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MPD investigate officer intimidation of man who videotaped police downtown

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier was "shocked" by an officer who intimidated a man videotaping an altercation Sunday and says the matter is now under investigation.

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:52pm EDT

Tags: Metropolitan Police Department, Cathy Lanier, video, Ferguson, Missouri, First Amendment

Judge sides with protester arrested at Supreme Ct

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a protester arrested two years ago while demonstrating on the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 11:37am EDT

Tags: U.S. Supreme Court, First Amendment

First Amendment defense signaled in sex abuse case

Sovereign Grace Ministries has signaled that it may lean on the First Amendment - a defense that religious institutions have used repeatedly and with some limited success in the last decade to inoculate themselves from sex abuse claims - as it fights a lawsuit and criminal charges.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:50pm EST

Tags: courts, sex abuse, churches, First Amendment, Sovereign Grace Ministries

NBC host violated D.C. law, won't face charges

The District's attorney general announced Friday that NBC journalist David Gregory won't be charged for illegally displaying a high-capacity gun magazine on his show "Meet the Press," citing Gregory's lack of criminal history and his First Amendment right to debate public policy.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 06:45pm EST

Tags: Irvin Nathan, David Gregory, NBC, gun laws, Sandy Hook, gun violence, NRA, First Amendment, Second Amendment

Group seeks investigation of veteran's detention

A civil liberties group has asked Virginia's inspector general to investigate last month's detention of a former Marine who posted strident anti-government messages on Facebook.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 04:06pm EDT

Tags: Facebook, marine, First Amendment

Church lawsuit over electronic sign may change local law

A dispute over a church sign in Fairfax County is leading to possible changes in local law.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 07:46am EDT

Tags: Church of the Good Shepherd, Oakton, First Amendment, lawsuit, Hank Silverberg

WTOP vice president to receive freedom of speech award

The Talkers editorial board has announced that Farley will receive its 2012 Freedom of Speech Award.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: WTOP, Talkers, First Amendment, award