By: Athina Hinson-Boyte Just Mercy In December, the film adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy was released in theaters. It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. The book shows the injustices and racism of the criminal system … Continue reading Book Bans: First Amendment Violation of Prisoners
Happy Wintry Monday! Hope all that are affected by the snow are safe and warm!! Here is the latest First Amendment news to check out while you sip your hot cocoa! Lawyers for WikiLeaks asked a federal judge on Friday, December 7th, to dismiss a Democratic National Committee lawsuit over the anti-secrecy group's publication of party data … Continue reading NEWSFLASH!!
Happy Monday Morning!! Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend to begin the fall season! Here is your latest First Amendment news to enjoy while sipping that Pumpkin Spice Latte! The U.S. Court of Appeals says the city of Nashville violated the First Amendment rights of preachers at a 2015 LGBT pride festival. Arguing that the measures … Continue reading Newsflash 09/05 – 09/24