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  NYPD quietly drops policy on videotaping political activity
  NYCLU, which has challenge to police surveillance rules pending in federal court, says department changed regulation last year but group wasn't notified until last month.     11.13.08
  Mich. minister jailed for warning that judge faced God's wrath
  ACLU, which is handling Rev. Edward Pinkney's appeal, says case may be 'first time in modern history that a preacher has been imprisoned for predicting what God might do.'     11.13.08
  Newspapers seek government records in anthrax inquiry
  'The public has a right to know why [Stephen Hatfill] was targeted,' says attorney for New York Times and Los Angeles Times.     11.13.08
  Lawsuit revives controversy over nude musical revue
  Gay arts group claims Milwaukee ordinance is unconstitutional because it gives officials 'unbridled discretion' over permit process.     11.12.08
  Jonesboro deposition remains sealed for now
  Judge rules videotape of Andrew Golden, one of two boys who killed five people at middle school in 1998, won't be released until after civil lawsuit.     11.12.08
  2 Calif. high school newspapers shuttered
  ACLU sues after Tomahawk is scrapped; students decry cancellation of Scots Express after one issue.     11.12.08
  High court won't hear challenge to sealed case
  Legal newspaper publisher — backed by press advocate, 29 media groups — had sought access to case involving woman who claimed employer fired her because she had abortion.     11.11.08
  Federal judge won't toss White House e-mail suit
  Court allows two watchdog groups to pursue their case as they press government to recover millions of possibly missing electronic messages.     11.11.08
  Judge OKs private meetings between Philly mayor, City Council
  Two newspapers had sued to open closed-door budget briefings, which their reporters had been barred from attending.     11.11.08
  Federal judge sides with 2 outspoken Detroit teachers
  Court orders Stephen Conn and Heather Miller restored to classrooms, calling them competent educators who were punished for exercising free speech.     11.10.08
  FBI kept file on journalist David Halberstam
  Graduate students obtain documents — which show agency monitored prize-winning author's reporting for more than 20 years — by filing FOIA request.     11.10.08
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