freedom of expression

"You helped me realize that the law can be a tool to foster social justice."

On Thanksgiving, thanks to Juliana Morgan-Trostle, who gave us permission to share this email she wrote to Bill Newman, ACLU of Massachusetts attorney and director of our western Massachusetts legal office in Northampton. Bill helped in 2008 when Amherst Regional High School tried to restrict a student production of The Vagina Monologues.

Don’t be misled: ACLU supports students’ rights to freedom of expression

We have been contacted by a number of people concerned about Kevin Cullen's column criticizing school officials in Duxbury for prohibiting high school students from wearing t-shirts supporting a now-fired coach/teacher (Teaching the wrong lesson at Duxbury High, Boston Globe, Oct. 21).

Teacher reaches settlement with Sandwich Schools over firing for music video

ACLU says removal of substitute teacher violated First Amendment.

Westfield Mayor accepts federal court ruling that he violated opponents' First Amendment rights

Property owner and politicians sued Mayor Daniel Knapik for ordering campaign signs removed just before municipal elections decided by fewer than 30 votes. Parties agree Knapik to pay $53,000 for attorneys fees.

Federal court rules Westfield mayor violated opponents' First Amendment rights

Property owner joined politicians in suit against Mayor Daniel Knapik, who ordered signs removed.