Google’s US Challenge to the Canadian Global Delisting Order – Daphne Keller

9 08 2017

In its Equustek ruling in June, the Canadian Supreme Court held that Google must delete search results for users everywhere in the world, based on Canadian law. Google has now filed suit in the US, asking the court to confirm that the order can’t be enforced there. Here’s my take on that claim. Read the rest of this entry »





United States: The High School Teacher, the Blog and the First Amendment – Susan Brenner

13 01 2015

Classroom_3rd_floorNatalie Munroe filed a federal civil rights suit under 42 U.S. Code § 1983 against the Central Bucks (Pennsylvania) School District, its Superintendent N. Robert Laws, and Principal Abram Lucabaugh, alleging that “the school administration harassed and eventually terminated her after discovering a private blog in which Munroe has expressed criticism of the school, her co-workers, and her students.”  Munroe v. Central Bucks School District, 2014 WL 3700325 (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2014). Read the rest of this entry »





Media Standards Trust statement on Royal Charter

10 11 2013

Media Standards TrustMST welcomes the agreement of a Royal Charter on self-regulation of the press but calls for a British equivalent of the First Amendment

The Media Standards Trust welcomes the agreement of a Royal Charter on Wednesday 30 October 2013 to establish a recognition body and a recognition process for independent self-regulation of the press. Read the rest of this entry »





US Case Law, Tattooing is constitutionally protected free speech, Coleman v City of Mesa

13 09 2012

We had, last week, another reminder of the extraordinary reach of the First Amendment right to free speech. Arizona’s Supreme Court has held that tattooing is a “constitutionally protected free speech”.  It appears that this is the first decision by a State Supreme Court giving such recognition to what the court described as “tattoo artists”. Read the rest of this entry »