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Distributor asks state high court to end prohibition of 'vulgar' beer label
Colorado trial judge had ruled that state could bar label to 'shield the public' from 'unfit' material.   11.09.00

Death sentence overturned because of prosecutor's biblical references
Federal appeals panel says First Amendment 'requires us to be especially vigilant in guarding against religious argument.'   11.08.00

Federal appeals panel upholds computer child-porn law
4th Circuit joins two other appeals courts in upholding federal law expanding definition of child pornography to include images that appear to be of a minor.   11.07.00

Curses aimed at cops not 'fighting words,' rules state appeals court
Virginia man's words didn't have 'direct tendency to provoke an immediate breach of the peace by reasonably trained police officers,' say judges.   11.03.00

Federal appeals court again denies religious group access to school facilities
Louisiana chapter of Christian Coalition says it will appeal 5th Circuit decision to the Supreme Court.   11.02.00

Federal appeals panel: ABC not reckless in exposé on eye clinic
Judges determine that clinic failed to produce sufficient evidence that network acted with actual malice in airing 'PrimeTime Live' investigation.   11.01.00

Federal appeals panel rejects fraternity's free-association claim
University of Pittsburgh officials had right to revoke local chapter's status as student organization after drug raid, judges say.   10.31.00

NYC had right to fire officer who sent racist mail, federal judge rules
Plaintiff's 'conduct amounted to private interest dressed in public garb,' court says.   10.30.00

Pro-marijuana group prevails in challenge of city's parade-permit laws
Gainesville, Fla., ordinances lack necessary procedural safeguards to protect First Amendment rights, federal appeals panel says.   10.27.00

Nudist magazines are not obscene, federal appeals panel says
'These magazines qualify for First Amendment protection because of their political value,' judges write.   10.26.00



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