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Lawn Cross Becomes First Amendment Flash Point

Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion

By Richard Khavkine Religion News Service LIVINGSTON, N.J. (RNS) It started as a simple gesture. But it could have implications far beyond the ...

Tennessee Considers Bill That Makes Following Shariah A Felony

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is considering making it a felony to follow some versions of the Islamic code known as Shariah, the most severe measure...

The Super Bowl Slippery Slope: Advertising and Free Speech

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

I have to start off with an admission. I haven't watched the Super Bowl in over twenty years. Bone crushing violence does nothing for me. I prefer...

Lydia Guzman, Immigration Advocate, Uses Text Messages To Warn Of Arpaio Crime Sweeps

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHOENIX — An advocate for immigrant and civil rights has started using text messages to warn residents about crime sweeps by a high-profile Ariz...