Friday, March 21, 2008

Defund Real ID in WI, Whitewater blogger investigated, university newspapers say no to pro-life ad, and more

News roundup for today...

Free Speech
Police investigate anonymous blogger critic, raises Constitutional rights concerns, ACLU of Wisconsin quoted.

Student Rights, First Amendment and the Internet debate: should students be held accountable for what they say on the internet or should they be protected from Unconstitutional punishment for being critical of school administrators? This ABC news feature story illustrates one student's story. The ACLU of CT supports her federal case.

Reproductive Rights
UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout and Marquette University newspapers say no to anti-abortion ads. Pro-life Wisconsin cites censorship, newspapers didn't publish the in-"appropriate" misinformation.

Real ID
ACLU of Wisconsin encourages legislators on the Joint Finance Committee to defund Real ID in Wisconsin.

Voting Rights
In-person voting fraud debunked - Brennan Center testimony details the myths of in-person voting fraud, including the Milwaukee Police Department report in which much of the original reports of fraud were found to be clerical errors (see page 6). Testimony makes a strong argument against Photo ID requirements at the polls.