took a picture of. I asked her [...]
Wisconsin State Constitution (Article 1, Section 4) states: The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.
Apparently Wisconsin State Capitol Police officers, who the last time I checked swore an oath to uphold the Wisconsin Constitution, [...]
This is absolutely disgusting… For the second straight day, Capitol Police on Thursday arrested protesters of Gov. Scott Walker who have long defied his administration’s permitting rules during noontime singalong rallies in the statehouse rotunda.
Following Wednesday’s arrest of 22 demonstrators, the numbers in the rotunda for the Thursday singalong appeared to at least double. [...]
Yesterday federal judge William Conley, the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, issued an order preventing officials in the administration of Republican Gov. Scott Walker from “(1) distinguishing based on the content of the speech between “rallies” and other events for permitting purposes inside the Capitol and [...]