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  Cheney ordered to save vice-presidential records
  Bush administration's legal position 'heightens the court's concern' that some documents may not be preserved, says federal judge.     09.22.08
  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
  FTC warns against bogus cancer cures
  One herb company's attorney argues that agency's campaign against product claims amounts to government censorship.     09.21.08
  Tenn. State Univ. honors expelled Freedom Riders
  College presents 14 activists with honorary degrees 47 years after dismissing them for participating in historic rides.     09.20.08
  9th Circuit rebuffs fired air marshal's whistleblower claim
  Robert MacLean had argued that when he leaked memo to news media it wasn't labeled as 'sensitive' information.     09.19.08
  Calif. city, Buddhists settle zoning fight
  Agreement, which ends two-year legal dispute, will allow congregation to move forward with plans to build temple in Garden Grove.     09.19.08
  Federal judge dismisses libel case against John Grisham
  Lawsuit had accused best-selling author, others of defaming plaintiffs in books criticizing prosecution in two Oklahoma murder cases.     09.19.08
  Hackers break in to Palin's e-mail account
  Secret Service asks Associated Press for copies of leaked messages, which have circulated widely online; news service won't comply.     09.18.08
  Neb. court throws out jury award in hog-farm case
  Defamation case brings first appellate review of state law meant to eliminate lawsuits aimed at stopping people from taking part in government proceedings.     09.18.08
  Fla. city's ban on saggy pants ruled unconstitutional
  Public defender for teen who spent night in jail urged judge to strike down Riviera Beach's law, telling him: 'Your honor, we now have the fashion police.'     09.18.08
  Dallas County changes policy to settle turban case
  In June 2006, Amardeep Singh was ordered out of courtroom for refusing to remove religious headwear.     09.18.08
  W.Va. high court releases chief justice's e-mails
  Move comes one day after lower court orders messages' disclosure, ruling judicial officers aren't exempt from state's open-records laws.     09.17.08

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