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  By Gordon T. Belt Summary, status of bills being considered by Congress that involve First Amendment freedoms.     12.29.09
 
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  By David L. Hudson Jr. Lawsuit brought by Jehovah's Witnesses led to one of the most memorable Supreme Court opinions in First Amendment history.     12.28.09
 
  A few ironies beset our first freedoms in 2009 (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski Challenge in 2010 will be to avoid gutting the meaning of our five freedoms even as courts continue to interpret them.     12.27.09
 
  Memo to jail officials: Rethink postcard-only policies (commentary)
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Rules meant to curb contraband, boost security, reduce costs are unconstitutional 'exaggerated response.'     12.22.09
 
  Threats to religious liberty in 2009: mountains and molehills (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes In many nations, government is the major threat to religious liberty — but in the United States, we are often our own worst enemy.     12.20.09
 
  Free-speech advocates cheer dismissal of Dixie Chicks case (commentary)
  By Douglas Lee First Amendment backers had eyed case with concern in light of recent willingness of some judges, juries to punish fair and accurate reporting of public records.     12.15.09
 
  Will federal government become more open? Jury still out (commentary)
  By Gene Policinski New plans for releasing more agency information — if carried out — will go a long way toward improving lukewarm rating President Obama has gotten from freedom of information advocates.     12.13.09
 
  Blog: an appreciation of C. Edwin Baker, 1947-2009 (commentary)
  By Ronald K.L. Collins First Amendment scholar extraordinaire often took maverick view of principles of free expression.     12.11.09
 
  Court to resolve split over rules for campus clubs (analysis)
  By Tony Mauro 7th, 9th Circuits disagree about whether religious groups can be forced to accept members who don't share their beliefs.     12.08.09
 
  Hark! The herald angels sing — or maybe not (commentary)
  By Charles C. Haynes First Amendment solution is stunningly simple: Schools should plan holiday programs that are educational in purpose and balanced in content.     12.06.09
 
 
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