Vera Eidelman

Vera Eidelman is Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

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This broken system violates the First Amendment because it infringes both the authors’ right to speak as well as the public’s right to hear them. (Photo: Victoria Pickering/ Flickr) Views
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The Government’s System of Censoring Its Former Employees Is Unconstitutional
Individuals don’t lose their First Amendment rights by entering into government service. By now, that is black letter law. You wouldn’t know this, though, from the system of lifelong censorship that the government imposes on former intelligence agency employees and military personnel. Under this...
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The government has dismissed Native Americans, state farmers and ranchers, and residents of nearby states who opposed the pipeline as outside agitators. (Photo: David Goldman/ AP) Views
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented a New Legal Term to Target Pipeline Protesters
The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The state’s governor has dismissed them as “out-of-staters who come in to disrupt.” And other officials have similarly leveraged long-debunked and harmful tropes,...
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