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First Amendment Ignorance: Survey Reveals Land of the Free and Uninformed

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

OK, "ignorant" may be too harsh a word, but how else do we label the twin facts that only 14 percent of adults in the United States know that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the press and that nearly 30 percent cannot name a single right guaranteed by that amendment?

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...