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Sept. 23, 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. student loses case in fake MySpace profile of principal
    By David L. Hudson Jr. Federal district judge rules 10-day suspension did not violate First Amendment because girl's off-campus posting 'is merely an attack on the school's principal' and false to boot. 09.23.08

    2nd Circuit: U.S. can't conceal photos of detainee abuse
    Unanimous three-judge panel rejects government argument that release of photos could incite violence against U.S. troops in Iraq. 09.23.08

    U.S. military frees Afghan journalist
    Jawed Ahmed, who was detained for 11 months, says his captors kicked him, forced him to stand barefoot in snow and didn't allow him to sleep for days. 09.23.08

    Board may need to redo meeting after protest, lockdown
    County board may have violated Arizona open-meetings law by closing doors for 90 minutes after evicting protesters from meeting. 09.23.08

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    ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

    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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