Monthly Archives: March 2013

Phantom Marriages in a DOMA Hypo Fail

By Tom Watts Yesterday, in the DOMA oral argument, Justice Scalia appeared to make a logical mistake, which created phantom marriages acknowledged by law but never created by law. He was picking up a hypothetical asked twice by Chief Justice Roberts, but he did not appear to have thought it through. As originally posed, the question…

Will the Supreme Court strike down affirmative action?

By Nick Nehamas Abigail Fisher claims she didn’t get into the University of Texas at Austin because of her skin color. Fisher’s lawyers argue the school violated her constitutional rights by taking race into account when it denied her admission. “There were people in my class with lower grades who weren’t in all the activities…

Death, Taxes and Journalism: A Way Forward for Nonprofit News at the IRS

This is a guest post by Josh Stearns, the Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director of Free Press. He has published numerous reports on press freedom, journalism, media consolidation and public media, and he speaks regularly about community engagement, activism and the future of journalism. Before joining Free Press, Stearns coordinated policy and communications efforts…

Death, Taxes and Journalism: A Way Forward for Nonprofit News at the IRS

By Jonathan Peters This is a guest post by Josh Stearns, the Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director of Free Press. He has published numerous reports on press freedom, journalism, media consolidation and public media, and he speaks regularly about community engagement, activism and the future of journalism. Before joining Free Press, Stearns coordinated policy and communications…

Protecting student journalism that serves democracy

By Jonathan Peters This is the front end of an essay I co-authored with Frank LoMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.  The essay appeared in full Friday in The Atlantic. Follow me @jonathanwpeters on Twitter. This is not your father’s journalism industry. NBC News has a Storify page, the New York Times has a Tumblr, and…

Protecting student journalism that serves democracy

This is the front end of an essay I co-authored with Frank LoMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.  The essay appeared in full Friday in The Atlantic. Follow me @jonathanwpeters on Twitter.  This is not your father’s journalism industry. NBC News has a Storify page, the New York Times has a Tumblr, and PBS has a Pinterest…

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