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"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

William Pitt,
British statesman, 1783

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Aug. 22, 2008
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Religious exemptions to vaccinations

By Shaun McFall New research article examines contentious area of religious accommodation.
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Fla. town backs ex-principal in campaign against gay students
Many Ponce de Leon residents unhappy that David Davis was demoted after federal judge reprimanded him for conducting 'witch hunt,' suspending those who protested. 08.22.08

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

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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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