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Banned books: ‘Are we still talking about this?’ asks First Amendment ‘absolutist’

Friday, October 5th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—While Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated their platforms in Denver, another exercise in democracy took place at the Logan Library concerning First Amendment rights and book banning. Librarian Joseph Anderson invited Ted Pease, USU’s journalism and communication ...

Banned Books Week: ‘Boneheaded, wrong-headed & un-American’

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Banned Books Week: ‘Boneheaded, wrong-headed & un-American’

LOGAN—The 30th National Banned Books Week will be observed at the Logan Library this week with a talk by  journalism professor Ted Pease, head of the USU Department of Journalism & Communication. [caption id="attachment_8263" align="alignleft" width="300"] New York Society for the ...

Ex-Aggie journalist, now BYU law prof, to discuss Supreme Court, press

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—A “civics education emergency of the highest order” involving the public, the press and the Supreme Court exists that threatens constitutional law in this country, says a former Aggie and current BYU law professor. RonNell Andersen Jones, a 1995 USU ...

Threatened Qur’an-burning prompts discussion of religious tolerance, media role

Friday, September 17th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Threatened Qur’an-burning prompts discussion of religious tolerance, media role

By Satenik Sargsyan LOGAN—The Rev. Terry Jones’ recent threats to burn Qur'ans on the anniversary of 9/11 set on fire national debates religious tolerance in the United States and about limits on the First Amendment. Jones, the richly-mustached pastor of the tiny, ...

Don’t make me laugh, they might sue you

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Don’t make me laugh, they might sue you

By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center What is it about humor that all too often results in situations that decidedly are not a laughing matter? Free speech in comedy attracts controversy as well as belly laughs, and in the case ...