The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second

102847051_d035620755_qEight days after a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 20 young students, 6 staff members and fueling a national discussion on gun controlThe Journal News in Lower Hudson, New York, published an interactive map of all residents in its community who possessed a firearms permit.

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The ‘Mugshot Racket’ II: A Commercial Purpose Exemption?

When Tim Donnelly, a 26-year-old job seeker, Googled his name recently he found that the first link provided was that to a mugshot of him taken seven years ago. He got into a fight as a teenager and was arrested for criminal trespass and assault. According to Donnelly, the trespass charge was dismissed and the assault charge was downgraded to disorderly conduct. “I have since learned better,” he said.

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