Yes, the only person who cares that Hulk Hogan has a sex tape is Hulk Hogan, and he is doggedly pursuing Gawker to remove all traces of the sordid romp. Read More
Nudists have taken this whole being-naked-at-all-times thing to a new and musical level; now the naturists want police to come after them with cuffs any time they drop trou in public.
So on Wednesday, notorious nudists Gypsy Taub and George Davis are going to try again to lure the cops by staging a "body freedom dance performance" accompanied by violinist Erik Hoffman. This lewd performance will begin at noon -- admission is free. Read More
Under pressure from First Amendment and privacy advocates, prosecutors from the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office have dropped an effort to retrieve Twitter communications from two people charged in connection with a violent Oct. 6 demonstration. Read More
In Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment to the Constitution allows corporations, much like individuals, to make independent political expenditures without restriction. The ruling helped spawn a new wave of so-called super PACs that are dominating political spending in the 2012 presidential campaign. Read More
As we pass Monday’s 67th anniversary of the U.S.’s dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, let us renew our commitment to work for peace in our world. More than 220,000 Japanese people were killed and gravely injured by the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and later Nagasaki. Many others suffered cancers caused by the radiation fallout. Read More
A San Francisco pregnancy center has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that a law allowing The City to take legal action against centers that mislead women into thinking they can get abortions there violates its First Amendment right to free expression. Read More
Richard Preston helped with the cleanup missions after the Vietnam War. He also was stationed in Germany and Pakistan, and served in the Gulf War. But for the past four weeks, the 53-year-old Army veteran has been at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco to stand with the national Occupy movement.
“I’m here because I have to be,” Preston said. “Both federal and state are messed up. They won’t even help their vets out. It’s not proper.” Read More
Misdemeanor charges have been filed against two men who allegedly obtained a misplaced iPhone 4 prototype last year and sold it to the blog Gizmodo, making international news among Apple junkies anxious to preview the device.
Yet no charges will be filed against the bloggers who bought, disassembled and revealed the phone’s features after an Apple employee mistakenly left it at a Redwood City bar, prosecutors said. Read More
Federal appeals court: Saying “Jesus” during public prayer is unconstitutional
As in most counties in America, the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, North Carolina, begins its public meetings with an invocation. These prayers are given by local religious leaders on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read More
Those who paint U.S. Supreme Court justices with a broad brush only prove they don’t really understand the court.Justice Antonin Scalia was dead wrong in striking down California’s restriction on selling horribly violent video games to children. And Justice Clarence Thomas did a spectacular job of showing why the founders would uphold this law. Read More