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NYU Takes Legal Action Against Trump Travel Ban

NYU Takes Legal Action Against Trump Travel Ban

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, University News

On March 30, NYU lawyers filed an amicus curiae brief against the latest iteration of President Donald Trump’s “travel ban.”

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under City News, News, Top Stories

Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir has been granted a stay of deportation, which allows him to stay in the country at least until his next check-in with ICE on March 15. He has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming ICE deports immigrants for speaking out against the agency.

Appreciate Your Free Speech Rights on Social Media

Appreciate Your Free Speech Rights on Social Media

By Mert Erenel, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Yes, the tweet may as well be insulting and disrespectful. But should it really warrant legal penalty, and even if so, is a bad tweet really proportional to punishment in jail?

Journalism Institute Launches First Amendment Watchdog Site

Journalism Institute Launches First Amendment Watchdog Site

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy News Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

The Article L. Carter Journalism institute debuted its First Amendment Watch website earlier this week.

Tandon Group Wins $1 Million for Smart Gun Holster

Tandon Group Wins $1 Million for Smart Gun Holster

By Mack DeGeurin, Deputy News Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Tandon students won a $1 million prize for inventing a smart gun intended for the mass market.

An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

An NYU Student’s Guide to Protesters’ Rights

By Riley Blake, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Knowing you have the right to protest and knowing specifically what those rights mean are two different things. Check out our simple guide to what protests are and aren't legally protected under the U.S. Constitution.

Freedom of the Press Still Matters

Freedom of the Press Still Matters

By Thomas Price, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While President Trump’s relationship with the media has not been amicable to say the least, to charge journalists with a felony for reporting and covering on the news is a direct violation of the First Amendment.

Racial conversations on NYU Facebook groups need understanding

Racial conversations on NYU Facebook groups need understanding

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Disagreements on the Class of 2019 Facebook page are not free speech disputes.

Christina’s Case: University policies should reflect First Amendment rights

Christina’s Case: University policies should reflect First Amendment rights

By Christina Coleburn, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 14, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Virginia Community College System will suspend its restrictive student demonstrations policy following a lawsuit that was filed by Christian Parks, a student at Thomas Nelson Community College. Both the VCCS and Parks’ legal team requested that a federal judge put the case on hold until Ma...

Boston bombing suspect deserved Miranda rights

Boston bombing suspect deserved Miranda rights

May 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Although the Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has finally been read his Miranda rights, constitutional scholars are still debating whether it was appropriate. Must Dzhokhar, as a U.S. citizen, necessarily be Mirandized? One can argue that the Boston Marathon bombing was a rare case and a l...

Free speech deserves protection in face of violence

Free speech deserves protection in face of violence

September 20, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Since the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi resulted in the deaths of four U.S. citizens, two major threads of discussion have emerged. Both revolve around the man responsible for the anti-Islamic film, “Innocence of Muslims,” that allegedly offended the Libyan assailants — and was thus...

Google decision to restrict video justified

Google decision to restrict video justified

September 20, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the Middle East and North Africa erupted in a series of protests against the anti-Islam trailer — available on YouTube — for the amateur film “Innocence of Muslims,” which was produced in the United States. The film, a blatant mockery of Islam and overarching insult to Muslims worldwi...