Notes for Monday – August 18, 2014

A recent web search showed that the words “free press credentials” mostly resulted in listings for a few commercial sites that are selling flaky press passes. Sadly, our own spin-off site, The Constitution First Amendment Press Association (, which provides free press credentials that are legitimate didn’t even make Google’s first page of search results. 🙁 To cure this under-representation, any readers who have personal web sites or blogs are encouraged to make a mention, with a link, and include the words “free press credentials” in their post. Many thanks, folks!

On a related note: Police in Ferguson, Missouri recently ordered people to turn off their cell phone cameras. The legitimate response to these situations: Just politely say “no” to police who don’t respect the First Amendment.