Tag Archive for First Amendment

“Ag-gag” law violates free speech rights of whistle-blowers, rules federal judge

A federal judge declared unconstitutional Monday an anti-whistleblower law in Idaho that criminalized audiovisual recordings of agricultural production facilities. In the decision, Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill wrote that Idaho Code § 18-7042 “not only restricts more speech than necessary, it…

Justice Department snooped on Fox News reporter in 2010 with AG Holder’s approval

The Justice Department’s surveillance of news media extended beyond the Associated Press, according to the Washington Post (May 19).  Court records document the efforts of FBI investigators to track the movements and communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Officials believed…