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  Ky. agency: White separatists can 'Adopt-A-Highway'
  National Alliance coordinator said state's initial response to cancel contract was knee-jerk reaction to bad publicity.     05.10.09
  Okla. student board accuses regents of censorship
  In letter to chancellor of higher education, members of student advisory panel say regents' staff altered their work, violated state's Open Meeting Act.     05.09.09
  Divided 6th Circuit panel sides with UAW in dispute over dues
  Jeffrey Reed claimed union failed to reasonably accommodate his religious objections to assisting the organization.     05.08.09
  Okla. House OKs adding commandments monument to Capitol
  On National Day of Prayer, lawmakers endorse measure 83-2, sending it to Senate for final passage.     05.08.09
  N.M. appeals court: City manager applications should be public
  Siding with Farmington newspaper, open-government group, judges say 'public's interest in disclosure outweighs the city's concern that fewer people will apply.'     05.08.09
  Senate hears dim forecast for newspapers' future
  Layoffs, closings and cutbacks have turned nation's newspapers into 'endangered species' as readers and advertisers rush to Web sites, says John Kerry, subcommittee chairman.     05.07.09
  Tenn. school can't bar religious phrases from student posters
  Federal judge issues ruling less than a year after finding same school district illegally promoted religion.     05.07.09
  Obama defends, curtails National Day of Prayer
  President has scaled back today's White House celebration while at the same time administration has asked for dismissal of lawsuit challenging day.     05.07.09
  N.J. appeals court tosses horse farm owner's defamation suit
  Karen Peterson had contested newspaper's report about horse's death, but judges say journalist quoted officials with direct knowledge of events and had no reason to believe info was false.     05.07.09
  Americans among 22 alleged extremists barred from Britain
  Talk-radio host Michael Savage tells that he's considering legal action against U.K. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for defamation.     05.06.09
  Iowa governor to release e-mails sent from private computers
  Move follows criticism that Chet Culver was using non-government e-mail accounts, servers to dodge public-records law.     05.06.09
  Government fights release of Spitzer wiretap documents
  Prosecutors ask 2nd Circuit to reverse ruling that ordered public disclosure of sealed documents in prostitution probe.     05.06.09
  N.M. agency sued for withholding records
  Lawsuit contends state finance authority wrongly refused to release copies of federal grand jury subpoenas.     05.05.09
  City refuses to release settlement terms in juvenile-rape case
  Newport News, Va., officials reject newspaper's FOI request, citing federal judge's order sealing the records.     05.05.09

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