The longtime saga of Pamela Geller and her organization, The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), to challenge the boundaries of First Amendment rights continues. On August 12th, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied AFDI the right to post advertisements on Seattle buses that falsely claimed an exaggerated FBI...
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Thank You Julian Bond
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Julian Bond was courageous and visionary, a steady hand and a thoughtful strategist, and a tireless and eloquent voice for justice for all who were denied their rights. But for me, Julian was more. He was a mentor who more than four decades ago taught me a lesson that has guided my work ever since. Read more
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