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Feb. 8, 2010
COMMENTARY

Probation ban on court attendance held too broad

By David L. Hudson Jr. California appeals court says going to court is part of First Amendment right of petition.
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OTHER HEADLINES


Mass. high court: Sexual instant messages to minors are legal
Justices say Legislature must change statute to bar such texts; state senator says she'll file legislation 'to bring this law into the 21st century.' 02.08.10

Alito objected to Obama's history claim
On basis of justice's questions in Citizens United arguments, it seems clear he took issue with assertion that ruling 'reversed a century of law.' 02.08.10

Muslim group files complaint over Calif. mayor's remarks
Council on American-Islamic Relations claims R. Rex Parris violated civil rights of non-Christians when he said Lancaster was 'growing a Christian community.' 02.08.10

Federal judge dismisses suit filed by Tony Alamo followers
Members claimed Arkansas state agency infringed on their religious rights when it seized children from their compound. 02.07.10

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

Civil rights effort drew on all 5 First Amendment freedoms
By Gene Policinski How assembly, religion, petition, press, speech all played crucial roles in march toward racial equality and justice. 02.07.10

Blog: Curse tree-trimmers at your own risk
By David L. Hudson Jr. Arkansas woman who confronted tree workers and cops crossed the line into fighting words, court rules. 02.04.10

Blog: D&D is DOA in prison ruling
By David L. Hudson Jr. 7th Circuit upholds Wisconsin prison ban on role-playing games by inmates. 02.01.10

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