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Friday, January 22, 2016
Video: Duke Aiona on Hawaii Legislative Session
By Video @ 5:44 PM :: 4253 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

Hawai'i Family Advocates President and CEO Duke Aiona shares his thoughts on the start of the 2016 Hawai'i State Legislative session....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
SB217: Bill to Abolish First Amendment Deferred
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:05 PM :: 2817 Views :: First Amendment

The Hawaii Attorney General testified that " ... the proposed constitutional amendment, if ratified, will have no practical legal effect...."

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Maui TEA Party Hosts Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Michael P Ramirez
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 2380 Views :: First Amendment

Friday, Jan. 22 6pm at J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St., Wailuku....

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Sunday, January 17, 2016
VIDEO: Politically Incorrect Hawaiian Punch Prepares You for the Real World
By Video @ 1:38 PM :: 4165 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Higher Education

Comedian Tom Shillue, host of Red Eye on Fox News Channel....

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Monday, January 11, 2016
From Inside the Supreme Court, the Key Exchanges on a Case Pitting Unions vs. First Amendment
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:45 PM :: 3945 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

This morning, the Supreme Court heard a challenge to the requirement in California that government employees, such as public school teachers, pay fees to the local union even if they choose not to join the union....

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Sunday, January 10, 2016
March for Life--State Capitol January 22
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:45 PM :: 4088 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

We are only days away from the opening of the Hawaii State Legislature....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
How to Evade Contractor Contribution Ban After A-1 A-Lectrician Ruling
By Andrew Walden @ 7:38 PM :: 4004 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians

Corporation X's parent company, Corporation Y, desires to make contributions to Hawaii candidates....

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Saturday, December 19, 2015
HRC: Hawaii Counties Not Gay Enough
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3537 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The average score for cities in Hawaii is 49 out of 100 points, which falls below the national average of 56. Hawaii: 57, Honolulu: 57, Kalawao: 36, Kauai: 47, Maui: 60....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Word with Ward: Portnoy, Kato Discuss Shield Law
By Video @ 1:33 AM :: 2772 Views :: First Amendment

Representative Gene Ward addresses the Shield Law with Dr. Gerald Kato, UH Associate Professor, Journalism and Jeffrey S. Portnoy, Partner, Cades Schutte LLP....

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Monday, December 07, 2015
A-1 A-Lectricitian--Feds Overreach on Election Regulation
By Selected News Articles @ 3:22 PM :: 3971 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The FEC claims authority over regulating press coverage of elections....

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Planned Parenthood Turns Tragedy Into Censorship
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 3300 Views :: First Amendment, Life

In the wake of a violent tragedy, Planned Parenthood has redoubled its efforts to silence its critics....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear A-1 A-Lectrician Case
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 3773 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The 9th Circuit held the ban satisfied exacting scrutiny....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Victory for Free Speech: Pastor, Maui County Settle 1st Amendment Lawsuit
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3750 Views :: First Amendment

At the direction of Fair organizers, an MPD officer ordered the Goodhues to leave not just the Fair area, but other nearby public sidewalks as well....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A-1 A-Lectrician Case: Secret Email Group Connects Hawaii AG to Soros-Funded Lawyers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 AM :: 5416 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Deirdre Marie-Iha, a lawyer from the Hawaii Attorney General's Office, asks for help defending against a free speech case....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Full Text: Veterans Sue for Voting Rights in US Territories
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 3227 Views :: First Amendment, Military

...the Illinois veterans are allowed to continue voting in Illinois by absentee ballot ... if they reside in the Northern Mariana Islands (“NMI”),  American Samoa, or in a foreign country, but not if they reside in Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Political Correctness Jumps Shark? -- “Hey Hey Ho Ho Reporters Have Got to Go!”
By Video @ 1:50 PM :: 3327 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Be sure to watch the U Missouri Mass Communications Professor looking for “some muscle over here”....

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Saturday, November 07, 2015
Reporters threatened by campus security at public meeting at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 4211 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

A complaint has been filed with UH Hilo Security. UHSUnews student reporters say they will continue to attend UHHSA meetings and exercise their right to record as afforded by UH policy and laws....

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Monday, October 12, 2015
Hawaii Marine Corps base stands firm on keeping ‘God bless the military’ sign
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 4493 Views :: First Amendment, Military, Religion

In a letter to MRFF dated Oct. 9, Killeen wrote that the “sign will remain in its present location and not be altered in any way”....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Kaneohe Base commander told 'God bless' sign can stay
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 4844 Views :: First Amendment, Military, Religion

...The sign at Marine Corps Base Hawaii reads: "God bless the military, their families, and the civilians who work with them." It has stood there for 14 years....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Attacks on ‘God bless the military’ sign at Hawaii Marine Corps base unfounded
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 4627 Views :: First Amendment, Military, Religion

“Only someone with a great misunderstanding of the First Amendment or an axe to grind against religion would claim that such a slogan poses a threat or is in any way unconstitutional."

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
September 17 is Constitution Day
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:02 PM :: 2875 Views :: First Amendment
How well do you know the U.S. Constitution?
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 6767 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Court: Removal of Protest Signs OK After City Finally Figures out how to Seize Property
By Robert Thomas @ 12:03 PM :: 3462 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

You remember that case about property on the rural north shore of Oahu, in which the City and County of Honolulu is condemning a vacant parcel in order to build a new fire station....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Accused of Self-Dealing, UH Foundation Makes Inconvenient HNN Story ‘Disappear’
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 7576 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Alvin Katahara said his former boss, UH Foundation Vice President Janet Bullard, ordered him to make thousands of dollars in payments to a company headed by her husband....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Survey Finds 38% of Hawaii Union Households Unaware of Right to Opt-Out of Union Membership
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 4481 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii Statistics, Labor
More than 1 in 4 union members answered "Yes" in response to the question, "If it were possible to opt out of membership in a labor union without losing your job or any other penalty, would you do it?"
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Monday, August 10, 2015
Honolulu City Lights non-profit application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 3506 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center grounds during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31....

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Friday, July 03, 2015
Hawaii Family Forum: Pandora's box has been opened
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:18 PM :: 4039 Views :: Family, First Amendment

No more than 48 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage for all 50 states, calls to revoke the tax-exempt status for churches began....

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Friday, July 03, 2015
The Ethics Commission Needs Ethics!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 3248 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The Honolulu City Ethics Commission has just adopted a new policy that minimizes government transparency....

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Hawaii Family Advocates Responds to Gay Marriage Ruling
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:25 AM :: 3967 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Could non-profit organizations face revocation of their tax-exempt status if they say that marriage is between one man and one woman?
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Friday, June 26, 2015
Even Where Gay Marriage is Legal, It’s not Equal
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 PM :: 3700 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...it is instructive to note the ways in which marriage and “same-sex marriage” remain distinctly unequal in those states that already have extended recognition to same-sex couples....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Judicial Activism From Supreme Court on Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:27 PM :: 3681 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...we must work to protect the freedom of speech, association and religion of those who continue to abide by the truth of marriage as union of man and woman....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
University of Hawaii: The empty ‘marketplace of ideas’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 3580 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

On college campuses fear of offending people now trumps the fear of losing free speech....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Hawaiian 'Aloha' movie foes are 'perpetually aggrieved' 'delicate flowers'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 PM :: 4339 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail

Bumpy Kanahele got paid.  Walter Ritte did not.  Note to Next movie maker: Pay Ritte and avoid these problems... or don't pay any of them and reap the free publicity....  decisions, decisions.... 

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Video: Grassroot Forum on Government Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 3282 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...Grassroot Institute held an expert panel on the issue of transparency and government secrecy in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:23 PM :: 3394 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Ige signed the bill authorizing that final payment this week....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 3656 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Several of Hawaii's campaign-finance laws challenged by a construction firm are not unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit ruled....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:22 PM :: 3574 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...a system designed to protect secrets and keep the public uninformed....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' a Threat to Academic Freedom at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 4536 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Students for a Free Tibet has launched a global “Say No to China’s Confucius Institutes” campaign....

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Monday, April 13, 2015
My Father Was Gay: Why I Oppose Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 4922 Views :: Family, First Amendment

In 1991, my father died of AIDS. None of my father’s partners/ex-partners are still alive....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
I Oppose Gay Marriage. Should I Still Be Able to Get a Job?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 3652 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...Memories Pizza isn’t an isolated incident.... Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was forced to step down... In January, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired ....

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
OpenHawaii.org -- Holding Government Accountable
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 4582 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...county and state salary and overtime records, as well as retirement, health insurance, budgetary, and other data....

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Monday, March 09, 2015
Shield Law: Karl Rhoads Picks up where Clayton Hee Left Off
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 3048 Views :: First Amendment

...What Rhoads is proposing, together with the Attorney General’s Office, is a setback for hard won court cases by the news media over the past 30 years....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona Church Fire
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 4400 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

At 6:10 a.m. Thursday (February 26), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Captain Cook....

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Another Journalist Quits Omidyar: 'Blocked at Every Turn by Incompetence, Bad Faith'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 3859 Views :: First Amendment

The problems were partly due to mismanagement but even more, as I have suggested, to the dishonesty of the leadership and its willingness — even eagerness — to shamelessly lie to its own employees....

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Monday, February 23, 2015
332 Pages of Secret Regs: ‘Net Neutrality’ and Censorship Go Hand in Hand
By Selected News Articles @ 8:57 PM :: 3416 Views :: First Amendment

...While the FCC is inserting government bureaucracy into all aspects of Internet access, the FEC is debating whether to regulate Internet content, specifically political speech posted for free online....

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Muslims Beat Up ‘Coexist’ Artist
By Selected News Articles @ 1:42 PM :: 3827 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...“coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Duke Aiona Appointed Executive Director of Hawaii Family Advocates
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 4433 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

...the appointment of James “Duke” Aiona as interim executive director will strengthen the organization’s ability to speak for families across the state....

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Liberal Societies Are Not Doing a Very Good Job Defending Their Liberal Values
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 3305 Views :: First Amendment

“Islamophobic is a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons....”

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Thursday, January 08, 2015
Students behind the UH Hilo free speech case speak out for the first time
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:48 PM :: 3553 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Merritt and Anthony are prepared to speak about their case publicly, which will be the first time they are able to do this in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Malia Zimmerman to work for Fox News Los Angeles
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 5359 Views :: First Amendment

"As of Jan. 19, I will be working with Fox News Channel as an investigative reporter from its Los Angeles bureau"

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