Free Speech

Abortion supporters and opponents debated Washington State's insurance policies to cover the controversial procedure. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Boise State University Facing First Amendment Lawsuit

An anti-abortion organization says Boise State University is violating free speech laws by limiting students’ protest to just a handful of areas on campus

CBS Seattle–06/30/2014

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Oregon Judge Says Flashing Lights Is Free Speech

A local judge in Southern Oregon has ruled that flashing your headlights to warn other drivers that a sheriff’s deputy is approaching is protected as free speech under the Oregon Constitution.

CBS Seattle–04/10/2014

Pussy Riot Supporters Demonstrate In Berlin (Getty Images)

Members of Pussy Riot Found Guilty, Jailed

A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia’s intolerance of dissent.

The trial sparked a wave of protests around the world in support of the feminist rockers, who have been dubbed prisoners of conscience by international rights group. Hundreds of Pussy Riot supporters chanted “Russia without Putin!” amid a heavy police presence outside the courtroom, and several opposition leaders were detained.

CBS Seattle–08/17/2012

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