I’ll admit it: I started reading MauiTime because it was free. I didn’t first pick up the paper for the great writing, engaging storytelling, characteristic voice, insightful jabs, or even important news. I picked the paper up because it was free, and because it was there. I didn’t open my first MauiTime for the journalism, but it is the reason I kept opening them. And now, 21 … [Read more...] about MauiTime stands with publications in reaffirming the importance of freedom of the press
1. In a decision that could affect all elected officials, a federal court ruled that Donald Trump could not do what, as it violates the First Amendment? A. Discredit the press B. Give statements to the media under a fake name C. Block users on Twitter D. Make false claims E. Separate children from their parents at the southern border 2. Sherry Alu Campagna, considered a … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Surprise! Trump’s been violating the constitution… what for?
The civil liberties good guys scored a rare win in the government appointments game last week. The five-member Hawaii State Ethics Commission has selected Daniel M. Gluck, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Hawaii office, to be its new executive director, the commission announced on July 1. “I will work to ensure our state’s lawmakers, … [Read more...] about State Ethics Commission hires ACLU Hawaii’s Legal Director Daniel M. Gluck to be new exec. director
Calling it a victory for free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Hawaii office announced yesterday that the County of Maui has dropped its appeal of a First Amendment case. The case involved Maui pastor Strat Goodhue and his wife, who in 2013 were handing out religious pamphlets on a public sidewalk outside the Maui Fair when Maui Police Officers asked them to … [Read more...] about County of Maui drops appeal in Strat Goodhue / Maui Fair First Amendment case
TAG HAS BEEN BANNED?! Two suburban Minneapolis elementary schools this fall hired a consulting firm to advise officials on kids' recess, and the leading recommendations (promoting "safety" and "inclusiveness") were elimination of "contact" games in favor of, for example, hopscotch. Some parents objected; recess, they said, should be more freestyle, unstructured. (More … [Read more...] about NOTW: Notorious Priests, Florida Justice and Smart Toilets