Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison For Reporting On The Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.
This Monday morning, shortly after the sun rises over the small city of Mandan, North Dakota, the award-winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into the Morton County–Man...
The Right to Lobby
In a one person = one vote = one voice, structured democracy such as ours, how does one justify the political lobbyists? Are they just mucking up the system? The answer ? 'The Constitution guarantees ...
Son of Sam law
A Son of Sam law is any law designed to keep criminals from profiting from the publicity of their crimes, often by selling their stories to publishers. While the term is most often used in the United ...
Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison For Reporting On The Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.
This Monday morning, shortly after the sun rises over the small city of Mandan, North Dakota, the award-winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman will walk into the Morton County–Man...
The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience
The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience, Discussed in a Conference between Truth and Peace is a 1644 book about government force written by Roger Williams, the founder of the America...
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First Barbary War
The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitian War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states...
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School speech (First Amendment)
The issue of school speech or curricular speech as it relates to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has been the center of controversy and litigation since the mid-20th century. The First Am...
Scottish Episcopalians Act 1711
The Scottish Episcopalians Act 1711 (10 Ann c 10) is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its purpose was "to prevent the disturbing those of the Episcopal Communion in Scotland in the Exercise ...
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Shouting fire in a crowded theater
"Shouting fire in a crowded theater" is a popular metaphor for speech or actions made for the principal purpose of creating unnecessary panic. The phrase is a paraphrasing of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr...
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Papists Act 1778
The Papists Act of 1778 is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (18 George III c. 60) and was the first Act for Catholic Relief. Later in 1778 It was also enacted by the Parliament of Ireland.Bef...
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (though it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly until 1779) by Thomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Vir...
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Church Patronage (Scotland) Act 1711
The Church Patronage (Scotland) Act 1711 or Patronage Act is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (10 Ann. C A P. XII). The long title of the act is An Act to restore the Patrons to their ancient...
Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century is a United States federal law, signed on April 5, 2000, seeking to improve airline safety. It is popularly called "AIR 21,...
Freedom of religion
Freedom of religion or Freedom of belief is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, an...
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Edict of Versailles
The Edict of Versailles, commonly known as the Edict of Tolerance, was an official act that gave non-Catholics in France the right to openly practice their religions as well as legal and civil status,...
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Occasional Conformity Act 1711
The Occasional Conformity Act (also known as the Toleration Act 1711) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (statute number 10 Anne c. 6), the long title of which is "An Act for preserving the...
Adopting Act of 1729
The Adopting Act of 1729 is an act of the Synod of Philadelphia, an early Presbyterian body in Colonial America, requiring ministers to agree with the "essential & necessary Articles" of the Westm...
Commission for Building Fifty New Churches
The Commission for Building Fifty New Churches (in London and the surroundings) was an organisation set up by Act of Parliament in England in 1710, the New Churches in London and Westminster Act 1710,...
Popery Act
An Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery (commonly known as the Popery Act or the Gavelkind Act.) was an Act of the Parliament of Ireland passed in 1703 and amended in 1709, one of a series of P...
Clear and present danger
Clear and present danger was a doctrine adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States to determine under what circumstances limits can be placed on First Amendment freedoms of speech, press or ass...
Right to petition in the United States
In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the right of the people...to pe...
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Roman Catholic Relief Act 1791
The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1791 is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1791 (31 George III. c. 32) relieving Roman Catholics of certain political, educational, and economic disabili...
Prior restraint
Prior restraint (also referred to as prior censorship or pre-publication censorship) is censorship imposed, usually by a government, on expression before the expression actually takes place. An altern...
Treaty of Tripoli
The Treaty of Tripoli (Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary) was the first treaty concluded between the United States of ...
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Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Act 1707
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Catholic Emancipation
Catholic emancipation or Catholic relief was a process in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century that involved reducing and removing many of the restr...
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Toleration Act 1719
The Toleration Act 1719 was an Act of the Parliament of Ireland exempting Protestant dissenters from certain restrictions. It meant Presbyterians had practical freedom of religion.
United States defamation law
The origins of the United States of America's defamation laws pre-date the American Revolution; one influential case in 1734 involved John Peter Zenger and established precedent that "The Truth" is an...
Barbary pirates
The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Salé, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripo...
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