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  First Amendment doesn’t shield us from private infringements (commentary)
  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 (analysis)
  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 (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes Legislation poised for final approval would not criminalize sermons against homosexuality, as some fear.     10.25.09
  Federal judge apologizes for 'erroneously' allowing cameras in court (commentary)
  By Douglas Lee Although Illinois jurist's misstep drew admonishment from 7th Circuit, it might also become Exhibit A in the effort to open federal courtrooms to electronic coverage.     10.20.09
  Texas student appeals T-shirt ruling to high court (analysis)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. If justices decide to hear 'Pete' Palmer's case, they could provide needed guidance in school dress-code disputes.     10.20.09
  ‘Free press’ doesn’t mean ‘free news’ (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski Internet changed how traditional news media can support financially their ability to report news, keep watch on government.     10.18.09
  Blog: Interview examines uproar over safe-schools official (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes Conversation touches on Kevin Jennings controversy involving the U.S. Department of Education.     10.16.09
  Court may re-examine pretrial publicity (analysis)
  By Tony Mauro Ex-Enron executive argues 'massive' publicity, 'extraordinary community passion' created 'presumption of juror prejudice.'     10.14.09
  Cheerleading for Christ: not in public schools (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes Students representing their school can't proclaim religious messages at football games — but fans can, and did, at a Georgia school.     10.11.09
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