Donald Trump Can't Block Twitter Users Over Politics, Judge Rules

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Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump TwitterThe court found Twitter is a designated public forum and Donald Trump's "viewpoint-based exclusion" of individuals from that forum violates the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq.

Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)

Digital Media Law

A wind that turns landscapes Into arid civic ruin. —————————————————————————— Previously Trump - ‘The Grand Experiment’ (Video) (Poetry & Politics Music/FX credits: piano Amir Mofrat; flute Jensmuse; wind Mark DiAngelo. Click here if the player above is not visible. An ill wind blows Straight across the land: You can feel it now. It’s a desert gale That dessicates compassion; A sandstorm Scouring empathy from the heart. It’s a parching blast, A dry sirocco That burns away kindness.

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Eminem's Legal Battle Against New Zealand Political Party Spills Into U.S. Court

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A track known as "Eminem esque," used in political ads, allegedly sources to a California company. Music Music Politics Business THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Trump Argues His Sexual Assault Denial Is "Political Speech" Outside Reach of Defamation Law

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Politics Television Politics THR OnlinePresident Trump's lawyer asks a judge to take a fairly broad reading of the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq.

The Politics of Librarians

Music Technology Policy

In fact, while libertarians may politically identify as candidates of the Republican Party in certain cases, there are a boatload of libertarians who do not like copyright much at all (the “statutory monopoly” crowd). It’s quite unclear to me that political party affiliation has anything to do with it. The lopsided vote this week on HR 1695 (the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ) this week invites an explanation (378-48).

Entertainment Law Update 028 – Politics, helicopters & Batmobiles

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In this Episode: Political campaigns raise the ire of copyright holders and newscasters. Beyond that, an artist does not have the ability to restrict the use of their song at a political event. In this episode, we discuss political campaign uses of music, tv news clips, etc.,

Updated Political Broadcasting Guide – Questions and Answers about Broadcasters’ Obligations During this Election Season

Broadcast Law Blog

To help broadcasters sort out the confusing rules about political advertising , we have updated our Political Broadcasting Guide for Broadcasters (note that the URL for the updated version has not changed from prior versions, so your bookmarks should continue to work). The revised guide is much the same as the one that we published two years ago, formatted as Questions and Answers to cover many of the issues that come up for broadcasters in a political season.

FCC Political Broadcasting Rules for Write-In Candidates

Broadcast Law Blog

Once the local election authority receives the papers (and does whatever evaluation may be required to determine if the filer is qualified for a place on the ballot), a person is legally qualified and entitled to all the FCC political broadcasting rights of a candidate: equal opportunities, no censorship, reasonable access if they are Federal candidates, and lowest unit rates during the limited LUC windows (45 days before a primary and 60 days before a general election).

Donald Trump Must Face Ex-'Apprentice' Star's Defamation Lawsuit

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Politics Television Politics THR Online"No one is above the law," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq.

Charles Payne, Fox News Sued by Political Commentator Who Says She Was Raped

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Scottie Hughes says she was raped, retaliated against and defamed. Fox News says her lawsuit is a "shameful" publicity stunt. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel

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DACA immigrants face anxious future amid political debate

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DACA immigrants face anxious future amid political debate

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Drops Libel Lawsuits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

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Politics Politics Tech THR OnlineThe lawsuits challenged what was said about him in the infamous "Trump Dossier." read more. THR, Esq.

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11alive.com | This Tennessee doctor got political. Then he sued Trump and won. Now he's out of a job.

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11alive.com | This Tennessee doctor got political. Then he sued Trump and won. Now he's out of a job

Three Last Minute Political Issues for Consideration by Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

We’re down to the last week and a half before the election, but broadcasters can’t let up quite yet, as the last week is almost always the busiest for political advertising. The FCC has said that if a station has, in the year prior to the election, made its employees available to a commercial advertiser for new orders or changes in copy, they need to make employees available for those activities to political candidates.

Google Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives

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Business Politics Tech Business THR Online Google YouTube PoliticsA judge holds that YouTube isn't a "public forum" run by a "state actor." read more. THR, Esq.

Obama on FBI, Politics - NBC News

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Obama on FBI, Politics - NBC News

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Derrick Bell: Fighting Losing Battles | New Politics

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Derrick Bell: Fighting Losing Battles | New Politics".Despite his achievements and celebrity status, Bell was free of conceit and incapable of pomposity. The various strands of his life all came together in one overriding mission: the uncompromising pursuit of racial and class justice. Nor did Bell surrender to false optimism.

Donald Trump Claims Absolute Immunity From Lawsuit Over Foreign Money

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Politics Politics Business THR Online Donald TrumpTrump submits a bid to defeat a claim by Maryland and D.C. that he is violating the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution. read more. THR, Esq.

Programmatic Advertising Buying and the FCC’s Political Broadcasting Rules

Broadcast Law Blog

With the national presidential conventions complete, and most of the state primaries for Congressional, state and local offices either behind us or to occur in the next few weeks, the most concentrated period for the purchase of political advertising on broadcast stations is now upon us, to peak in the late October/early November frenzy. But other forms of programmatic buying can be more significant for political advertising and need to be carefully tracked by broadcasters.

Donald Trump and Michael Cohen Ask Court to Pause Stormy Daniels Fight for 90 Days

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Politics Politics THR Online Donald TrumpThe request comes after the FBI raided Cohen's office as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. read more. THR, Esq.

Demands to Pull Political Attack Ads – What is a Station to Do? 

Broadcast Law Blog

As we approach Election Day, the political ads seem to be getting more and more frequent, and often more and more nasty. But what about allegedly false claims made in ads by third parties – like PACs, unions, political parties or other non-candidate groups? . Stations must take seriously any claim that a political ad that they are running is false, particularly where there is legal action threatened if the ad is not pulled from the airwaves. Typical political claims (e.g.

Answering Your Questions on the FCC’s Political Broadcasting Rules – A Guide to Political Broadcasting from Candidates and Issue Advertisers

Broadcast Law Blog

An active political broadcasting season is already upon us, with things more likely to get even more hectic between now and November. Are you ready to handle all of the FCC’s political broadcasting obligations? We’ve prepared an updated Guide to the FCC’s political broadcasting rules in a question and answer format, and it is available here. That presentation provides a very quick outline of many of the political broadcasting issues.

Bill Cosby Rape Accuser Probes Political Donations to Former D.A. Who Declined to Charge Him

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The entertainer's lawyer argues that a subpoena chills First Amendment rights and discourages participation in the political process. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Business THR Online Bill Cosby

Sunstein and Randall on Political Control Over Public Communications By Government Scientists @CassSunstein @lirarandall ?

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Sunstein, Harvard Law School, and Lisa Randall, Harvard University, Department of Physics, have published Political Control Over Public Communications by Government Scientists. Cass R.

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Schnellenbach on the Behavioural Political Economy of Regulating Fake News @schnellenbachj

Media Law Prof Blog

Jan Schnellenbach, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Institute for Economics, Chair for Microeconomics; Walter Eucken Institute, is publishing On the Behavioural Political Economy of Regulating Fake News in Ordo – Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.

Trump finds political utility in violence | MSNBC

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Trump finds political utility in violence | MSNBC

Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File Violations on Political Issue Ads

Broadcast Law Blog

Earlier this week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political “watchdog” organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Georgia TV stations, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station’s public inspection file regarding political “issue advertising” (see their press release here , with links to the complaints at the bottom of the release).

Donald Trump, Michael Cohen Seek Pause of Stormy Daniels Lawsuit on 5th Amendment Grounds

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Politics Television Politics THR Online Donald TrumpThey will be filing an application that argues the facts of the case overlap with a criminal investigation. read more. THR, Esq.

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Stormy Daniels Asks Court to Deny Trump Lawyer's Attempt to Compel "Hush Agreement" Arbitration

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Politics Politics THR Online Donald TrumpThe adult star and Trump's personal attorney dispute whether a settlement agreement requiring her silence about an alleged affair is valid. read more. THR, Esq.

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Understanding a Broadcaster’s Political Broadcasting Obligations Under FCC Rules – A Webinar Outlining the Requirements

Broadcast Law Blog

While many broadcasters’ thoughts are on holiday celebrations, the political process leading to the 2016 elections marches on. Last week, Bobby Baker, the head of the FCC’s Office of Political Programming and I conducted a webinar for broadcasters in 16 states on the legal issues that need to be considered in connection with the upcoming political season. For more information, check out our Political Broadcasting Guide , here.

Political Ad Content When Do You Need to Worry?

Broadcast Law Blog

Political speech has been called the "life-breath of democracy" by the US Supreme Court and receives very strong First Amendment protection. There is, however, one type of political ad that could create potential liability for the media if allowed to run unchecked: A third party or PAC attack ad that is defamatory. First, the court held that a political candidate is "public" figure.

Donald Trump: Lawsuit Over What WikiLeaks Published Threatens Presidency

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Politics Television Politics Tech THR OnlineTrump's lawyers are comparing stolen DNC emails to the Pentagon Papers and raising a First Amendment defense. read more. THR, Esq.

Donald Trump Beats Libel Lawsuit Over Tweets Directed at Political Strategist

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The judge concludes Trump's tweets were "opinion" and acknowledges that to some, truth has been lost in a social media era where bullying reigns. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Culture Tech Business THR Online

Trump Lawyer Seeking $20M From Stormy Daniels for Violating "Hush Agreement"

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Politics Politics THR Online Donald TrumpMichael Cohen claims in a new filing that Daniels' breaches of a settlement agreement cost her $1 million each. read more. THR, Esq.

Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump - The New York Times

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Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump - The New York Times

Political Candidate Ads Without the Candidate’s Voice or Image – What is a Station to Do?

Broadcast Law Blog

From time to time, questions come up as to whether it is acceptable for broadcast stations to air ads from a political candidate which do not feature the voice or, for TV, the image, of the candidate. The most important implication is in the potential liability of the station for the content of the political ad. For more on the political broadcasting rules, check out our Political Broadcasting Guide , here.

The politics of SC and race | MSNBC

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The politics of SC and race | MSNBC

Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump Gains Support From Law Professors

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Politics Television Culture Politics THR Online"No one in our nation is above the law, not even the President," states an amicus brief. read more. THR, Esq.

Framing rioting as political protest | MSNBC

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Framing rioting as political protest | MSNBC

Donald Trump's Lawyer Asks Court to Compel Stormy Daniels Arbitration

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Politics Politics THR Online Donald TrumpMichael Cohen says the "hush agreement" and its arbitration provision were valid as soon as he and the adult entertainer signed it. read more. THR, Esq.