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Revenge porn laws face an unexpected civil rights obstacle: The First Amendment

Revenge porn laws face an unexpected civil rights obstacle: The First Amendment

Each state prosecutes nonconsensual pornography differently, and some free speech advocates are concerned that overly-broad laws will actually impede other liberties.

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The CIA College Tour: The case of the "Jabberwocky 13"

The CIA College Tour: The case of the “Jabberwocky 13”

In 1981, a group of Brown University students found a creative way of protesting a lecture by Central Intelligence Agency Director William Casey. Then, in keeping with the CIA’s campus fixation, the Agency kept tabs on the students as they defended their free speech rights.

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Cranston, Rhode Island claims mayor's Twitter account "not associated" with city

Cranston, Rhode Island claims mayor’s Twitter account “not associated” with city

Cranston, Rhode Island claims mayor’s Twitter account “not associated” with city City denies request for @MayorFung’s block list on grounds its a personal account, renewing debate regarding public access to the social media of elected officials.

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Motel 6 isn't scared of the ACLU

Motel 6 isn’t scared of the ACLU

Motel 6 collaborating with law enforcement to spy on guests may be outrageous, but it’s hardly a surprise. After it was revealed in 2015 that a location in Warwick, Rhode Island had been sharing its guest lists with local police, internal emails show the hotel chain was not especially reticent after they were caught.

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“Jane/John Doe” rape kits provide important medical care, but they sit untested in the backlog

“Jane/John Doe” rape kits provide important medical care, but they sit untested in the backlog

Anonymous rape kits allow victims who choose to not press charges to receive critical medical care. But opting out of pressing charges shouldn’t preclude testing, and shouldn’t relegate the kit to sit forgotten on an evidence room shelf.

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