Category: Legal Issue: Freedom of Speech

Los Angeles Council to Crack Down on ‘Disruptive’ Citizens; Critics Call it a Pattern

By JW August, journalist and Past President of Californians Aware It seems like the Los Angeles City Council doesn’t like the public asking too many questions. That’s according to two long-time council watchers, who say that’s...

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Court: Border Patrol needs better reasons for photo ban

By JW August, journalist and Past President of Californians Aware A lawsuit challenging what amounts to a No Photo Zone policy of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has a new lease on life.  An appellate court said U.S....

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CalAware’s report card—and a plea

Californians Aware, the nonprofit organization fighting for your rights to open government, free speech and protected reporting, needs your help as never before. After our first dozen years working in the courts and the...

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Bill outlawing release of illegal recordings flawed?

A bill on its way to the Governor may not outlaw all disclosures of illegally recorded communications with medical providers. AB 1671 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) would amend the Penal Code to add: A person who...

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State Bar, CalTech Face Whistleblower Suits

WHISTLEBLOWERS Whistleblower suits claim retaliation for accusing colleagues of altering records at the State Bar, spying for Israel at CalTech FREE SPEECH Hearing set in suit against West Covina School District for barring...

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