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  Openness should govern public petitions, too (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski Names of contributors to state and local ballot initiatives are important for the voting public to know.     02.08.09
 
  Inauguration 2009: our first freedom in a week of firsts (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes President Obama's choices of language and inaugural participants signals an embrace of believers of all faiths as well as nonbelievers.     02.01.09
 
  Withholding crime info: good reasons, bad practice (commentary)
  By Douglas Lee Phoenix police say they're trying to protect privacy; in Savannah, a new electronic system is planned; but the victim is openness in government.     01.28.09
 
  Ruling: Disorderly conduct charge didn't violate man's speech (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Citing little First Amendment precedent, federal magistrate rules against snowmobiler who gave middle-digit salute to Maine game warden.     01.27.09
 
  4th Amendment ruling could influence First Amendment law (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Justices re-examine principle of qualified immunity in Pearson v. Callahan.     01.27.09
 
  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
 
 
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