All 5 freedoms played election roles (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski As millions saw the Newseum front wall displaying the First Amendment at inauguration, it was a time to reflect on the 45 words that keep us free.     01.23.09
  In gray area involving fees, justices back union (analysis)
  By Tony Mauro 'Right to work' advocates lose in Locke v. Karass, a case from Maine challenging portion of fees designated for national litigation.     01.22.09
  Judge rejects student's blog claim, allows T-shirt issue to proceed (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Federal judge hands Connecticut school officials a victory, but trial will proceed on student Avery Doninger's censorship claim.     01.20.09
  Are ‘so help me God,’ inaugural prayer still appropriate? (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes We might ask what practices are relevant and appropriate in a pluralistic nation where 84% belong to different religions — and 16% have no religious affiliation.     01.18.09
  8th Circuit: Limiting Wiccan inmates' observance OK (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Panel rules Iowa prison didn't substantially burden prisoners' religious practice by allowing three hours for ceremony instead of the requested eight.     01.17.09
  Targeting speech to snuff out terror (commentary)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Several countries have passed laws banning speech that glorifies terrorism, but would such efforts in U.S. threaten long-standing legal principles?     01.16.09
  How much should site owners control free speech online? (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski An emerging question is whether the Web is so pervasive, so vital that providers have become like utility companies, private in ownership but public in impact.     01.11.09
  Solicitor-general nominee: impressive First Amendment resume (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Harvard law dean Elena Kagan has written extensively in defense of First Amendment principles on a variety of issues.     01.08.09
  Welcome to our new gateway! (commentary)
  Resource center for issues involving religion, religious liberty in public schools.
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