Student forced to wipe ashes off forehead in front of classmates | KTXS

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A fourth grade student said he was told by his teacher to wipe off the ashes that were on his forehead to mark Ash Wednesday. William McLeod attends school in Utah. He said that when he went to school on Wednesday, classmates asked about the ashes. “I said ‘I’m Catholic. It’s the first day of Lent,'” he said. It wasn’t long before a teacher approached him about the mark. “The teacher walked over and said like, ‘what is that? ‘ And I was like it’s Ash Wednesday and I’m Catholic. More »

Mom Says She Was Shocked Pole Vaulter Son’s Image Was Fraudulently Used to Get Media Mogul’s Child Into USC | Inside Edition

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Inside Edition spoke to Jancen Power’s mother about the college admissions scandal. More »

UPS sues operators of “United Pot Smokers” for TM infringement

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United Parcel Service is suing the operators of a self-described ‘non-profit’ medical marijuana collective, “United Pot Smokers”, for infringing its trademarks. More »

Does a 40-foot Latin cross honoring World War I veterans violate the Constitution? The Supreme Court will decide.

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Clarence Thomas Calls for Reconsidering Libel Standards As Supreme Court Rejects Cosby Case

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Facebook turns censorship eyes toward anti-vaccination crowd – Washington Times

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Company executives told Bloomberg News that they’re considering cutting from their pages any news that undercuts vaccinations — meaning, anyone who disagrees with the government about the need to vac More »

Lawsuit Challenges SEC Gag Order and Book Ban – Institute for Justice

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This press release and the lawsuit it announces are subject to a gag order imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prohibiting us from telling you the story of ████████, an American entrepreneur who, as he tells it, was the victim of an overzealous government investigation. Although the SEC agreed to settle his case… More »

Court hands victory to Christian cheerleaders who want Bible verses on football game banners | Courts | Dallas News

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Spotify takes down Alex Jones podcasts citing ‘hate content’ | Star Tribune

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The First Amendment and Criminal Libel Law – Reason.com

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I thought I’d serialize my forthcoming Penn Law Review article on Anti-Libel Injunctions; here is the section on criminal libel law — the article argues that anti-libel injunctions are like mini-criminal-libel laws. More »