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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

Feds dropping charges against pro-Israel lobbyists
Critics had accused government of trying to criminalize back-channel discussions between officials, lobbyists and reporters that are commonplace in nation's capital. 05.01.09
Stimulus plan's lobbying limits could squelch the right to petition
By Gene Policinski Obama administration directive has good intentions but overloooks First Amendment rights. 04.05.09

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