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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Malia Zimmerman to work for Fox News Los Angeles
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 5363 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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Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth
By Selected News Articles @ 12:43 PM :: 2917 Views :: First Amendment
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
"The Interview": Not Quite Ready For The John Peter Zenger Honorary Oscar
By Robert Thomas @ 1:13 AM :: 3084 Views :: First Amendment
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Friday, December 26, 2014
Open Letter to Gov. Ige on Transparency
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 3997 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

Given the intrinsic benefits of open government, we ask that you begin your Administration by facilitating public access to government records....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
U.S. should respond aggressively to cyber attack, expert says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:13 PM :: 3133 Views :: First Amendment

The attack on Sony Pictures and threats to the movie industry cannot be tolerated, one of the nation’s leading security experts says....

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
OHA Chair Demands Censorship of Kakaako Coverage
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 8433 Views :: Development, First Amendment, OHA

"Lindsey’s request for censorship is denied."

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hawaii Family Forum: "Never, never, never give up."
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:47 AM :: 4290 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

Hawaii remains at the bottom of the list for voter registration and turnout....

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
UH Hilo Highlighted in New Report: Most U.S. Colleges Violate Students’ Free Speech Rights
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 3873 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...ordered by the college administration to stop handing out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day....

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Oahu churches seek dismissal of atheist lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 4384 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

“The only thing these churches have done is serve the schools and bring great benefit to their surrounding communities. They don’t deserve to be dragged through court any longer by two people who are seeking financial gain by attacking these congregations.”

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
30 years of Honolulu City Lights
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 4852 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

Honolulu City Lights will celebrate three decades of tree lightings and holiday fun on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 6 p.m. at Honolulu Hale....

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
UH Hilo Settles Lawsuit Over Handing Out Constitutions
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 4428 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

In a victory for free speech, the University of Hawaii (UH) agreed today to settle a First Amendment lawsuit filed by two students at UH’s Hilo....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Eminent Domain Angle In "Net Neutrality"
By Robert Thomas @ 12:57 PM :: 3729 Views :: First Amendment

...Virtual Takings: The Coming Fifth Amendment Challenge to Net Neutrality Regulation....

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Sunday, November 09, 2014
“If you’re answering to Omidyar you’re really not independent.”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:02 PM :: 8909 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment
“But they all kissed the ring because they wanted his money.”
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 3808 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui....

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:08 PM :: 5059 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

Ministers face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding....

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Hawaii Churches Join Pulpit Freedom Sunday
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 3756 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...a statement agreeing that the IRS should not control the content of a pastor’s sermon....

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Hawaii Atheists Move to Michigan, Begin Suing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:18 PM :: 5069 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...Kahle and Huber moved from Hawaii to Norton Shores (MI) last year....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 4453 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
ACLU: Lawsuit Settlement Means New Rules for Protests at Capitol
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 3028 Views :: First Amendment

...Plaintiffs call settlement “A win for freedom of speech”....

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
County of Hawai‘i Faces First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Panhandling Laws
By News Release @ 12:14 AM :: 4901 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness

Case to be heard by Judge Mollway on Friday, 9/19/14, 9 a.m....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Eminent Domain: City Seizure of Protest Signs Illegal?
By Robert Thomas @ 7:33 PM :: 4102 Views :: First Amendment, Land Use

...the City and County of Honolulu condemned an undeveloped lot in rural Oahu for a fire station, but has been met with staunch resistance....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is August 29
By News Release @ 8:53 PM :: 4409 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

Applications must be received by this Friday, August 29 before 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Building next to Honolulu Hale, 550 South King St....

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Video: Free Press for a Free Society
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:20 PM :: 2739 Views :: First Amendment

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with Andrew Walden, Founder and Editor of Hawai'i Free Press....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Hawaii Family Forum Publishes Updated Primary Voter Guide
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 9162 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

We strongly encourage you to make direct contact with your candidates and find out if they represent your values....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Grassroot Institute & Hawaii Family Advocates: Defending Religious Freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:09 PM :: 2844 Views :: First Amendment

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with attorney Jim Hochberg, President of Hawai’i Family Advocates to  explore the meaning of  religious freedom....

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hobby Lobby: Overwrought Divisions?
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:01 PM :: 3856 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

The pitch of public controversy surrounding cultural issues...can give the impression that we live in an intractably divided society with incompatible differences.  But the Hobby Lobby decision suggests that such a tone is overwrought....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
U.S. Senate Democrats introduce bill to counter Hobby Lobby decision
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:47 AM :: 4437 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, Small Business

Schatz is among several Senate Democrats trying to counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case....

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
After Win at UH Hilo, Free Speech Lawsuits Hit Campuses Nationwide
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 4011 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

The filings launch FIRE’s new Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project, a national effort to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes through targeted First Amendment lawsuits....

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
First Amendment Victory: Supreme Court Rules Against Union Taking Dues From Non-Members
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:53 AM :: 3189 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an important victory for participants in home-health care programs....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Union apologizes for attacks on former Hawaii governor in lawsuit settlement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:08 PM :: 4855 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Labor, Politicians

Cayetano sued to clear his name after PRP Hawaii spent $2 million on a media campaign against him....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Today the Supreme Court Protected Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 3527 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...the justices ruled the government will not be able to force Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties to provide coverage of four drugs and devices that can end the life of a human embryo....

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
VIDEO: ‘Persecuted’ Opens in Hawaii July 18
By Video @ 5:13 PM :: 4245 Views :: First Amendment, Religion
  • Dole Cannery 18 Honolulu
  • Pearl Highlands 12 Pearl City
  • Keauhou Cinemas 7 Kailua Kona
  • Maui Mall Megaplex 12 Kahului
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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Dozens Rally at Capitol for Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 7185 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

dozens rallied Saturday at the capitol to promote voter registration in churches and to defend religious freedom....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 74653 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson Calls Obama Administration ‘Worst Atmosphere’ for Journalists
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:53 AM :: 4808 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Obama

Attkisson is an award-winning investigative reporter who earlier this year made headlines for resigning from CBS News....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Voter Registration Drive Set for Hawaii Catholic Churches June 21-22
By News Release @ 5:24 AM :: 5357 Views :: First Amendment, Office of Elections, Religion

We ask all those who are not already registered to fill out a voter registration application, which will be made available to you at Mass the weekend of June 21/22....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Supreme Court Unanimously Protects Pro-Life Freedom of Speech
By News Release @ 4:22 PM :: 3711 Views :: First Amendment, Life, Politicians

Meanwhile in Hawaii: Cayetano vs PRP: You're corrupt so you have no right to say I'm corrupt....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Challenged On Free Speech Grounds
By Robert Thomas @ 3:32 PM :: 3022 Views :: First Amendment, GMOs

...on one hand, the labeling requirement compels speech, while on the other, the prohibition on calling it natural suppresses speech....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Missing IRS emails outrage targeted Hawaii tea party leaders
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:00 PM :: 4190 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

Hawaii TEA party leaders are outraged over the news the IRS has lost emails of its former director, Lois Lerner, during a critical time when the agency admitted to targeting conservative groups....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Civil Beat 'Tried to Throttle and Censor' Pritchett
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:14 PM :: 3914 Views :: First Amendment

Civil Beat tried to throttle and censor the work of Pritchett who has penned many stinging independent political pieces....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
ACLU Rejects Amendment to Corral Campaign Spending
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:34 PM :: 2412 Views :: First Amendment

it would “...lead directly to government censorship of political speech...."

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Carroll Cox: Exposing the Dark Side of Paradise
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:39 PM :: 7650 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Ethics, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

Cox tells how he has literally risked life and limb in the pursuit of the truth behind crime and cover-ups in Hawaii government....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Court Guts Atheist Lawsuit Against Oahu Churches
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 7230 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

A Hawaii court decided Tuesday to dismiss most of a renewed lawsuit against two Oahu churches....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
IRS Holds Off -- for Now -- on Rules to Restrict Political Groups
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:25 AM :: 4370 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

Yesterday, the IRS announced it would hold off until next year on new rules that would have restricted the activities of nonprofit groups....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Free Ride for Legislators who Vote Against Religious Freedom?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:43 PM :: 4540 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

...Cabanilla – the only representative to leave the floor to avoid voting on same sex marriage – still has no real opposition....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
It's Time to End Public University Speech Zones
By Selected News Articles @ 11:04 AM :: 3522 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Several recent news stories highlight the troubling irony of so-called free speech zones....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Legislative Prayer, Tradition, and the Establishment Clause
By Robert Thomas @ 5:22 AM :: 4103 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...U.S. Supreme Court held that town council meetings could open with a prayer without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause....

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Squeezed by Lawsuit, UH Hilo adopts interim policy on speech and assembly
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 3811 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

The University of Hawai'i at Hilo is implementing an interim policy on speech and assembly while the university explores permanent changes to the policy....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ryan Anderson and Jim DeMint Promote Religious Liberty in Hawaii
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:28 PM :: 2942 Views :: First Amendment

More than 100 Hawaii conservatives joined Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in Honolulu....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo: ‘Irreplaceable’ Returns May 15
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:41 PM :: 5162 Views :: Family, First Amendment
What is family? What's happened? And what do we do about it?
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