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Friday, September 21, 2018
Hawaii district court strikes down law targeting pro-life pregnancy centers
By News Release @ 2:12 PM :: 470 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...A federal district court struck down a Hawaii law forcing pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors to advertise for the abortion industry Thursday, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming free speech in NIFLA v. Becerra....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
UH Manoa Socialists Threaten to Throw Poop
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 12:45 AM :: 3800 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Republican Party

...attended by about 200 people. The Republican Party promoted the event as a chance to hear diverse ideas “at a time of increased campus censorship by snowflakes with their safe spaces.”....

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Saturday, September 08, 2018
Impacts of 'Janus' on public sector
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:02 PM :: 518 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Now that the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME ruling has had time to settle, what’s next?....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hawaii AG 'Guidance' an Attempt to Silence Churches During Elections
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 AM :: 954 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...Suzuki's guidance was "clearly an intimidation tactic leveled at Hawaii's houses of worship to frighten them into silence on the upcoming elections for political office."....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is Sept. 7
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 730 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery. The lottery drawing will take place on Friday, September 21....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Feds Ask Judge to Dismiss Hawaii Planned Parenthood Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 898 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

... Under the new criteria, recipients for grants must either follow a “sexual risk reduction model” or a “sexual risk avoidance model” ....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Malia Zimmerman Beats Rap After Pushing Conspiracy Theory
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 1639 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment

...The judge agreed with Fox News’ argument that even if their statements about Rich’s death were inaccurate or defamatory, they did not necessarily constitute the extreme and outrageous conduct required for a claim....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Act 56: When An Agency Is Given Emergency Powers, Pretty Soon Everything Looks Like An "Emergency"
By Robert Thomas @ 12:13 PM :: 924 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Labor

...The Hawaii Supreme Court has not exactly been overly receptive to executive and legislative efforts to react nimbly to court rulings....

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
HPU Anti-Divestment Vote: Victory over 'Outrage Culture'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 811 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...“I believe that with our generation, the millennial generation, anger and outrage is seen and displayed as the side of truth.”....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Work together to implement Janus decision
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:07 PM :: 958 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

Government employee unions around the country are grappling with the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME....

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Sunday, July 08, 2018
If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1055 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...When many of us in Hawaii grew up, we were taught to go with the flow....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Are Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg For or Against Religious Hostility?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:06 PM :: 1205 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...Gay Cakes or Muslim Ban?....

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Friday, June 29, 2018
Hawaii public unions must adapt to new reality
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:15 AM :: 1092 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...On Wednesday, the Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Supreme Court Rules Government Unions Cannot Force Workers to Pay Dues
By Selected News Articles @ 11:50 AM :: 1082 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...“This is the biggest victory for workers’ rights in a generation.”....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Supreme Court voids part of crisis pregnancy center law
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 1018 Views :: First Amendment, Life

...“If we win California that should take care of Hawaii”....

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Monday, June 18, 2018
Hawaii Hotel Workers Win Right to Refuse to Pay Union Dues
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1572 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...The case was brought by several nonmember employees at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hawaii who received a letter from union officials demanding payment of dues for which the union had no legal claim....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Open Letter from Journalist Harassed by Tulsi Gabbard
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 4015 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Politicians

... The next day, two Butler disciples were parked immediately outside my home ....

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Tupola Wins Three-Year TRO Against Internet Troll
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 2107 Views :: First Amendment, Republican Party

...read about what Hawaii Republicans are focused on while Democrats run in elections....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 1240 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another....

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Sunday, May 06, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:19 PM :: 1420 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... May 3 Adjournment Sine Die ....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Legislators Save Union Bosses from not-yet-written Janus Decision
By Andrew Walden @ 8:39 PM :: 2095 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Worried about “maintaining a favorable political and social environment” legislators have approved two bills and one resolution designed to force union members to keep paying dues....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Secretive Commissions Determine Who Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:54 PM :: 1820 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

...during oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2017, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor questioned the commission’s hostility....

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 1530 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...attorneys filed complaint over violations of federal conscience protections....

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Friday, April 06, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 1650 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...Bills that would have (1) established a task force to reduce suicides in Hawaii by 25% (HB2278 HD1), (2) designate September as Suicide Prevention Month (HB1703) and (3) create an application for smartphones designed to provide resources to Hawaii's youth (HB1704) all perished....

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Monday, April 02, 2018
Revolving Door: Caldwell Hires Another Reporter to Spin News
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 2149 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

...Mayor names communications director and welcomes new public information officer....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
How much privacy for public employees?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:35 PM :: 1227 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

......HB1768 would disclose salary information about government workers in the form of ranges, as opposed to exact compensation....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
UH-Manoa updates its policies to earn better free speech rating
By Selected News Articles @ 8:51 PM :: 1429 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...UH Manoa catches up to UH Hilo....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Assisted Suicide Clears Last Committee: Headed for Full Senate Vote
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:45 AM :: 1765 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...The assisted suicide bill passed 4-1 unamended by the Senate Judiciary Committee....

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Hawaii Passed A Law Requiring Pro-Life Clinics To Promote Abortion. SCOTUS Is Poised To Strike It Down
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 1768 Views :: First Amendment, Life

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a First Amendment challenge Tuesday to a California law requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post information about state-funded abortions.... Hawaii and Illinois have similar laws....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hawaii AG: Gay Weddings are Mandatory
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 1413 Views :: First Amendment

...against a Minnesota couple who claim they should not be forced to make wedding videos for gay couples....

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Friday, March 09, 2018
Janus: Abolishing mandatory fees could help unions
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 1504 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Will Hawaii’s public unions lose power if their membership dues become voluntary under a pending Supreme Court ruling in the case known as Janus v. AFSCME?....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Schatz: Farrakhan Unacceptable in Progressive Coalition
By Selected News Articles @ 5:54 PM :: 1878 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Religion

...“This is unacceptable in a progressive coalition or any political coalition. Antisemitism has no place in American society. We must reject this, left right and center,” Schatz wrote on Twitter....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Hawaii Planned Parenthood Cuts Ties With Women’s March Co-Chair in Wake of Farrakhan Controversy
By Selected News Articles @ 5:41 PM :: 2683 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Life, Religion

...Mallory received backlash for attending Farrakhan's annual Saviours' Day address, an event where the Nation of Islam leader attacked "that Satanic Jew," called Jews "the mother and father of apartheid," and proclaimed that "when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door...."

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
CIA Warns of Extensive Chinese Operation to Infiltrate American Universities
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1888 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Military

...Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' a Threat to Academic Freedom at UH Manoa....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
VIDEO: What happens if Hawaii becomes a Right-to-Work State Tomorrow?
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 3119 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...Panelists included: Tony Gill, partner at Gill Zukeran & Sgan Robert Alt, president of the Buckeye Institute....

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Monday, February 26, 2018
Supreme Court Justices Excoriate Union Lawyers Defending Forced Dues
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 1934 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...The immense political influence of public sector unions appeared imperiled Monday, as several justices of the U.S. Supreme Court grilled labor lawyers over the constitutionality of mandatory union dues....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Trump v Hawaii: More Challengers Seek to Join Case
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 1758 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Supreme Court to hear Trump v Hawaii April 25, 2018....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Vacation Rental Home Is "Public Accommodation" -- Lesbians are Mandatory
By Robert Thomas @ 3:15 AM :: 2416 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business, Tourism

...the court held they could be held liable, even though it is their home, first concluding that renting out a room in your home qualifies as offering a public accommodation, even though it is your residence....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Pandering to Dem Base with Fake Issue: Hawaii Sues FCC over Net Neutrality
By Selected News Articles @ 1:21 PM :: 1806 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...politicians striking a fashionable pose against corporations and business, fearmongering by special interest groups with an agenda....

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Monday, February 19, 2018
Experts: Universities Need to be Transparent About Money Received from Confucius Institutes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 1873 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Mounting concerns Confucius Institutes limit discussion on issues sensitive to Chinese government....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Just Be Quiet
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:07 AM :: 1558 Views :: First Amendment, GMOs

...When the anti-GMO activists started up on the social media back in 2013, something in me drove me into action....

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Report: Delays at OIP Are Staggering
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 1775 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...in recent years, OIP’s average time for review quadrupled, it is deciding fewer matters per year on average, and its backlog is trending upward despite a downward trend in new filings....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane
By Joe Kent @ 2:19 AM :: 2001 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Ige this week signed an executive order that most likely will discourage competition and innovation among internet service providers ....

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Monday, February 05, 2018
Pandering to Dem Base: Ige Signs Net Neutrality Executive Order
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 1584 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...Local ISPs: Net Neutrality is a Fake Issue....

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Sunday, February 04, 2018
After Winning Suit Against IRS, Maui TEA Party Dissolves
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 1617 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...The IRS intimidation definitely had a negative effect on our local group, squelching participation....

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Friday, February 02, 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Janus?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:17 PM :: 1879 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...a decision by the court’s nine justices that state employees can't be required to pay union dues could lead to some interesting outcomes in Hawaii....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
Olelo TV Moving to Siberia?
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 1766 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...Spectrum is channel slamming ‘Ōlelo – displacing channels 49, 53, 54, and 55, including Video On Demand channels 50 and 52....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Another Lawsuit: Chin Jumps on Net Neutrality Bandwagon
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 1863 Views :: First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

...Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin joined 22 state attorneys general today in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s 'illegal'rollback of net neutrality....

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Friday, January 05, 2018
Tulsi Gabbard Hires Russian Agent to Keep Hawaii Media in Check
By Andrew Walden @ 6:55 PM :: 9918 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians

...Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper, is allegedly one of seven identified as being at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
Hawaii 2018 Summer Journalism Internships
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 1718 Views :: First Amendment

...Full-time internships (10 weeks at 40 hours/week) with a $4,040 pay....

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