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Rox Laird

Rox Laird

Rox Laird has written about the courts, legal issues, and constitutional law for more than three decades. An editorial writer at The Des Moines Register and a reporter at the Des Moines Tribune, he specialized in writing about the First Amendment and public access to government information. He was recognized by the Iowa Supreme Court in 2015 for his “strong voice in support of justice.” He has been recognized by the Iowa Association for Justice and Iowa Legal Aid for his writing.

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Latest Articles by Rox Laird

Michigan Supreme Court will require preferred personal pronouns

Under the new rule, Michigan courts must use an individual’s name, the designated salutation or personal pronouns, or “other respectful means.”

Iowa city says it was right to eject street preacher from public event

Cory Sessler says the city of Davenport violated his First Amendment rights by censoring his message and expelling him from a downtown festival.

Iowa defends ‘ag-gag’ laws before federal appeals court

A lawyer for the state told the appellate court that “those who style themselves journalists are not exempt from the law.”