1st Amendment

Republic World: US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy US lawmakers New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce a new bill on 'secret police'. After several videos emerged [...]

Common Dreams: With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US ‘Should Not Have Secret Police’

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US 'Should Not Have Secret Police' "If an officer violates their agency's policies, their victim should have the ability to report them to their agency and demand accountability." Citing [...]

The Nation: A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland. Following a storm of controversy over arrests by federal agents in Portland, Ore., New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and [...]

Food Safety News: North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements. Chief Judge Thomas D. [...]

2020-06-16T10:35:00-04:00June 16th, 2020|1st Amendment, Food Integrity, In The News|

Letter to Philadelphia Leaders and Police on 1st Amendment Rights

June 5, 2020 Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw Philadelphia City Council Dear Mayor Kenney, Commissioner Outlaw and the Philadelphia City Council: Over the course of several days, we have witnessed and documented multiple instances of police violence. This has included unlawful arrests of journalists and protesters who are documenting the [...]