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"With freedom of speech, the accent is not on the speech itself but the right to say it. And the right of the freedom of the press is the right to read it or hear it."

Lenny Bruce,
comedian, 1965

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July 25, 2008
ANALYSIS

Benjamin Bache & the fight for a free press

By Ronald K.L. Collins Fiery publisher's Aurora newspaper enraged Washington, Adams, other Federalists. Part 1
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OTHER HEADLINES


Va. city council's prayer policy gets backing of 4th Circuit
Court finds rule barring sectarian blessing doesn't violate councilman's rights because opening prayer is government, not individual, speech. 07.25.08

11th Circuit: State can't force students to stand for Pledge
But panel agrees with part of statute that allows parents to have ultimate say over whether their children will take part in daily recitation. 07.24.08

Christian college wins appeal in financial-aid dispute
Federal judge had upheld Colorado's denial of scholarships to school's students, but 10th Circuit panel finds program 'discriminates among religions without constitutional justification.' 07.24.08

Lawmakers chide attorney general for opposition to shield bill
Michael Mukasey tells House committee that current laws limiting government's ability to force reporters to reveal sources are adequate. 07.24.08

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

Ruling against expression is no music to inmates’ ears
By David L. Hudson Jr. 3rd Circuit defers to Pennsylvania prison officials's claims that allowing inmates to play in independent bands posed security risk. 07.23.08

In marriage debate, divorce church from state
By Charles C. Haynes Maybe we should separate secular from sacred by drawing a bright line between civil arrangements and the sacrament of marriage. 07.20.08

For better or worse, wild wild Web being fenced in
By Gene Policinski Legislation, court decisions, self-imposed restrictions and private vendor rules are creating limits in wide-open speech country. 07.13.08

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