Inalienable yet undefended? (commentary)
  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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      Freedom under fire: Israel and the lessons of 9/11 (commentary)
      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 (commentary)
      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? (commentary)
      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
     
      Basic rights aren't up for a vote (commentary)
      By Gene Policinski Those who think gay students can be silenced because town disapproves should recall Jefferson's 'tyranny of the majority.'     08.27.08
     
      Let’s hope convention cities respect right to protest (commentary)
      By Gene Policinski To shut down demonstrations, police and public officials must have more supportable reasons than vague concerns over order, safety or image.     08.24.08
     
      3rd Circuit rejects juror anonymity in Wecht trial (commentary)
      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
     
      Telephone-harassment statutes (analysis)
      By Josh Tatum State-by-state compilation of telephone-harassment statutes.     08.18.08
     
      Why I am boycotting the China Olympics (commentary)
      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