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Minn. judge restricts #BlackLivesMatter protest

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The movement is taking root and pledges to reverse current societal trends that, in racist fashion, devalue the lives of people of color.

Should you take selfies in a ballot booth?

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A law in N.H. seeks to protect people from having to prove they voted a certain way, but it may ban speech that should be protected.

Dwarfs object to school mascot in Freeburg IL

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Should Freeburg Comm H.S. near St Louis change its mascot from the Midgets to something else to avoid offending dwarfs?

Madison board bans shirts with Indian teams

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A Wis. school district has banned, say, team jerseys that have Native American mascots. We're neutral on the morals but think banning T-shirts was a mistake.

Hold your applause at graduation or go to jail

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Millions of high school students are joyfully graduating. Sometimes, requests to hold applause until the end of the ceremony are taken too seriously.

Online threats depend on intent of speaker

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The Supreme Court ruled threatening words only count as a "crime" if the speaker intended to make a threat.

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.

Video of police action at Md. Common Core info session

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A community member is arrested at a meeting during his impassioned attempts to ask the state's school officials about the Common Core.

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.