Magna Carta: Crucial “building block” of law, freedom

Atticus Finch

With references to Harper Lee’s fictional attorney Atticus Finch, Judge Jerome Holmes illustrates the impact of the Magna Carta and notes the 800-year-old document’s link to the Bill of Rights.
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Revisiting, reexamining the news — with a free press purpose

Baltimore riots

The public furor and the televised flames that reached from Ferguson to Baltimore have faded – for now – from the headlines. For some, consideration of how the news of those events was reported remains very much in mind — an aspect of First Amendment freedoms we don’t often consider.
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Tattooed Jesus, yoga and the debate over school endorsement of religion

Inside the First Amendment

Legal battles over when and where to draw the church-state line on school endorsement of religion can be a nightmare for administrators, a headache for judges and a payday for lawyers.
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Government Surveillance Threatens First Amendment Freedoms

Government Surveillance

Mass governmental surveillance impacts First Amendment freedoms in profound ways, chilling speech and even thought.
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2015 Summer Class

A recap of the Summer 2015 orientation and multimedia training in Nashville, Tenn.
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2015 Summer Blog (Day 1)

Editor’s note: The orientation and multimedia training program for the Summer 2015 class of Chips Quinn Scholars was held at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., May 11-17. As
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2015 Summer Blog (Day 2)

Editor’s note: The orientation and multimedia training program for the Summer 2015 class of Chips Quinn Scholars was held at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., May 11-17. As
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2015 Summer Blog (Day 3)

Editor’s note: The orientation and multimedia training program for the Summer 2015 class of Chips Quinn Scholars was held at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., May 11-17. As
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2015 Summer Blog (Day 5)

Editor’s note: The orientation and multimedia training program for the Summer 2015 class of Chips Quinn Scholars was held at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., May 11-17. As
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2015 Summer Blog (Day 4)

Editor’s note: The orientation and multimedia training program for the Summer 2015 class of Chips Quinn Scholars was held at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., May 11-17. As
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