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"In a democracy, the freedom of discussion, the right to information and the freedom of expression [are] of the highest value. Without them, democracy turns into a caricature."

Jacek Zakowski,
television critic, Gazeta Wyborcza, Warsaw, Poland, 1998

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Aug. 21, 2008
ANALYSIS

Telephone-harassment statutes

By Josh Tatum State-by-state compilation of telephone-harassment statutes.
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6th Circuit supports Tenn. school's Confederate flag ban
Panel points to race-related incidents in ruling that school officials could bar symbol because they could 'reasonably forecast' that it would cause disruption. 08.21.08

Federal judge: Man's anti-war T-shirts express 'core political speech'
Arizona can't prosecute Dan Frazier under state law that bars sale of products that use military casualties' names without families' permission. 08.21.08

Copyright holders must weigh fair use, federal judge says
Ruling is first to require content owners to consider fair use of their material before demanding that Internet sites such as YouTube take down material. 08.21.08

NYC to pay $2 million to anti-war protesters
City agrees to settle lawsuit brought by 52 activists who say they were unjustly arrested in 2003 while demonstrating against Iraq war. 08.21.08

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

3rd Circuit rejects juror anonymity in Wecht trial
By Douglas Lee Saying that in most cases openness outweighs risks of identifying jurors, appeals panel holds that press has right to know their names. 08.20.08

Why I am boycotting the China Olympics
By Charles C. Haynes For all of the hype about how giving China the Olympics would lead to more openness and concern for human rights by Beijing, the opposite has taken place. 08.14.08

Much is at stake in journalist-shield bill
By Gene Policinski A look at issues, settled and unsettled, in the proposed Free Flow of Information Act in the Senate that would protect the press from having to divulge confidential sources. 08.10.08

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