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Gene Policinski: On Constitution Day, honor the documents that keep us free

Constitution Day has become an annual fixture each Sept. 17 in the nation’s schools since it was mandated by Congress in 2004 – and 2012 may well be the best year yet for understanding its history and appreciating its meaning.

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Gene Policinski: Free speech rights travel at speed of bytes

As it made the quantum leap from parchment to paper through the electronic era to digital formats, First Amendment law on freedom of expression has lagged behind technology. Today, this delayed legal reaction is playing out once again with Twitter, Facebook and the World Wide Web.

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Inside the First Amendment: Privacy in the high-tech information age

Just how much should we worry about privacy? Near-daily incidents demand that we as a society redraw the line between our private lives and our public personas. The “public” is that part of us found in public records, subject to ...

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