Free Speech

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Christians aren’t exempt from campus speech protections

By Laura Edghill
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Free Speech | Mary Beth Tinker was just 13 when she spoke out against the Vietnam War by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in 1965. When the school suspended her,

Catholic student wins free speech case in Michigan

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Education | Last week, a federal district court in Michigan ruled in favor of a student disciplined for expressing views against homosexuality. Judge Patrick Duggan…

Supreme Court denies gruesome abortion image case

Supreme Court denies gruesome abortion image case

By Alissa Robertson
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Abortion | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a Colorado ruling that bars protesters from displaying graphic images of abortion in places that…

Oklahoma man challenges ‘sacred’ license plate

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Free Speech | Pastor Keith Cressman is suing the state of Oklahoma, claiming the standard Oklahoma license plate violates his freedom of speech. The Oklahoman reports that a…

Privacy vs. security

By Edward Lee Pitts
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National Security | Lawmakers are divided on phone records sweep

Florida county agrees to atheist monument

By Andrew Branch
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Religion | “There are only two ways to show equality: all or none,” said Ken Loukinen, a regional director for American Atheists. Bradford County, Fla., is…

Midday Roundup: The government wants to know when you phone home

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | What privacy? The Obama administration admitted today it has requested massive amounts of phone records from Verizon Communications, one of the nation’s…

Balancing free speech and accountability

By Les Sillars
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Media | The Obama administration’s seizure of reporters’ emails and phone records revives calls for a federal ‘shield law,’ but that may not be a good idea

Obama administration proclaims right not to be offended on campus

By Les Sillars
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Free Speech | Colleges and universities across the country could soon be forced to adopt a definition of “sexual harassment” so broad critics say it leaves almost every…

Globe Trot: Little concern over latest religious freedom report

By Mindy Belz
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International | The State Department on Tuesday released its 2012 International Religious Freedom Report. In particular, the report highlights “undue and inappropriate…

Signs and Wonders: Tea Party protests IRS in court

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Sue the IRS. On Monday, a coalition of conservative groups announced it would file a class action lawsuit against the IRS for what the groups call “illegal…

Speaking terms

Speaking terms

By Joel Belz
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Military | What happens to free speech in a regulatory era?

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