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Romney, Paul Among Those Receiving Dubious Honors

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Idaho regulators who banned the sale of Five Wives Vodka out of fear of offending tee-totaling Mormons and a Missouri legislator who ...

State Dept., Florida Lawmakers Cited For Free Speech Violations

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Enacting a law that bars doctors from discussing gun safety with their patients. Slicing the "f-word" from a designated free-spe...

Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and First Amendment Rights of College Faculty

David Moshman | Posted 06.18.2011 | College
David Moshman

We should not be lulled into complacency about the state of academic freedom. At the academic core of teaching and research, intellectual freedom is no longer protected by the First Amendment.

Colorado Theatre Smoking Ban

The Denver Post | John Moore and Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review what has been called the first state court decision upholding the extension of a smoking ban to theatric...