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"Their silence did not surprise me. In the past Chinese had paid dearly for speaking out; now yielding was instinctive. Doing without and expecting the worst had become a way of life. Like victims of a prairie fire, they quaked at the mere striking of a match. After surviving nightmares, they aborted dreams."

Bette Bao Lord,
author, 1990

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Nov. 3, 2009
TOP NEWS

Right to know vs. right to carry

News release First Amendment Center hosts panel on public access to gun-permit records; coverage to follow.
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OTHER HEADLINES


3rd Circuit rejects Pittsburgh's abortion-clinic access law
Unanimous three-judge panel finds either set of distance limits could by itself be legal, but that combined, the zones violate First Amendment. 11.03.09

Supporters of sealing Tenn. gun database seek very same records
AP study finds that list of more than 257,000 handgun-permit holders was recently requested by state Republican Party and direct mail contractor that has done work for GOP. 11.03.09

Scrooge strikes early: Ohio village cancels Christmas parade
Mayor says logistical problems, lack of sponsor were main reasons for cancellation, but that name change to 'holiday' parade also drew criticism. 11.03.09

Ind. teens punished for racy MySpace photos sue high school
ACLU, which filed suit, says administrators violated two girls' free speech by banning them from extracurricular activities for posting sexually suggestive photos during their summer vacation. 11.03.09

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

First Amendment doesn’t shield us from private infringements
By Gene Policinski Protections for religious liberty and free expression apply only when government actions are involved. 11.01.09

7th Circuit: Group can't display pamphlets at Ill. state park
By David L. Hudson Jr. Panel rejects challenge from preservation group, saying lawyers 'treated us to a barrage of unhelpful First Amendment jargon.' 10.28.09

Say what you want, hate-crimes bill protects free speech
By Charles C. Haynes Legislation poised for final approval would not criminalize sermons against homosexuality, as some fear. 10.25.09

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