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Inside the First Amendment: Laws are not best way to thwart Westboro (access required)

Whatever your thoughts about the controversial Fred Phelps family and their Westboro Baptist Church — and for most Americans, those thoughts are negative — the group continues to find ways to grab headlines and public attention. In the wake of ...

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Inside the First Amendment: Partisan blogger Breitbart is reviled and revered (access required)

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is highly partisan, frequently newsworthy and, likely depending on your political views, to be roundly admired or soundly criticized. But Breitbart is credited by all with first reporting the indiscreet tweets of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. ...

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Inside the First Amendment: A lesson some educators can’t seem to learn (access required)

Wanna keep a secret? Betcha can’t — particularly when it involves an arrest and later the resignation of a local teacher. But when allegations of improper conduct by a teacher are involved, principals still keep trying to stifle the news ...

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Inside the First Amendment: World press freedom comes at a cost (access required)

Thanks to the First Amendment, I’m free to write these words and you’re free to read them. But for about 84 percent of the approximately 6.9 billion people with whom we share this planet, that’s not the case. They live ...

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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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