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Know Your Caller Act clears House unanimously
First Amendment expert Rick Kaplar says measure targeting telemarketing practices raises question of compelled speech and is overly broad.   10.02.00

Federal appeals panel strikes down parts of Wisconsin city's adult-business law
City can't pass 'such stringent restrictions that the dance no longer conveys eroticism nor resembles adult entertainment,' judges say.   09.29.00

Federal appeals panel: Investigation chilled outspoken residents' speech
Judges say federal agency's probe of three Californians opposed to housing project violated their First Amendment rights.   09.28.00

Church can't distribute copyrighted book, federal appeals panel rules
Asking permission to copy and disseminate another's work may be an 'inconvenience,' but is not a 'substantial burden on the exercise of religion,' judges say.   09.27.00

Federal appeals panel upholds Chicago park permit rules
Pro-marijuana group had argued that regulations violated the First Amendment.   09.20.00

Federal appeals panel upholds Tennessee voter-registration law
Plaintiff had contended that requiring disclosure of Social Security number forced him to violate his religious beliefs.   09.19.00

Former professor’s retaliation claim rejected by federal appeals panel
Judges base ruling on jury finding that defendants would have fired professor even if he had not criticized his superior.   09.15.00

Students can wear logos protesting school dress code, says federal judge
Court finds that Wilson County, Tenn., students' protest 'embodies exactly the kind of speech that is entitled to First Amendment protection.'   09.14.00

Federal appeals panel: School district's bulletin boards not free-speech zones
Judges rule California teacher doesn't have First Amendment right to post messages criticizing district policies.   09.13.00

Ex-prison guard's retaliation suit gets green light from federal appeals panel
Court says Arkansas corrections officials can be held liable for alleged First Amendment violations.   09.08.00



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