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Greenhouse Attacks 'Arid Absolutism' of Conservative Court's Defense of Free Speech
8/25/2011 10:25 AM ET
The paper's former Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse isn't fond of the conservative Supreme Court's expansive view of the First Amendment: "But it's the dissenting opinion of the Burger ...
Front-Page Embrace for Free Speech of 'God Hates Fags' Folk, But Not for Political Speech
3/3/2011 1:05 PM ET
The lead sentence to Adam Liptak's lead story today on the free-speech victory for the funeral picketers of Westboro: "The First Amendment protects hateful protests at military funerals, the ...
The NYT Co. Files Friend of the Court Brief in Favor of 'God Hates Fags' Church
10/7/2010 10:37 AM ET
The Times supports the First Amendment rights of the despicable "God Hates Fags" funeral picketers, led by Fred Phelps, but other kinds of free speech like campaign advertising by corporations are ...
Corporate Campaign Ads: Worse Than Animal Cruelty
8/2/2010 1:13 PM ET
The Times has defended the free speech in violent video games and animal cruelty videos, but draws the line at (gasp) campaign ads paid for by corporations.
Dubious 'Free Speech' Arguments Color Coverage of Supreme Court's Decision on Banning Terrorist Aid
6/23/2010 11:14 AM ET
Was free speech really harmed by a recent Supreme Court decision? A lead story and lead editorial make the case: "In a case pitting free speech against national security, the Supreme Court on ...
NYT Editorial Page: First Amendment Protects Violent Video Games, Not Political Speech
5/6/2010 10:43 AM ET
The Times favors free expression in video games: "The Constitution, however, does not require speech to be ideal for it to be protected." But not in speech on issues of the day: "Congress must act ...
Times Stoops to State Level to Criticize Court's Free Speech Ruling; Kudos to Kirkpatrick
1/26/2010 12:26 PM ET
Reporter Ian Urbina gripes about state-level inconveniences resulting from the Supreme Court's ruling expanding free speech during political campaigns, while reporter David Kirkpatrick ...
CNN, MSNBC Hail Hate Crime Legislation; Ignore Consequences for Free Speech
10/28/2009 12:00 AM ET
Will religious teaching about homosexuality be prosecuted as a hate crime?
Times Devotes Three Whole Paragraphs to Dems Free Speech Suppression
9/24/2009 11:47 AM ET
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called out the Obama administration for using a federal agency to squelch mailings by health insurance company Humana warning customers of cuts to the ...
The Times' Hypocritcal Defense of Political Free Speech
5/21/2008 1:22 PM ET
The Times sees a threat to free speech in the Supreme Court's ruling in a child porn case - but last year it excoriated the Supreme Court for expanding political speech.
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