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"I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions."

Vaclav Havel,
former president, Czech Republic, 1989

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May 11, 2009
ANALYSIS

How free is student speech?

By David L. Hudson Jr. Despite 40 years of rulings addressing student expression, questions remain.
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OTHER HEADLINES


Lawyer: Iran frees jailed U.S. journalist
Appeals court suspends sentence; Roxana Saberi may leave country immediately. 05.11.09

Wash. city officials accused of using e-mail to skirt meetings law
Yakima Herald-Republic says messages it obtained show that several councilors worked together outside public eye to agree to change city's budget policy. 05.11.09

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. (See video of program) 05.11.09

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

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

Around the globe, religious freedom under assault
By Charles C. Haynes 2009 report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom should be required reading for policymakers in Washington, D.C., elsewhere. 05.10.09

5th Circuit: Garcetti doesn't apply to elected officials' speech
By David L. Hudson Jr. Court sends case challenging Texas' open-meetings law back to district court for pre-Garcetti First Amendment analysis. 05.06.09

High court turns deaf ear to prison-music case
By David L. Hudson Jr. Justices won't consider Pennsylvania inmate's free-expression challenge of closure of prison program. 05.05.09

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