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Flipping Off Police Officers Constitutional, Federal Court Affirms

WASHINGTON -- A police officer can't pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity."

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Woman may "Flip finger" w/ Xmas Lights says Judge

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.

A judge ruled in her favor Thursday.

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Judge issues temporary court order to allow Christmas light "birdie".

Louisiana woman in dispute with neighbors says F---you with Christmas light message. Police officer says it violates city obscenity statute... which doesn't exist. ACLU helps her in court. She's harassed by neighbors and police with other petty citations.

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Christmas in Prison

Katherine Olejnik and Matt Duran Have Not Been Charged with Any Crime, and Yet They Have Been Locked Up for Three Months and Counting.

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6 Out Of 10 Colleges and Universities Severely Restrict Free Speech.

The Foundation For Individual Rights In Education(FIRE) surveyed 409 schools and found 6 out of 10 maintain severely restrictive 'red-light' speech codes.

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Man charged over Facebook comments threatening to shoot kids

Free speech? Pfft! This kid says something stupid on Facebook and then winds up in jail with $100k bond. He's charged with "inducing panic". Really? Where's the riot?

"Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed."
--Anna Quindlen

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Nurse found dead after DJ prank call, Radio DJs removed from show

A nurse at the hospital that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday. The nurse "was recently the victim of a hoax call," King Edward VII Hospital said in a media statement. The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the prank call, in which some details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition and care were given.

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Christian Union Bans Women From Speaking At Meetings

A university's Christian society has banned women from speaking at events and teaching at meetings, unless they are accompanied by their husband, it has been revealed. An email sent out by president Matt Oliver to all BUCU members said: "It is ok for women to teach in any CU setting... However we understand that this is a difficult issue for some and so decided that women would not teach on their own at our weekly CU meetings, as the main speaker on our Bristol CU weekend away, or as our main speaker for mission weeks.

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Ohio man gets jail for mocking disabled girl

William Bailey of Canton will spend a month behind bars after he was caught on video making fun of the way a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy walks.

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How Free Speech Died on Campus

A young activist describes how universities became the most authoritarian institutions in America.
At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institution in America: the modern university—"a bizarre, parallel dimension," as Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, calls it.

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