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Gene Policinski: ’Tis the season for First Amendment tweetout

Give the First Amendment — and the nation — a unique gift this holiday season: On Dec. 15, “tweet” your support for this 220-year-old guarantor of our basic freedoms. And don’t stop there. Round out the holidays by making that ...

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Gene Policinski: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns limited by First Amendment

The comparisons have already started — police in Egypt attacking demonstrators with clubs and tear gas, and police in a number of U.S. cities breaking up “Occupy” camps with clubs and tear gas. If you’re a demonstrator in Cairo or ...

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Opinions – 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 6/20/11

Civil Rights Reasonableness of use of force BOTTOM LINE: In lawsuit against police officers arising from the officer’s execution of a search warrant, district court did not abuse its discretion by failing to give plaintiffs’ requested jury instructions because, reviewed ...

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