Entitled White Man Denied First Amendment Right to Wear Shirt on Plane 

Yesterday, we learned that the First Amendment does not guarantee one the right to play baseball. Today we have more devastating news: The same amendment that doesn't guarantee you to have your opinions go uncriticized does not allow a dude to wear a vulgar shirt on a plane just because he might know how to say "uh, » 3/24/15 12:30pm 3/24/15 12:30pm

Annoying 8th Grader Suspended and Arrested For Wearing Gun T-Shirt

8th grade West Virginian Jared Marcum got in big trouble — suspension, arrest, and two charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process — for wearing a shirt defending his Second Amendment rights. Now, he's arguing that the school's reaction violates his First Amendment rights. Related: Jared Marcum seems… » 4/19/13 5:20pm 4/19/13 5:20pm

Rhode Island Flower Shops Sued for Refusing to Deliver Flowers to…

After Jessica Ahlquist, unabashed teenage atheist and crusader against bullshit, successfully sued her Rhode Island high school to take its prayer mural taken down last January, we hoped that she'd be able to take her $40,000 scholarship and ride off triumphantly into college sunset, confident that she'd be equipped… » 2/03/13 3:30pm 2/03/13 3:30pm

Epic Troll Larry Flynt Responds to Allegations of Sexism with a Bunch…

Okay. So, as you've probably heard, this month Hustler printed a "satirical" photo of conservative pundit S.E. Cupp sucking a great big Photoshopped dick. Predictably, both frothing right-wingers and weary feminists complained about it. Because, no. Now Flynt has finally weighed in on the Cupp kerfuffle (THANK GOD),… » 5/25/12 6:00pm 5/25/12 6:00pm

Payback Is a Bitch for Abortion Clinic Protestors, Thanks to a…

Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlord of a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called Reproductive Health Services Clinic. So he knows a little something about dealing patiently with anti-abortion protesters. But when they started calling him at home at all… » 3/30/12 1:00pm 3/30/12 1:00pm

Santorum Says Separation of Church and State Makes Him 'Want to Throw…

Our beloved constant companion Rick Santorum took to ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning to expound offensively a number of topics, but perhaps his most shining moment was when he took very relevant political force John F. Kennedy to task for his 1960 remarks on the separation of church and state.… » 2/26/12 8:45pm 2/26/12 8:45pm

Atheists Give Brave Teen Scholarship for Standing Up to School

When Jessica Ahlquist sued her Rhode Island High School to get a prayer mural taken down, she got a lot of shit — including from state lawmakers. But now, an atheist group has given her a big gesture of support — a $40,000 scholarship. » 2/20/12 5:00pm 2/20/12 5:00pm

Why the Supreme Court's New Religion Decision Is So Awful

Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided that a religious institution can fire a minister at will, regardless of federal employment laws. And religious groups may get to choose who they consider to be "ministers." Here's why that's a terrible idea. » 1/12/12 6:00pm 1/12/12 6:00pm

How Nicole Richie Complaining About Cow Shit Could Change TV Forever

The Supreme Court's about to hear a case that will determine whether or not network TV and broadcast radio can finally be freed from the shackles of decency requirements. Thanks in part to expletives uttered by the likes of Cher and Nicole Richie, networks may soon be held to the more lax standards of their cable… » 1/06/12 2:15pm 1/06/12 2:15pm

Author Of Pedophilia How-To Arrested

The author of The Pedophile's Guide To Love And Pleasure has been arrested on obscenity charges. But it's not clear if there's a strong legal case against him. » 12/20/10 6:05pm 12/20/10 6:05pm

Christine O'Donnell Doesn't Know Much, But She Knows She's Winning

You guys, Christine O'Donnell is totally going to win, no matter what those stupid polls say. And when she does, she's super psyched to reach across the aisle and work with Democratic Senators. Like, um ... » 10/21/10 11:56am 10/21/10 11:56am

More And More Judges Banning The Word "Rape" At Sexual Assault Trials

Tory Bowen, now 21, was roofied as a Nebraska college student, and when she awoke, according to the Kansas City Star, she was being raped. Sounds pretty straightforward, but a judge in Lincoln prohibited Bowen from using the word "rape" during her testimony. The term "sexual assault" was also verboten. The judge… » 6/09/08 9:30am 6/09/08 9:30am