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NEFAC seeks nominations for annual citizenship and FOI awards

The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking applications for a pair of annual awards to recognize both private citizens and professional journalists who aggressively advance the people’s knowledge of what government is doing – or failing to do – on their behalf.

Presenting the 16th Annual Muzzle Awards

By Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism, Northeastern University When The Boston Phoenix ceased publication in March, I started casting about for a new home for the Muzzle Awards — an annual Fourth of July round-up of outrages against free speech in New England that I began writing in 1998, when I was on staff […]

Sunshine Week panel examines Citizens United decision

By Rosanna Cavanagh, executive director, NEFAC Suffolk Law School’s NEFAC chapter hosted a panel discussion as part of NEFAC’s observance of Sunshine Week entitled, The Donation Heard Around the World:  Citizens United and Its Effects on the 2012 Presidential Election.  The panelists included Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People,” Pam Wilmot, executive director of […]

NEFAC / Suffolk Law Panel Looks at How “Citizens United” Affected the 2012 Presidential Election

How did the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission play out during the 2012 Presidential election?

The ruling that cleared the way for corporate and union contributions to political campaigns changed the financial landscape in ways to be explored during a March 4 panel discussion organized by the Suffolk University Law School’s chapter of the New England First Amendment Coalition.