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Bill of Rights

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Palm Beach Post

A federal judge has ruled that a city law imposing a buffer zone on abortion protesters violates free-speech rights and has ordered the city not to enforce it. The law — enacted in October after someone set fire to the Presidential Women's Cen

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Reuters

New York City may be known as a centre of artistic expression, but a judge dismissed a lawsuit that argued people have a constitutional right to recreationally dance in any bar or restaurant. [So much for the 1st and 9th Amendments.]

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

But Officer Caviness said he "didn't even realize it was a political sticker." He said he just noticed the final 4 letters. "I wasn't even going to write a ticket," Caviness said. "I was just going to tell her it'

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Christian Science Monitor

A year after Florida became the first state to allow citizens to use deadly force against muggers, carjackers and other attackers, the idea is spreading. South Dakota has enacted a similar law, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels plans to sign such a m

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New York Times

In 5 internal reports made public as part of a lawsuit, NYC police commanders candidly discuss how they had successfully used "proactive arrests," covert surveillance and psychological tactics at political demonstrations in 2002, and recomm

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WSPA News Channel 7

But he has found support from campus leaders. "The reaction from the administration has not been one to shut these people down but to let students exercise these rights," says Andrew. And that's a lesson this student hopes to take all t

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Common Dreams

In a civil disobedience protest against the war in Iraq, 7 peace activists were arrested holding a banner that read, “God Forgive America" in front of the White House. Charged with the federal misdemeanor of demonstrating without a permit, fined

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Common Dreams

“This is the first time in my 45 years judicial career where chivalry has been used as a defense,” Judge Faircloth quipped prior to issuing a guilty verdict and sentencing. “I don’t buy the chivalry defense. I consider this a grievous offense.”

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Christian Science Monitor

The US government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity.

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Associated Press

Following a wave of negative publicity and pressure from the government, several Web sites that peddled people's private phone records are calling it quits. The Federal Trade Commission conducted a sweep of 40 sites known to have been selling pri

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New York Times

The demonstrators arrived angry, departed furious. The police had herded them into pens. Stopped them from handing out fliers. Threatened them with arrest for standing on public sidewalks. Made notes on which politicians they cheered and which ones t

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Associated Press

Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is raising the possibility that records sought in the CIA leak investigation could be missing because of an e-mail archiving problem at the White House. [burn the tapes]

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Associated Press

Beverly Young, wife of Rep. C.W. "Honest Injun" Bill Young of Florida, chairman of the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee—was removed from the gallery because she was wearing a T-shirt that read, "Support the Troops — Defending

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