First Amendment Group Urges Beshear to Block Hospital Merger

Click here for all of our coverage on this issue.  The Washington D.C.-based organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State is asking Governor Steve Beshear not to approve the pending merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. The group argues that U of […]

Clark County School Newspaper Challenges Board’s Policy

A Clark County, Indiana school teacher says her principal is restricting students’ First Amendment rights by following a school board policy that she says is unconstitutional. The Hypen is the name of Jeffersonville High School’s student-produced newspaper. It’s set to release its first edition on Friday. Over the summer, Principal James Sexton asked to review […]

Colbert Skewers Paul for Profiling Comments

Comedian Stephen Colbert lampooned U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for his recent statements that people should be subject to profiling if they attend “radical political speeches” that advocate the violent overthrow of the government. The satirical talk show host points out—as Kentucky blogger Joe Sonka did previously—that by those standards, Paul could be arrested for […]

Hearing Friday For Expelled U Of L Nursing Student UPDATE – Hearing Called Off

Friday, a federal judge will hear arguments in the case of Nina Yoder, a University of Louisville nursing student who was expelled over posts on her MySpace page. Yoder is suing the university, claiming the action violated her First Amendment rights