For high school students, free speech is no joke (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes Narrowly drawn as Supreme Court justices tried to make 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' ruling, don’t be surprised when many school officials and judges use it to find new grounds for censoring students.     07.08.07
 
  Revived ‘Fairness Doctrine’ would be anything but fair (commentary)
  By John Seigenthaler Enforced 'fairness' is unconstitutional on its face; and despite supposed influence of right-wing radio, Democrats are doing well.     07.04.07
 
  Fireworks over journalists’ donations raise issue of ‘journalist as citizen’ (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski Many news professionals claim to be a special class when it comes to protecting sources, but some apparently also want to be 'just like any citizen' when it comes to giving money to candidates.     07.01.07
 
  Did student-speech rights go up in smoke? (commentary)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Court's ruling in 'Bong Hits' case limits student speech, but it wasn't a complete disaster.     06.27.07
 
  'Play in the joints' in the religion clauses (analysis)
  By William K. Norton Analysis of Supreme Court tests to resolve conflicts between the two extremes of the religious-liberty clauses: total government accommodation of religion vs. total separation.     06.26.07
 
  First Amendment claims get mixed reception at Court (analysis)
  By Tony Mauro Rulings shed light on how more conservative majority looks at the First Amendment — and how the moderate-liberal wing is losing ground.     06.26.07
 
  Prosecuting hate crimes (commentary)
  By Nat Hentoff Recently passed House bill would give federal government greater power to define which free expression of our 'biased' thoughts will lead to heavier criminal sentences.     06.25.07
 
  American Muslims face double threat (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes Whenever radicals use Islamic teachings to justify violence, all Muslim Americans are affected by the fallout.     06.24.07
 
  Brentwood's First Amendment impact may be limited (analysis)
  By Tony Mauro Concurrences warn against taking rationale in lead opinion too far in restricting certain speech.
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  FCC chairman pans common-sense ruling on ‘fleeting expletives’ (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski In case involving Cher, Nicole Richie, 2nd Circuit decision won't unleash torrent of televised indecency that agency says it fears.     06.17.07