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broadcast journalist, 1994

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Aug. 4, 2009
ANALYSIS

Few First Amendment cases this term, but ...

By Tony Mauro Significant disputes involving campaign finance, religious displays and animal cruelty depictions slated for fall.
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OTHER HEADLINES


North Korea: 2 U.S. journalists pardoned
Former President Clinton's surprise private mission is to free jailed Americans Euna Lee and Laura Ling, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's Current TV media. 08.04.09

Pa. high court abandons plan to destroy juvenile court files
Justices say they now support preservation of as many as 6,500 court records of minors who appeared before corrupt judge between 2003 and 2008. 08.04.09

Federal judge backs most La. limits on lawyer ads
However, court throws out new rule limiting attorneys' use of celebrity endorsements, two others that govern lawyers' Internet ads. 08.04.09

2 groups don't have to register under N.M. campaign law
Federal judge says state's threat to prosecute New Mexico Youth Organized and SouthWest Organizing Project violated their First and 14th Amendment rights. 08.04.09

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

A look at animal-cruelty law at issue in Stevens case
By Adam Ezra Schulman Legislative history shows that bill was passed to outlaw 'crush videos'; case before Supreme Court does not involve such depictions. 08.04.09

Should schools ban teachers in religious garb?
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
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

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