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Freedom of the Press

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  • Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident

    Volunteer Baltimore County officer to remain suspended after video incident
    A volunteer Baltimore County police officer who was videotaped in February telling a citizen he had "lost" his right to free speech will remain with the program but cannot return to patrol duties, Police Chief Jim Johnson said Friday. The video of the...
  • Criminal wrongdoing and the CIA

    Too often "the law" is nothing more than prejudice embedded in jargon. So the Obama administration, in its attempt to hammer another national security leaker, is directly challenging the right of journalists to protect confidential sources....
  • Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones

    The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...
  • Britain's phone-hacking trial ends with just one conviction

    A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes...
  • Barbara Walters retired? Uhhh ... I don't think so!

    "I GAVE them hope!" remarked Barbara Walters, accepting the 21st First Amendment Award and speaking of the old days when she used to rise at 4 a.m. on West 57th Street to go work on "The Today Show." She has told this story before -- of how she...
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  • When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying

    When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying
    In more than a dozen states it can be a criminal offense to make a false statement about a candidate for public office. But such laws are unnecessary, and open to abuse. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that could be the first...
  • What about a woman's right to tune out?

    Anti-abortion activist Nancy Clark, of Worcester, Mass., estimated in court testimony that "only 1 woman in 100" entering an abortion clinic was willing to walk across the street to hear her out after passage of a state law in 2007 that placed her and her...
  • Supreme Court on unions: Could have been worse, but still not good

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could have ridden to the rescue of public employee unions in Harris vs. Quinn, the important labor rights case the Court decided Monday, as some scholars thought he might. But he didn't.   In a 1991 case, Scalia...
  • Missing Detroit boy was found crouching in his family's basement

    A 12-year-old Detroit boy who had been missing since June 14 was released from a hospital Thursday, one day after police discovered him in his family's basement hidden by a makeshift barricade. Charlie Bothuell V was found on Wednesday when police...