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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.
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.
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.
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.
Religious exemptions to vaccinations
By Shaun McFall
New research article examines contentious area of religious accommodation.
Gag order lifted on MIT students who exposed subway fare flaws
Federal judge says Massachusetts agency was unlikely to succeed on claim that students violated computer-fraud law, doesn’t rule on collegians' free-speech argument.
Company to ditch anti-nuke billboard at airline's request
'It's disturbing that a private tenant (Northwest Airlines) in a public, taxpayer funded building can dictate' what ads can be displayed, says Union of Concerned Scientists media director.
Univ. of Ill. under fire for not opening Obama-related files
College says it can't yet release records related to Democratic candidate's service to nonprofit group because unidentified donor hasn't turned over ownership rights.
Rabbi fights order to halt home prayer meetings
Backed by Maine Civil Liberties Union, Moshe Wilansky is asking zoning board to annul order because it violates his right to practice his religion.
Inmate’s scribble on cell wall ruled a true threat
By David L. Hudson Jr.
Wisconsin appeals court unswayed by argument that penciled words constituted 'hyperbolic emotional outburst.'
Calif. high court sides with lesbian in dispute with doctors
Two Christian fertility specialists who refused to artificially inseminate Guadalupe Benitez have neither free-speech right nor religious exemption from state law, justices decide.
Conn. judge won't allow release of ex-inmate's records
Associated Press had requested prison documents related to case of man who served 18 years for crime he didn't commit.
Fla. court limits access to D.C. Madam's suicide photos
Judge says pictures can be viewed under state's public-records law but can't be copied or published.
Jack Landau, 'First Amendment guerrilla,' dies
Veteran reporter helped organize Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 1970.
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