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We march, demonstrate and protest: We’re America

Aug 27, 2020

Gene Policinski discusses the history behind the March on Washington taking place tomorrow and how marches, protests and demonstrations, on the street and now online, are how the United States talks to ...

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Harsh words in presidential campaigns: Protected, nothing new

Aug 20, 2020

The high legal bar for public figures to successfully sue for defamation, combined with a historical judicial reluctance to intervene in political campaigns, allows candidates and their surrogates to sling ...

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Congress needs to act to protect USPS

Aug 14, 2020

Democrats have proposed over $3.6 billion for voting by mail at a time when casting ballots in person is a perilous chore for many. And they’ve asked for $25 billion to finally shore up the postal ...

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Scoring First Amendment freedoms: One step forward, two back and a draw

Aug 13, 2020

For First Amendment freedoms in recent weeks, it has been one step forward, two steps back and at best a draw — and we should be praising the progress and mad as hell about the setbacks.

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The cost to all citizens in a community when a newspaper closes

Jul 29, 2020

According to the study, “our main finding is that newspaper closures have a significantly adverse impact on municipal borrowing costs in the long run.”

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Fighting over the meaning of First Amendment freedoms

Jul 16, 2020

Gene Policinski discusses the current fight over the meaning of the First Amendment's 45 words, explaining many arguments and examples of people's theories, opinions and ideas of free expression in today's ...

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Coronavirus coloring and activity pages for kids and families — from Kid Scoop

Jul 14, 2020

Newspapers can publish these as two full pages or four half pages (see graphics).

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In its first live-broadcast oral arguments, Supreme Court discusses several First Amendment issues

May 21, 2020

Lata Nott discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the court to shift to a remote teleconferencing format, opening up the court's inner workings to a larger audience allowing greater transparency ...

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What words make up a ‘true threat?’ Well, that depends

May 14, 2020

Gene Policinski discusses the meaning behind what makes up a “true threat” and how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted American’s First Amendment protection of speech.

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