How free is student speech?
By David L. Hudson Jr. Despite 40 years of rulings addressing student expression, questions remain.
U.S. journalist freed by Iran
Country's judicial spokesman said Roxana Saberi's jail term was reduced to suspended sentence, she was free to leave country. 05.11.09
Iowa prison guard fired over bumper sticker gets jobless benefits
Judge found officials treated Derek White differently than other workers who also displayed disparaging sticker. 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
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.
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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