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By Adam Newton
Lawyer & contributing writer
and Ronald K.L. Collins
First Amendment Center scholar
"Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
— from the First Amendment

Ariz. ballot measure would limit ballot measures
For an initiative to pass, a majority of all registered voters would have to approve it — not just a majority of those actually voting. 10.13.08
S.D. measure targeting government-funded lobbying fails
Opponents, who had labeled initiative a gag law, said it would have restricted free speech, wasted taxpayer money and weakened voice of communities in state decisions. 11.06.08

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