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"[Newspapers] have a special place in society and an obligation to be the voice for those without a voice. We are a watchdog."

Orage Quarles III,
publisher, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., 2001

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July 26, 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


Wayne State University sued by anti-abortion student group
Student council denies request by Students for Life for funds to put on a week of events. 07.26.08

Federal judge refuses to force reporter to reveal sources
However, grand jury plans to subpoena Washington Times' Bill Gertz to find out who leaked information for story on export-conspiracy indictments. 07.25.08

Utah broadcasters subpoenaed in bribery probe
Prosecutors are seeking edited, unedited tapes of interviews as they investigate allegations that candidate in GOP primary race for state treasurer tried to bribe opponent. 07.25.08

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

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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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