freedom of expression

Teacher reaches settlement with Sandwich Schools over firing for music video

ACLU says removal of substitute teacher violated First Amendment.

Westfield Mayor accepts federal court ruling that he violated opponents' First Amendment rights

Property owner and politicians sued Mayor Daniel Knapik for ordering campaign signs removed just before municipal elections decided by fewer than 30 votes. Parties agree Knapik to pay $53,000 for attorneys fees.

Federal court rules Westfield mayor violated opponents' First Amendment rights

Property owner joined politicians in suit against Mayor Daniel Knapik, who ordered signs removed.

Targeting teenage rapper smacks of prosecutorial abuse


Carol Rose

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

An 18-year-old high school student from the Boston suburb of Methuen is facing two decades in prison, charged with "communicating a terrorist threat."The young aspiring rapper, Cameron D’Ambrosio, a/k/a Cammy Dee, reportedly posted the following to his Facebook page on May 1, 2013: "Fuck a Boston bomb wait till u see the shit I do, I'm be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!"