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AFP

A real estate agent in Houston who blogged about Anna Nicole Smith was jailed for contempt last week in a defamation case brought by the late Playboy model’s mother. Bloggers are increasingly the targets of such litigation, which are testing the bounds of free speech.

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NYtimes.com/

President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a t

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Wendy McElroy

US congressmen proposed legislation to label satellite providers of incendiary TV stations as terrorist organizations -- the latest attempt by lawmakers to prevent radical anti-American propaganda from hitting the airwaves, even abroad.

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wired.com/

Whoever transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass or cause substantial emotional distress to a person, using electronic means to support severe, repeated and hostile behavior, shall b

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tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/

No person can lose the right of Habeas Corpus or be confined for an indeterminate length of time - in these cases seven years - without charges being speedily brought against them. What a long "interrogation period!" Seven years?

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Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States tells the Tucson Police Department to GET A WARRANT!

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Ritholtz.com/blog

Let’s review your tax dollars at work: Godlman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson lobbied the SEC to allow the 5 largest iBanks to be exempt from net capital rules, and then leverage up 40 to 1. Which they did, especially with Mortgage-backed paper and derivativ

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Mercatus Center

Which states are the most free and which the least? According to this report, NH, CO, and SD are the winners, and AZ places in the top 10 thanks to its gun laws, alcohol regulations and taxes, private- and home- school regulations...

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