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Sept. 22, 2008
COMMENTARY

Inalienable yet undefended?

By Gene Policinski 2008 State of First Amendment survey reveals many don’t seem to fear government fiddling with our rights.

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    Pa. newspaper loses appeal of $3.5 million libel verdict
    State appeals court upholds ruling that Citizens' Voice defamed businessman and one of his companies. 09.22.08

    Journalists swept up in GOP convention protests won't face charges
    'This decision reflects the values we have in St. Paul to protect and promote our First Amendment rights to freedom of the press,' mayor says in statement. 09.22.08

    Campaign cash dries up with takeover of mortgage giants
    Whether Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae PACs come back in some form likely will depend on next Congress, says House committee chairman. 09.22.08

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    Freedom under fire: Israel and the lessons of 9/11
    By Charles C. Haynes Recent visit highlights how a country under constant terrorist siege manages to preserve vigorous free speech and dissent. 09.11.08

    Common sense — and good law — prevails in student-speech dispute
    By Gene Policinski Decision squarely affirms that non-disruptive student speech, be it on issues of international interest or on local policies, is protected. 09.07.08

    Should churches mix God and politics?
    By Charles C. Haynes Polls show many religious Americans tiring of faith-based politics, but maybe the real question isn't whether churches should be politically engaged, but how. 08.31.08

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