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  Should schools ban teachers in religious garb? (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes New Oregon law accommodates those whose faiths require certain dress — except for public school teachers.     08.02.09
  Deputy learns Mom was wrong, words can hurt you (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. 7th Circuit agrees Wisconsin sheriff's retaliation against Michael Schuh may have been 'childish,' but it was legal.     07.30.09
  How a 'facial challenge' could play out in animal-cruelty case (analysis)
  By Rachel Seeman Collins High court hostility to practice of challenging a law as unconstitutional on its face means the justices might prune the doctrine even further.     07.28.09
  An American midsummer night’s reflection: freedom (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski Considering free-expression crackdowns around the globe, we might take a few moments from vacations to appreciate how freedoms are protected here.     07.26.09
  Man silenced at school board meeting loses First Amendment claim (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Parent had tried to voice objections to a school-banquet slide show and a coach replacement, but was told both topics were off limits.     07.24.09
  Texas court asserts protections for online reporter (commentary)
  By Douglas Lee Case pitting Joe Kaufman of Front Page Magazine against Islamic groups underscores difficult question of who is a journalist.     07.21.09
  In public schools, which holy days are holidays? (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes In considering whether to add Muslim holy days, New York City officials should only look at what’s best for school system — and for education of all students.     07.19.09
  Cameras in Court may get boost (analysis)
  By Tony Mauro Nominee says that if confirmed, she'd wait for right time to discuss issue with colleagues.
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      Insider dinners with news outlets leave the public hungry (commentary)
      By Gene Policinski Closed-door sessions with no public involvement, reporting or outcome seem a poor approach to allaying distrust of news media.     07.12.09
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