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Judge strikes down DC ban on carrying gun for self defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fig ...

Town that won SC decision for prayer to open meeting with atheist

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) -- An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer. Dan Courtney, 52, a mechanical engineer, said he a ...

Supreme Court to hear church appeal of sign restrictions

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide whether an Arizona town violates the First Amendment by restricting where and when a church can place signs advertising Sunday morning services. The justices will hear ...

Supreme Court will hear appeal over online threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear. The court on Monday agreed to take up th ...

Federal Judge Upholds DC Gun Registration Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Thursday upheld registration requirements that are part of the gun laws in the nation's capital, approving of measures that make owners take a gun safety class, be photographed and fingerprinted and re-register their ...

ACLU: Silent protests are protected speech

The American Civil Liberties Union says the silent protests at last week's City Council meeting were "protected speech" and that the protesters shouldn't have been forced from the chambers. The ACLU of New Mexico is now representing some of the silen ...

Rutgers students against freedom of speech

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 50 Rutgers University students are staging a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick to protest the school's decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the university's commencement next mon ...

Retired Liberal SC Justice Wants Changes to Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinking about ways to prevent a repeat. The result is Stevens' new book — ...

Shock at Waco-like Showdown Ripples Across the West

UPDATE: Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins 'Range War' With Feds. A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. From ABC News ...

Mississippi legislature approves religious freedom bill

Supporters of Mississippi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act say its aim is to protect believers, not to discriminate against gays. The bill, after two re-draftings, passed both houses by large margins Tuesday. In the House, the vote was 79-43 and i ...


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