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First Amendment

Former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich (Mozilla Foundation)

Mozilla CEO Resignation Over Gay Marriage Stance Raises Free-Speech Issues

The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation.

04/04/2014

A view of Facebook's 'Like' button. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Fed Court Says Clicking ‘Like’ On Facebook Is Free Speech

Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

09/18/2013

Electronic Arts (credit: Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Lawsuit vs. Gamer EA Sports, NCAA Clears Major Hurdle In SF Appeals Court

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Wednesday that video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. is not protected by the right of free speech…

07/31/2013

School Bus

Stockton Principal Seizes School Newspaper Over Campus Safety Article

The principal of a Stockton high school stopped distribution of the school newspaper over concerns about a campus safety article which alleged revealed poor communication in lockdown drills and weapon on campus reports.

02/07/2013

cellphone money, mobile phone payment

SF Cellphone Health-Risk Disclosure Law Challenged By Wireless Industry

The legality of San Francisco’s ordinance requiring cell phone retailers disclose possible health risks to consumers was heard by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday.

08/09/2012

(CBS)

SF Appeals Panel Takes Up Long-Running Battle Over Gun Shows

A 13-year-old legal battle over gun shows at the Alameda County fairgrounds in Pleasanton is going before an 11-judge panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday.

03/19/2012

Demonstrator Tom Comitta pretends to talk on a telephone during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Adopts New Cell Phone Policy In Wake Of Shutdown Flap

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors adopted a new policy Thursday for when cellphone service may be interrupted—an issue that took center stage over the summer when the transit agency cut cell service at several San Francisco stations to stop a planned protest.

12/01/2011

Occupy Wall Street Protests Continue In Bay Area

East Bay Occupy Encampments Help Define New Trend In Protest

The Occupy Wall Street movement has popularized a new mode of protest that challenges the definition of First Amendment freedom.

11/10/2011

Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

No Charges Against Gizmodo Blogger In iPhone Prototype Case

Prosecutors said Wednesday that they will not bring charges against a tech blogger who bought an Apple iPhone prototype after it was found at a bar in March 2010 in a case that ignited an unusual First Amendment debate.

CBS San Francisco–08/10/2011

(AP)

California’s Violent Video Game Law Goes Before High Court

California officials argued that they should be allowed to limit minors’ ability to pick up violent video games on their own at retailers because of the purported damage they cause.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/02/2010