NorCal Students Who Skipped Pledge Of Allegiance Get Grades DockedA Lake County teacher is facing consequences for lowering participation grades of two students who opted out of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school.
SF Judge Refuses Bid To Block Health Soda Warning Label LawA federal judge refused to grant a preliminary injunction blocking a law that requires ads for sodas and other sugary drinks to carry a warning label.
Napolitano Won't Restrict Heated Political Rhetoric On UC CampusesUC President Janet Napolitano on Wednesday said all free speech is welcome on campus, even the recent cases of hate speech used in chalk political messages seen around campus.
Students Wearing Anti-LGBT Stickers Spark Controversy At Southern California SchoolStudents displaying anti-LGBT stickers at a high school near Palm Springs have touched off a debate over free speech.
University Of California Intolerance Policy Stirs Free-Speech FightA working group of regents and university leaders invited input as it works to revise a proposed policy denouncing intolerance, which Jewish organizations criticized in September as not going far enough to deter what they describe as a spike in anti-Semitism on UC's 10 campuses.
'Stigma' System Proposed To Curb Reddit Hate SpeechA high-profile Reddit employee is the third to resign in several weeks as the San-Francisco based company struggles to deal with hate speech and frustrated users.
A Guide To Protesting In Oakland: What's Allowed And What's Not, And What's Still UnclearAmid the confusion of protests, arrests, social media half-truths, and mixed messages from news conferences, Oakland police and the mayor's office have outlined exactly what will and won't be allowed from protesters.
Appeals Court Sides With YouTube In Anti-Muslim Film CaseIn a victory for free speech advocates, a federal appeals court says YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors.
Protester Tears Down Swastika Displayed On Sacramento HouseThe house in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood has drawn national headlines with its display of an Israeli flag with a swastika on it, among other symbols.
'Erotic Service Providers' Sue To Legalize Prostitution, Overturn 1961 BanThe Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project claims the state’s current anti-prostitution law violates the Constitutional rights of sex workers.
Hitler Appearing In Ads On SF Muni BusesAnother round of controversial ads appearing on San Francisco Muni buses demands an end to U.S. aid to Islamic countries, stating that "Islamic Jew-Hatred: It's In The Quran," while depicting Adolf Hitler as an ally of the Muslim world.
Free Speech Or Violent Act? Supreme Court To Consider Facebook, Social Media ThreatsThe Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.