Freedom of speech

State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid

State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid
After 300 Missouri religious leaders interrupted House proceedings — 23 of whom were peaceably arrested — their voice was heard in its cry for Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Rep. Myron Neth didn't like their tone, and now pins its failed expansion on the protesters' lack of decorum.
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Colorado AG Cites 'Religious Freedom,' Joins Anti-Obamacare Birth Control Case

Colorado AG Cites 'Religious Freedom,' Joins Anti-Obamacare Birth Control Case
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, citing the Constitution's 'religious freedom' clause, joined 20 other state prosecutors opposing the birth-control mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Religious zealotry trumps good policy, it seems.
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Student Denied Right to Participate in National Day of Silence at FL High School

Student Denied Right to Participate in National Day of Silence at FL High School
Lambda Legal argues that the DeSoto County Board of Education violated the First Amendment and well settled legal precedent supporting students' free speech. Based on what happened last year and because she was told again that she could not participate this year, Lambda Legal has asked the court to issue an injunction prohibiting the school from further interference.
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Enough Room to Offer Donations for Jesus and Muhammad

You may have missed it, but a harmless joke from Jamie Foxx - a reference to Barack Obama as "our Lord and savior" - has stirred up the predictable sectors of the outrage machine. I almost missed it, until Todd Akin's campaign reached out to its fundraising list and reminded me of its existence.
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