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Feb. 9, 2010
ANALYSIS

How Alaska court dealt with sincerity of religious belief

By Robert M. Bernstein In case involving marijuana juice, appeals panel took rare step of ordering a hearing for couple to explain religious nature of ritual.
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OTHER HEADLINES


2 men challenge federal law barring lies about military medals
Attorneys representing men charged with violating Stolen Valor Act say First Amendment protects almost all speech that doesn't hurt someone else. 02.09.10

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

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ANALYSIS/COMMENTARY

Blog: 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. 02.08.10

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

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