Tag: First Amendment

Former senator and NFL Pro Bowler speaks out on National Anthem debate

Commissioner Kenney concerned protesters are losing message to divisive politics JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the national debate over the issue of protest vs. respect for the National Anthem continues across the U.S., all eyes still remain on the National Football League, where the issue has come into the spotlight […]

Dark money debate turns into a question of honor on the Senate floor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Honor. That one single word, a simple term, affects everything in the Missouri Senate in their every action, thought, or emotion. Ethics. Another word, one that seems to go hand-in-hand with the first. Having finally finished the budget late Thursday night, the Senate returned Friday morning […]

MO Supreme Court hears oral arguments on St. Louis primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a case involving the constitutionality of the voter registration requirement for state representatives. Rep. Joshua Peters, D-St. Louis, may or may not have a primary race against his contender Rachel Johns because she only registered in the […]

Haahr bill on student journalism draws wide support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Student journalists around the state may have a new champion in Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield. He is sponsoring a bill that would protect the First Amendment rights of high school and university journalism students from prior restraint by school administrators. The Walter Kronkite New Voices Act would allow […]

MU professor Click charged with assault

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri professor Melissa Click was charged with third degree assault by Columbia City Prosecutor Steve Richey Monday morning for her involvement in student protests at the university which took place in November. Click achieved widespread notoriety after she was captured on video calling for “some muscle” to either […]

MU Police Dept. faces backlash to email asking for reports on hate speech

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri police department sent an email to students Tuesday, asking them to report any hateful or hurtful speech on campus. It has not gone over well. The University of Missouri is now threatening police force against speech. #Mizzoupic.twitter.com/rex4XcB7Z1 — Thomas Bradbury (@Thomas_Bradbury) November 10, 2015 […]