Tag Archives: First Amendment

Press Association backing access to court records

SHORT PUMP – The Virginia Press Association will file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a reporter’s effort to gain access to compilations of Virginia trial court records. VPA executive director Ginger Stanley told attendees at a journalism conference here ...

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Dare to be stupid

Piers Morgan, the British-born host of the CNN program “Piers Morgan Tonight,” got into a verbal dust-up Dec. 19 with a guest on his show, Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. Morgan ostensibly asked Pratt on the ...

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Plaintiff’s sincerity questioned in prayer case

Fighting a lawsuit over its use of Christian prayers in public meetings, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is taking aim at the lawyer who brought the suit. The board has asked a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit ...

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The Puritans are back in town

Let’s do the Time Warp. The Puritans are back in charge in Massachusetts. At least they seem to running the town of Middleborough, where you now can be ticketed for swearing in public, First Amendment be, uh, darned. Residents of ...

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