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The diminishing public view

The new norm has become that we citizens have no reasonable expectation of privacy (witness the NSA’s amassing of warehouses of information about us) but the government that we elect and support with our tax dollars has every expectation of privacy and shutting the public out has become the new norm (see the recent report by the international group, the Committee to Protect Journalists).

Mass. SJC sides with embalmer in free speech case

By Laura Crimaldi, director, New England First Amendment Coalition The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently sided with an embalmer who lost his license after crude comments he made about handling remains were published in The Boston Phoenix. Troy Schoeller certainly didn’t spare anyone the gritty details of his life’s work when speaking to the Phoenix […]