South Hadley discloses Prince settlement

Slate reporter Emily Bazelon sued after Town ignored requests for public records concerning settlement following student's suicide.

Superior Court orders disclosure of Prince settlement details

With ACLU help, Slate reporter Emily Bazelon sought public records about deal reached after suicide of South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince.

Occupy Boston plaintiffs agree to voluntary dismissal

"The Occupy Boston movement, and its important message about economic justice, will continue despite the loss of the Dewey Square encampment. We should all admire the manner in which the protesters sought out and won helpful court intervention and then ultimately respected the Court's decision when it went against them and peacefully left Dewey Square," said attorney Howard Cooper of Todd & Weld.

Freedom of speech on trial

Carol Rose

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for

What do get when you take America's overly-broad conspiracy and material support laws and mix them with efforts by federal prosecutors to criminalize unpopular speech?

Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security

Decision today threatens writers and journalists, academic researchers, translators, and even ordinary web surfers.