ACLU Wisconsin attorney Karyn Rotker joined 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing to talk about an ordinance that attempts to prohibit people from asking for change, a scourge it termed “aggressive panhandling.”
Make a threat on Facebook, go to jail. Where does the First Amendment stop and criminal assault begin? We talk to UW Law School professor Shubha Ghosh about the US Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in Elonis vs. United States.
Wisconsin Capitol Protestors score a major victory in court. The Monday Buzz hears from Marquette Law School’s Ed Fallone with a reaction.
On October 8, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced a settlement in the federal case about the recent crackdown on protests in the Wisconsin Capitol.
Since March, 2011, participants in the Solidarity Sing Along have gathered in the Wisconsin State Capitol rotunda at noon, sang songs of protest for an hour and dispersed. They have done this over 600 times and never applied for a permit for use of the rotunda. The Capitol Police, part of the state Department of […]
What does freedom of speech really mean? How can we better understand the dilemma and tension over public access to the Capital and what are the implications for our politics and our government system? On Wednesday August 8th, host Tim Hansel talked with local first amendment lawyer Jeff Scott Olson and Robert Asen, Professor of Communication Arts and resident fellow for the Institute for Research in the Humanities to answer these questions.