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Danish Cartoonist Attacked During Free Speech Lecture for Exercising Free Speech

May 13, 2010
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Danish Cartoonist Attacked During Free Speech Lecture for Exercising Free Speech

By Alex Goldman Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist whose depictions of Muhammad have made him the target of threats and an alleged assassination plot, was attacked on Tuesday during a speaking engagement at Stockholm's Uppsala University. Police used pepper spray and batons on protesters as they escorted Vilks from the lecture hall. Vilks, who was…

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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan and The First Amendment

May 12, 2010
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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan and The First Amendment

By Alex Goldman On Monday, Barack Obama selected Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General of the United States, as his Supreme Court nominee to fill the seat on the court left vacant by departing justice John Paul Stevens. While the media has released a torrent of analysis about everything from her educational background to her personal…

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