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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Full Text: Veterans Sue for Voting Rights in US Territories
By Selected News Articles @ 12:52 AM :: 5267 Views :: First Amendment, Military

...the Illinois veterans are allowed to continue voting in Illinois by absentee ballot ... if they reside in the Northern Mariana Islands (“NMI”),  American Samoa, or in a foreign country, but not if they reside in Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands....

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Political Correctness Jumps Shark? -- “Hey Hey Ho Ho Reporters Have Got to Go!”
By Video @ 1:50 PM :: 5691 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Be sure to watch the U Missouri Mass Communications Professor looking for “some muscle over here”....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Reporters threatened by campus security at public meeting at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 6250 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

A complaint has been filed with UH Hilo Security. UHSUnews student reporters say they will continue to attend UHHSA meetings and exercise their right to record as afforded by UH policy and laws....

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Monday, October 12, 2015
Hawaii Marine Corps base stands firm on keeping ‘God bless the military’ sign
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 7251 Views :: First Amendment, Military, Religion

In a letter to MRFF dated Oct. 9, Killeen wrote that the “sign will remain in its present location and not be altered in any way”....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Kaneohe Base commander told 'God bless' sign can stay
By Selected News Articles @ 2:09 PM :: 7678 Views :: First Amendment, Military, Religion

...The sign at Marine Corps Base Hawaii reads: "God bless the military, their families, and the civilians who work with them." It has stood there for 14 years....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Attacks on ‘God bless the military’ sign at Hawaii Marine Corps base unfounded
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 7504 Views :: First Amendment, Military, Religion

“Only someone with a great misunderstanding of the First Amendment or an axe to grind against religion would claim that such a slogan poses a threat or is in any way unconstitutional."

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
September 17 is Constitution Day
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:02 PM :: 4801 Views :: First Amendment
How well do you know the U.S. Constitution?
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 10901 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Court: Removal of Protest Signs OK After City Finally Figures out how to Seize Property
By Robert Thomas @ 12:03 PM :: 5537 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

You remember that case about property on the rural north shore of Oahu, in which the City and County of Honolulu is condemning a vacant parcel in order to build a new fire station....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Accused of Self-Dealing, UH Foundation Makes Inconvenient HNN Story ‘Disappear’
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 10097 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Alvin Katahara said his former boss, UH Foundation Vice President Janet Bullard, ordered him to make thousands of dollars in payments to a company headed by her husband....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Survey Finds 38% of Hawaii Union Households Unaware of Right to Opt-Out of Union Membership
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 7122 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii Statistics, Labor
More than 1 in 4 union members answered "Yes" in response to the question, "If it were possible to opt out of membership in a labor union without losing your job or any other penalty, would you do it?"
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Monday, August 10, 2015
Honolulu City Lights non-profit application deadline is August 31
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 5265 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

Non-profit organizations wishing to create a display on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center grounds during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must submit applications by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31....

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Hawaii Family Forum: Pandora's box has been opened
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:18 PM :: 6278 Views :: Family, First Amendment

No more than 48 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage for all 50 states, calls to revoke the tax-exempt status for churches began....

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Friday, July 3, 2015
The Ethics Commission Needs Ethics!
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:02 AM :: 4725 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

The Honolulu City Ethics Commission has just adopted a new policy that minimizes government transparency....

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Hawaii Family Advocates Responds to Gay Marriage Ruling
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:25 AM :: 6309 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Could non-profit organizations face revocation of their tax-exempt status if they say that marriage is between one man and one woman?
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Friday, June 26, 2015
Even Where Gay Marriage is Legal, It’s not Equal
By Selected News Articles @ 1:38 PM :: 6085 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...it is instructive to note the ways in which marriage and “same-sex marriage” remain distinctly unequal in those states that already have extended recognition to same-sex couples....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Judicial Activism From Supreme Court on Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:27 PM :: 6156 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...we must work to protect the freedom of speech, association and religion of those who continue to abide by the truth of marriage as union of man and woman....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
University of Hawaii: The empty ‘marketplace of ideas’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 5623 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

On college campuses fear of offending people now trumps the fear of losing free speech....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Hawaiian 'Aloha' movie foes are 'perpetually aggrieved' 'delicate flowers'
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 PM :: 6536 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail

Bumpy Kanahele got paid.  Walter Ritte did not.  Note to Next movie maker: Pay Ritte and avoid these problems... or don't pay any of them and reap the free publicity....  decisions, decisions.... 

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Video: Grassroot Forum on Government Transparency
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:17 PM :: 5092 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...Grassroot Institute held an expert panel on the issue of transparency and government secrecy in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 25, 2015
Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:23 PM :: 5246 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Ige signed the bill authorizing that final payment this week....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 5505 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

Several of Hawaii's campaign-finance laws challenged by a construction firm are not unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit ruled....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:22 PM :: 5218 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...a system designed to protect secrets and keep the public uninformed....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' a Threat to Academic Freedom at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 6815 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Students for a Free Tibet has launched a global “Say No to China’s Confucius Institutes” campaign....

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Monday, April 13, 2015
My Father Was Gay: Why I Oppose Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:48 PM :: 7067 Views :: Family, First Amendment

In 1991, my father died of AIDS. None of my father’s partners/ex-partners are still alive....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
I Oppose Gay Marriage. Should I Still Be Able to Get a Job?
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:58 PM :: 5666 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...Memories Pizza isn’t an isolated incident.... Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was forced to step down... In January, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired ....

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
OpenHawaii.org -- Holding Government Accountable
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 7030 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...county and state salary and overtime records, as well as retirement, health insurance, budgetary, and other data....

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Shield Law: Karl Rhoads Picks up where Clayton Hee Left Off
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 4496 Views :: First Amendment

...What Rhoads is proposing, together with the Attorney General’s Office, is a setback for hard won court cases by the news media over the past 30 years....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona Church Fire
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 7157 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Religion

At 6:10 a.m. Thursday (February 26), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Captain Cook....

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Another Journalist Quits Omidyar: 'Blocked at Every Turn by Incompetence, Bad Faith'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 5654 Views :: First Amendment

The problems were partly due to mismanagement but even more, as I have suggested, to the dishonesty of the leadership and its willingness — even eagerness — to shamelessly lie to its own employees....

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Monday, February 23, 2015
332 Pages of Secret Regs: ‘Net Neutrality’ and Censorship Go Hand in Hand
By Selected News Articles @ 8:57 PM :: 5033 Views :: First Amendment

...While the FCC is inserting government bureaucracy into all aspects of Internet access, the FEC is debating whether to regulate Internet content, specifically political speech posted for free online....

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Muslims Beat Up ‘Coexist’ Artist
By Selected News Articles @ 1:42 PM :: 5785 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

...“coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Duke Aiona Appointed Executive Director of Hawaii Family Advocates
By News Release @ 1:27 PM :: 7058 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Politicians

...the appointment of James “Duke” Aiona as interim executive director will strengthen the organization’s ability to speak for families across the state....

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Liberal Societies Are Not Doing a Very Good Job Defending Their Liberal Values
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:14 PM :: 4971 Views :: First Amendment

“Islamophobic is a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons....”

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Thursday, January 8, 2015
Students behind the UH Hilo free speech case speak out for the first time
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:48 PM :: 5282 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

Merritt and Anthony are prepared to speak about their case publicly, which will be the first time they are able to do this in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Malia Zimmerman to work for Fox News Los Angeles
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 7048 Views :: First Amendment

"As of Jan. 19, I will be working with Fox News Channel as an investigative reporter from its Los Angeles bureau"

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Charlie Hebdo: Martyrs for the Truth
By Selected News Articles @ 12:43 PM :: 4597 Views :: First Amendment
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
"The Interview": Not Quite Ready For The John Peter Zenger Honorary Oscar
By Robert Thomas @ 1:13 AM :: 4828 Views :: First Amendment
Interviewposter
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Friday, December 26, 2014
Open Letter to Gov. Ige on Transparency
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 6452 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

Given the intrinsic benefits of open government, we ask that you begin your Administration by facilitating public access to government records....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
U.S. should respond aggressively to cyber attack, expert says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:13 PM :: 4776 Views :: First Amendment

The attack on Sony Pictures and threats to the movie industry cannot be tolerated, one of the nation’s leading security experts says....

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
OHA Chair Demands Censorship of Kakaako Coverage
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 11957 Views :: Development, First Amendment, OHA

"Lindsey’s request for censorship is denied."

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hawaii Family Forum: "Never, never, never give up."
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:47 AM :: 6393 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

Hawaii remains at the bottom of the list for voter registration and turnout....

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
UH Hilo Highlighted in New Report: Most U.S. Colleges Violate Students’ Free Speech Rights
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 5910 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...ordered by the college administration to stop handing out copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day....

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Oahu churches seek dismissal of atheist lawsuit
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 6434 Views :: First Amendment, Religion

“The only thing these churches have done is serve the schools and bring great benefit to their surrounding communities. They don’t deserve to be dragged through court any longer by two people who are seeking financial gain by attacking these congregations.”

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
30 years of Honolulu City Lights
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 7429 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

Honolulu City Lights will celebrate three decades of tree lightings and holiday fun on Saturday, Dec. 6, starting at 6 p.m. at Honolulu Hale....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
UH Hilo Settles Lawsuit Over Handing Out Constitutions
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 6659 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

In a victory for free speech, the University of Hawaii (UH) agreed today to settle a First Amendment lawsuit filed by two students at UH’s Hilo....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Eminent Domain Angle In "Net Neutrality"
By Robert Thomas @ 12:57 PM :: 5328 Views :: First Amendment

...Virtual Takings: The Coming Fifth Amendment Challenge to Net Neutrality Regulation....

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Sunday, November 9, 2014
“If you’re answering to Omidyar you’re really not independent.”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:02 PM :: 11858 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

“But they all kissed the ring because they wanted his money.”

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Friday, October 31, 2014
NYT: Omidyar In Waaaay Over His Head in Journalism Endeavors
By Selected News Articles @ 8:48 PM :: 6704 Views :: First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

Omidyar...seemed not to realize what he had gotten into....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 6031 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui....

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