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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
After Win at UH Hilo, Free Speech Lawsuits Hit Campuses Nationwide
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 4248 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 1, 2014
First Amendment Victory: Supreme Court Rules Against Union Taking Dues From Non-Members
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:53 AM :: 3361 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 :: 5181 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 :: 3767 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 :: 4475 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 :: 7492 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 :: 77383 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 :: 5127 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 :: 5671 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 :: 3953 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 :: 3230 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 :: 4467 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 5, 2014
Civil Beat 'Tried to Throttle and Censor' Pritchett
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:14 PM :: 4118 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 5, 2014
ACLU Rejects Amendment to Corral Campaign Spending
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:34 PM :: 2571 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 :: 8089 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 :: 7583 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 :: 4667 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 :: 4807 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 :: 3728 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 :: 4323 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 :: 4040 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 :: 3102 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 :: 5440 Views :: Family, First Amendment
What is family? What's happened? And what do we do about it?
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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Settlement Brings Free Speech Victory for MAUIWatch
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 3842 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

The federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional interference with plaintiff Neldon Mamuad’s prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed settled on 5/8/14....

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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in Honolulu May 8
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 4396 Views :: Family, First Amendment
"Liberty is At Stake in Debates on Marriage, Life and Faith: Why People of Faith and All Americans Cannot Be Silent"
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Saiki to UH Hilo Chancellor: Uphold Students’ First Amendment Rights
By Pat Saiki @ 4:14 PM :: 4077 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...students had been exiled to a “free speech zone” in a remote area of the campus....

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Monday, May 5, 2014
US Supreme Court strongly affirms that Americans are free to pray
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 3694 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

“As a practice that has long endured, legislative prayer has become part of our heritage and tradition...That a prayer is given in the name of Jesus, Allah, or Jehovah, or that it makes passing references to religious doctrines, does not remove it from that tradition.” -- US Supreme Court

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Marriage and Religious Freedom: Heritage Foundation Events May 6-8 Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 4571 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • Kihei Maui May 6
  • Kona & Hilo May 7
  • Honolulu May 8
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Lawsuit: Students Ordered to Stop Handing Out US Constitution at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 8155 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

A student ordered by administrators to stop handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution at the University of Hawaii at Hilo has filed a lawsuit today in federal court....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Control of the Internet? Bill Clinton Is Concerned and You Should Be, Too
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 2374 Views :: First Amendment
What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common?
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
By News Release @ 11:03 PM :: 6509 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Military, Second Amendment
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:57 AM :: 4716 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

...criminal activities, including “violating taxpayers’ constitutional rights,” “misleading investigators,” and “exposing private taxpayer information”....

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Alliance Defending Freedom asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches
By News Release @ 4:42 PM :: 4843 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

...atheists are once again falsely accusing the two churches, One Love Ministries and Calvary Chapel Central Oahu, of defrauding the government even though the court dismissed their claims earlier this year....

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Friday, April 4, 2014
This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:37 AM :: 3943 Views :: Family, First Amendment

The chief executive of Mozilla resigned yesterday amid protests over his $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman....

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:42 PM :: 2814 Views :: First Amendment

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to limit the total amount of money someone can give to political candidates....

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
ACLU Sues, Claims Pre-K Program Not Secular Enough
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 4944 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion
"It is not enough to allow students or their families to 'opt out' of portions of the program which are religious in nature," the ACLU says....
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Friday, March 28, 2014
Rules for Protests at Hawaii State Capitol Challenged as Unconstitutional in Federal Court
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 2977 Views :: First Amendment
Public access to grounds and rotunda, noted in the run-up to 2011 APEC meeting, now an issue for upcoming ASEAN meeting, April 1-2.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pono Choices Task Force Stacked with ’Progressives’
By News Release @ 12:58 PM :: 4809 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Working in secret and overflowing with liberals....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Pono Choices Working Group Operates in Secrecy, Members forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:24 PM :: 4839 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Since his call for transparency, McDermott says the secrecy has gotten worse....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Mainland Homosexuals Laugh at Hawaii Single-Issue Candidates
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 PM :: 5178 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

If you're not ready to serve your constituents on a broad range of issues, you will lose.  Your defeat will advance the gay agenda....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
VIDEO: Rand Paul Gets Rousing Welcome at UC Berkeley
By Video @ 2:43 AM :: 5380 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Politicians, Republican Party

Sen. Paul spoke about his class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration and the National Security Agency....

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Video: Freedom and Film
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 AM :: 4011 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

interview with Chuck Boller, Director Emeritus of the Hawaii International Film Festival....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Lobbying? Average citizen should not have to consult lawyer to testify before Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:46 PM :: 3309 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...the bill, as written, will have a chilling effect on citizen participation in government....

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Abercrombie Administration Orchestrates Pre-K Rally
By News Release @ 4:38 AM :: 4713 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...Executive Office on Early Learning Director GG Weisenfeld was joined by state legislators, preschoolers, community groups and business representatives....

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
ACLU Sues Maui County over Employee’s Website
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 5294 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement

...based on the County’s efforts to restrict what Neldon Mamuad may say on his prominent “MAUIWatch” Facebook feed....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Principal: “Pono Choices will not return to Molokai Middle School”
By Selected News Articles @ 9:23 PM :: 5531 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

More than 120 Makua (parents), kapuna (grandparents) and aunties and uncles on the rural island of Molokai joined together at the Kalanianaole Hall to hear the truth about Pono Choices....

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Friday, February 28, 2014
Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:59 AM :: 3503 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
More questionable social engineering comes to Hawaii’s public schools
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 8:25 PM :: 5244 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...like Pono Choices, there is a disproportionate focus on normalizing homosexuality....

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Monday, February 24, 2014
Alec Baldwin Flees to Hawaii Seeking Transsexual Dry Cleaning?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 3385 Views :: First Amendment

"...I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice...."

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Friday, February 21, 2014
No Surprise: DoE Includes Tranny on Pono Choices Review Panel
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 6015 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment
The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) yesterday convened a working group to review Pono Choices....
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