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No appeal for graduation ceremonies in churches

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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

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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

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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

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

The Constitution & a state championship series

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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

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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

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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

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