In 2010, Marquan Mackey-Meggs, a 15-year-old student at Cohoes High School in Albany County, started a Facebook group called "Cohoes Flame." On the page, according to court documents, he posted "photographs of high-school classmates and other adolescents, with detailed descriptions of their alleged ... More >>
It took just over 24 hours for several subway ads featuring an offensive, anti-Islamic message were vandalized, which, somehow, has led to a debate about the First Amendment, as apparent in the comment section of our story abut the vandals posted yesterday.The entire debate is a bit of an enigma/com ... More >>
Just in time for day one of the meeting of the United Nations' General Assembly -- when people from across the world will be in the Big Apple to see how civilized and accepting New Yorkers are -- an ad campaign is going up in the New York City subway system that calls Muslim jihadists "savages."We w ... More >>
The Obama administration's efforts to enshrine sweeping 9/11-era rollbacks of civil liberties and constitutional rights as federal law hit a serious roadblock yesterday, as a federal judge struck down clauses of the National Defense Authorization Act as unconstitutional. The offending section of th ... More >>
Earlier today, the Voice brought you news of pending legislation in Albany that would make New York-based websites, such as blogs and newspapers, "remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post." For ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute." Rush profusely apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies ... More >>
We woke up to a text message this morning from a friend of ours that has been sleeping at Zuccotti Park over the past couple week which read, "Cops using sound weapons on us. good thing I bought ear plugs." Here's Mayor Michael ("No one is a bigger defender of the First Amendment than I am")B ... More >>
Oh, Korilla, say it ain't so! The Korean BBQ truck, whose chosun bowls we are so very fond of, has been kicked off of The Great Food Truck Race for cheating.
Where are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks? Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first line of resistance. More to come. Michael Lacey Executive Editor, Village Voice Media
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 6, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 7 HUAC Summons 'Peace' Women Several New York housewives have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee next week on possible Communist infiltration of the peace movement. T ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Justice Department shot down one of the last legal challenges to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's controversial term limits extension. In a fifty-page appeal, lawmakers and civil rights groups had asked the federal government last month to consider the term limits extension a violatio ... More >>
Photo (cc) pnoeric. You probably find those calorie counts in chain restaurants, displayed by a local law last year, to be helpful or at least horrifying (670 calories in a Venti Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Creme?). But libertarians hate them and dream of returning to the caveat empto ... More >>
Yet another video of Andrew Meyer. By Nat Hentoff The very widely viewed video of the arrest and Tasering of University of Florida student Andrew Meyer for continuing to ask Senator John Kerry about impeaching the president, and whether Kerry and Bush were members of Yale’s secret society, Skull ... More >>
Religious and conservative groups support the 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' banner under fire at the Supreme Court
Will the Supreme Court hold high the banner 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus,' or crush free speech?
Backtracking on warrantless surveillance, president still scorns privacy rights.
Journalists, under fire today by the Bush White House, have been the enemy before
New Jersey student-warrior for the Constitution gets a death threat
Forcibly silenced, an invited speaker at Columbia has not been invited back.
Schools fail the future when they don't teach individual liberties in the Constitution
8 to 0 Supreme Court decision doesn't end the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
What First Amendment? What Public Information? And What's News in Brooklyn?
'The Powerful Have Only Gotten More Powerful'
The Media Blew This One Big-Time
Publishers Say They're Being Harassed by NYC
While the Ruins of the World Trade Center Smoldered, the Bush Administration Launched an Assault on the Constitution
The Supreme Court Has Overturned a Ban on Virtual Child Pornography. Hot?
Disorderly Conduct by Whom?
FBI in Libraries and Bookstores
War Means Never Having to Tell the Truth
Sensitivity Above All?
The Times Reenters the Porn War
An Association Is a Voice
Must the NAACP Include Racists?
When Movie Moguls Wage War to Protect Copyright, the First Amendment Ends Up on the Cutting Room Floor
Does a Rocker Lurk in You?
'Freedom to Speak Is Not Freedom to Kill'
Rash of Lawsuits Shows No One Trusts the Media
Targeted Doctor Wears a Bulletproof Vest
On the Net, Talk Is Cheap but It Isn't Free
The Names of Murdered Doctors Are Crossed Out
'Khallid Muhammad Makes the Jews Pee in Their Pants at Night'