Archive for July, 2009

Assembly takes another hit in Iran

July 30, 2009

By David Bulla

Once again, freedom of assembly had a long day in Tehran. (more…)

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Why a blog on the First Amendment?

July 30, 2009

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By David Bulla

For three reasons: (1) I am a former sports reporter and high school newspaper adviser who is perplexed by the degree of administrative interference in student journalism (how can journalism be taught effectively in a free nation if students are subjected to prior review and prior restraint?);  (2) most Americans take freedom of expression for granted, do not appreciate its tradition, and do not realize how it makes our nation unique; and (3) the university where I teach has an annual First Amendment celebration, which is supported strongly by both our administration and faculty. (more…)

The West Point Eight lose case

July 29, 2009

By David Bulla

A federal jury ruled against eight protesters who wore T-shirts that spelled “U.S. out of Iraq” at a February 2004 Army-Navy basketball game at West Point. (more…)