By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no legal or historical precedent for closing U.S. borders to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, but neither is there any Supreme Court case that clearly prevents a president or Congress from doing so. Legal experts are divided over how the high court would react to Republican […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With May underway, spring has officially sprung! And so has news for all of our Asian friends in the media. From controversial band names to casting news, see what’s happened during the last month with pop culture. “The Slants” lose their appeal to register band name Simon Tam, founder […]
The United States Supreme Court has an opportunity to settle once and for all the illegality of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It has the opportunity to help ensure that it never happens again.
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly The curtain has closed on Huong Hoang’s real-life legal drama with the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb — at least for now. The actress, who uses the stage name “Junie Hoang,” sued the company after it published her birth date on her IMDb profile. Hoang had initially posted a […]
SINGAPORE — Last month, The New York Times Co. apologized and agreed to pay Singapore’s prime minister and his two predecessors approximately 160,000 Singapore dollars ($114,000) for a story that described the city-state’s leaders as an Asian political dynasty.
“No” was the answer I received when I requested membership for the Seattle Chinese Post in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) in the 1980s. The white executive director denied us when I asked for membership stating that it would be discriminatory because the Chinese-language paper could only be read by a certain group of people.
OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) — A former South Vietnamese army lieutenant who fled after the Communist takeover has been awarded $225,000 for defamation after being called a Communist sympathizer, according to The Olympian newspaper. Turning aside defense warnings of damage to freedom of expression, a Thurston County Superior Court jury on April 16 sided in favor […]