CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

First Amendment

Mug shot of Michael Robertson, who is defending taking upskirt photos as constitutionally protected (credit: CBS 2)

Mass. Man Defends Snapping ‘Upskirt’ Photos As Constitutionally Protected

Michael Robertson’s attorney told the judge that if a clothed person reveals a body part – whether it was intentional or unintentional – he or she cannot expect privacy, and that Peeping Tom laws cover bathrooms and dressing rooms but not public areas.

11/07/2013

Then Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (file / credit: Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Federal Court Rules Against Rowland Administration Layoffs

A federal appeals court says former Gov. John Rowland’s administration violated state employees’ constitutional rights when it laid off 2,800 workers based on their union membership in 2003.

06/03/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Justice Department’s Seizure Of AP Phone Records ‘Deeply Troubling’

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

05/14/2013

MTA pro-Israel ad

Fed Judge Rules In Favor Of Attack Ads At MTA Stations Targeting Radical Muslims

A legal fight over freedom of speech is spilling into New York’s subway tunnels. A sign about “Jihad” is set to debut next week. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it crosses the line, but a judge disagrees.

09/19/2012

FDNY Fire Truck (file / credit: Getty Images)

Union Argues New FDNY Directive Is ‘Ridiculous’ & Violation Of Free Speech

At issue is a revised directive that prohibits opinions or viewpoints from being posted on firehouse walls. UFA President Steve Cassidy says the policy violates firefighters’ First Amendment rights.

01/26/2012

Generic Classroom File Photo

Low Enrollment, Controversy Forces Changes At Brooklyn Arabic School

When it opened four years ago the Khalil Gibran School became a lightning rod for criticism. Opponents feared it would teach Islamic extremism. The founding principal sued the city after she said she was forced out.

06/27/2011

Yonkers Mayor Philip Amicone - File / Photo: City of Yonkers

Newspaper Wins Lawsuit Against Yonkers Mayor

A federal jury has awarded $8 million to a weekly newspaper that claimed the mayor wrongly confiscated copies of the paper after it ran articles critical of him.

10/14/2010