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  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
 
  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
 
  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
 
  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
 
  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
 
 

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