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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 WorldNetDaily.com 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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  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
 
  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
 
  Calif. teacher's creationism comment violated First Amendment
  Federal judge finds Capistrano Valley High School instructor has no 'legitimate secular purpose' in telling students that creationism is 'superstitious nonsense.'     05.04.09
 
  Calif. high court won't hear girls' appeal of expulsion
  Justices let stand lower court ruling that allowed private religious school to expel two students for alleged lesbian relationship.     05.04.09
 
  D.C. Circuit tosses ex-detainees' religious-abuse suit — again
  Supreme Court had asked appeals judges to reconsider case in light of its ruling that detainees have some constitutional rights, but judges say that decision did not change their reasoning.     04.27.09
 
  Wis. students sue to halt graduations in church
  Lawsuit contends setting violates Elmbrook School District students' and parents' constitutional rights by creating atmosphere that makes non-Christians uncomfortable.     04.24.09
 
  Vote caps decade-long gay-marriage fight in Conn.
  Before sending measure to governor, General Assembly amends bill to protect religious-liberty rights of those who oppose same-sex marriage.     04.23.09
 
  9th Circuit revives challenge to Ariz. school tax credit
  Arizona Supreme Court upheld state law in 1999 in case that contested how statute was written; current lawsuit targets how law is being applied.     04.22.09
 
  Gay couple sues La. over denial of marriage license
  Lawsuit claims state constitutional ban violates First Amendment 'by curtailing the right to marry based upon a religious interpretation of the nature and purpose of marriage itself.'     04.22.09
 
  Judge orders review of FBI records on Muslims
  Decision comes amid nearly three-year battle by ACLU and 11 groups, activists to obtain files they say would prove agency is unlawfully targeting Muslims in Southern California.     04.21.09
 
  Justices turn down challenge to jury's use of Bible
  Death-row inmate in Texas had claimed his constitutional rights were violated when jurors consulted biblical passage during deliberations.     04.20.09
 
  FBI accused of asking Muslims to spy
  Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan asks attorney general to investigate after groups say members have been approached to monitor people coming to mosques.     04.17.09
 
  La. school board revises policy on pre-meeting prayers
  Attorney for Tangipahoa officials says changes aren't result of ACLU lawsuit challenging guidelines.     04.16.09
 
  Fla. district to keep rule requiring students to stand during Pledge
  Marion County superintendent's announcement comes during meeting attended by dozens of veterans who opposed changing student code of conduct.     04.15.09
 
  Texas district to let Native American student keep long hair
  Decision comes after Jesus Figueroa's parents sued, saying his right of religious expression was violated when he received on-campus suspension for refusing to cut shoulder-length locks.     04.14.09
 
  Author, experts examine legacy of school-prayer ruling
  By Lance Conzett First Amendment Center hosts 'Godless Public Schools — Fact or Fiction?' program to discuss 1963 opinion, religious freedom today.     04.10.09
 
  Group suing military seeks top chaplain's ouster
  Foundation's call for Army to court-martial Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver comes on day he designated for prayer, fasting for chaplains.     04.10.09
 
  3rd Circuit upholds Philadelphia police ban on Muslim scarf
  Police department had argued that accommodating Officer Kimberlie Webb would severely damage agency's appearance of 'religious neutrality.'     04.09.09
 
 

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