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Inside the First Amendment: High court rulings reinforce free speech (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has given us two terms of remarkable support for free expression — in cases remarkable for speech that many, if not most, of us really, really dislike. Its ruling June 27 that the states cannot forbid ...

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Bartlett, other House members sue Obama over strikes in Libya

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. The lawmakers say Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the ...

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Walkersville creates larger buffer around funerals

WALKERSVILLE — A Maryland town is making it harder for groups like the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church to protest at funerals. The town of Walkersville on Wednesday approved an ordinance that requires demonstrators to stay 1,000 feet away from funerals, ...

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Inside the First Amendment: Internet access means trouble for dictators (access required)

More than 2 billion people across the globe have Internet access and there are some 5 billion mobile-phone subscriptions, according to the 2010 Human Rights Report released this month by the U.S. Department of State. As we saw in Tunisia ...

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