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No appeal for graduation ceremonies in churches

A school district in Wisconsin will have to abide by the ruling from the 7th Circuit that it can't conduct graduation ceremonies in a Christian church.

Cyberbullying law challenged in court

Laws that make it a crime to commit cyberbullying are increasingly being challenged on free speech grounds, but nothing yet from a high court.

Can’t take away a ‘privilege’ by denying free speech

A few days ago, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling concerning the First Amendment right of free speech that could...

Two standards govern student free speech

The Second Circuit recently found that schools could bar certain religious references at school-sponsored ceremonies and assemblies.

The Constitution & a state championship series

Editorial judgement in our ongoing report of a poll about the possibility of an Illinois state championship series in marching band developed by the IHSA requires us to look at a case appealed last year to the Seventh Circuit.

Freedom of speech, religion in cheerleading sign

A Texas high school cheerleading group is using religious sayings and texts to inspire their team, and a court is allowing it temporarily while it considers both sides of the First-Amendment debate.

DJ arrested for DJ’ing in Chicago

Chicago police arrest a DJ at an "illegal" party. They charged him with unlawful use of a weapon (gun) and acting as a DJ without a license.

Mont. court may decide if assisted suicide is a right

Is assisted suicide a right people have under state constitutions? This has to do with the right of privacy.