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  Wash. jury sides with district in fight over school newspaper story
  Four students claimed their reputations were ruined when Emerald Ridge High School's JagWire included their names, sexual histories in story about oral sex.     04.23.10
 
  Comedy Central censored 'South Park' segment, producers say
  Trey Parker, Matt Stone say network removed speech about intimidation and fear from show after radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting Prophet Muhammad.     04.23.10
 
  Federal court won't hear challenge to Neb. flag-desecration law
  But judge lets claims against funeral-protest law proceed, says Shirley Phelps-Roper can raise questions about flag statute's constitutionality during her criminal case in state court.     04.22.10
 
  Amazon: N.C. bid to collect taxes violates free speech
  Online retailer says disclosing names, addresses of buyers would harm customers who may have bought controversial books or movies.     04.21.10
 
  Google discloses demands for censorship, user data
  Country-by-country breakdown marks first time Internet search leader has provided detailed look at censorship, data requests it gets from regulators, courts and other government agencies.     04.21.10
 
  Justices strike down animal-cruelty video ban
  High court says federal law violates First Amendment.     04.20.10
 
  Idaho election law unfair to independents, federal court finds
  Magistrate judge sides with Arizona resident who claimed he was unfairly barred from collecting signatures in Idaho to get independent presidential candidate on state ballot.     04.20.10
 
  Group sues over exclusion from Mont. charitable program
  Montana Family Foundation claims state violated its free speech by barring it from employee-donation program because of its religious views.     04.20.10
 
  High court hears Christian group's challenge to campus bias rules
  Christian Legal Society claims University of California law school violated its freedoms of speech, religion and association when it was denied recognition as student group.     04.19.10
 
  Police seize hundreds of photos from Va. campus newspaper
  Student-press expert says action against The Breeze likely violated federal law, which prohibits search of newsrooms for unpublished newsgathering materials.     04.19.10
 
  Army dismisses soldier who recorded violent rap song
  Lt. Col. Eric Bloom said top brass decided to discharge Spc. Marc A. Hall instead of taking him to trial in part because he admitted his guilt.     04.19.10
 
  Destruction of videotapes documented in CIA e-mail
  According to records released under FOIA request, President Bush's top lawyer and her CIA counterpart didn't find out waterboarding tapes were destroyed until after the fact.     04.17.10
 
  6th Circuit: Ohio anti-porn law is constitutional
  Three-judge panel finds statute aimed at protecting children from online pornography, predators doesn't violate First Amendment or commerce clause.     04.16.10
 
  'Twilight' hits another milestone: ALA list of challenged books
  Multimillion-selling series ranks No. 5; Lauren Myracle's 'IM' series bumps And Tango Makes Three from top spot.     04.15.10
 
  Marine's anti-Obama Facebook comments stir debate
  'There's this illusion that when we sign our contract and voluntarily commit, that we lose our right to speak out,' Sgt. Gary Stein tells San Diego newspaper.     04.15.10
 
  Ky. wins top rating for openness in government spending
  Comprehensive Web site wins state the only A in 50-state study; only six states rated B.     04.14.10
 
  Mass. governor signs bill updating obscenity law
  Measure closes loophole that led state high court to overturn conviction of man accused of sending explicit text messages to girl.     04.14.10
 
  Ky. parents can inspect child's educational records
  Attorney general's office says parents have 'absolute right' to all school documents relating to their children, including e-mails between teachers and administrators.     04.13.10
 
  Battle over 'Fighting Sioux' nickname ends
  State high court affirms Board of Higher Education's decision to retire University of North Dakota logo.     04.13.10
 
  Miss. city's employees barred from talking to reporters
  Under new policy, Waveland workers can't give interviews, statements, or press conferences without prior approval from mayor or city attorney.     04.13.10
 
  'Muzzle' awards feature unusually diverse group of winners
  By David L. Hudson Jr. Public school officials, prison administrators are among those featured on this year's list of top censors; notably absent is President Obama's administration.     04.13.10
 
  Va. can ban alcohol ads in college newspapers
  In 2-1 ruling, 4th Circuit majority finds restriction doesn't unduly limit free-speech rights.     04.12.10
 
  3rd Circuit revives group's fight for N.J. 'Choose Life' plates
  Three-judge panel sends suit back to lower court, saying state's decision to deny tag may have amounted to impermissible 'viewpoint discrimination.'     04.12.10
 
  Fla. man sued for $15K over negative eBay remark
  Seller Elliot Miller, a Miami Beach lawyer, seeks damages against Michael Steadman for ruining his 100% customer-approval rating and 'commercial reputation.'     04.12.10
 
  North Face, South Butt settle legal dispute
  Clothing giant's lawsuit had claimed Missouri teenager's products violated copyright.     04.12.10
 
 

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