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  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
  Jury award to fired Ore. pastor upheld
  Appeals court finds that church can't use First Amendment defense against defamation lawsuit in case involving accusation of theft.     02.09.10
  Feds wrongly tracked Wis. pro-, anti-abortion activists
  Groups seek release of threat-assessment report prepared by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and shared with local police, state intelligence center.     02.09.10
  Arbitrator sides with former Calif. newspaper editor
  Santa Barbara News-Press owner ordered to pay more than $900,000 in fees stemming from dispute with Jerry Roberts.     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
  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
  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
  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
  Rowdy W.Va. student basketball fans under fire
  University official warns students after profanity at game reaches such volume it was heard on national TV.     02.06.10
  3rd Circuit rulings cloud issue of off-campus student speech
  One panel of judges upholds suspension of eighth-grader for fake MySpace page; another panel says school officials can't punish senior for his parody page.     02.05.10
  Justice Thomas defends Citizens United ruling
  Supreme Court jurist also says some criticisms of the high court 'border on being irresponsible.'     02.05.10
  Springsteen wants name off lawsuit against NYC bar
  Music-industry group is demanding licensing fees from Manhattan bar where band performed two of New Jersey rocker's songs.     02.05.10
  St. Louis ordered to nix anti-leafleting law
  Under consent judgment in ACLU lawsuit, city will stop enforcing ordinance, which made it a crime to place fliers on parked cars, and remove it from books.     02.05.10

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