Pledge of Allegiance

A federal court in Texas ruled that a former high school student may pursue her compelled speech claim against her sociology teacher who allegedly tried to force her to transcribe the Pledge of Allegiance and compared people who abstain from saying the pledge to “Soviet communists, supporters of Sharia, and people who condone pedophilia.” 

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Political T-Shirt

A student who claims he was required to wear a T-shirt with a state representative’s name on it while on a field trip to the Tennessee State Capitol in violation of his constitutional right not to engage in political speech may pursue his claims against the Wayne County School System, his high school principal and the representative, a federal court in the state ruled.

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Judge Blocks White House Bid for Online 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints

Trump administration rules that would have made it easier to pass blueprints for untraceable “ghost guns” online did not take effect Monday, thanks to a preliminary injunction from a federal judge who said the federal rules could impair states’ ability to prevent terrorist threats, assassinations and other violence.

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Not Funny

A woman who says she co-founded defendant Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic’s Mental Health Task Force claims it fired her after her son wrote a letter to the editor criticizing a brewery owned by the hospital’s CEO, for giving its beers names such as Personality Disorder Porter, Botched Lobotomy and Hopzophrenia, in Watonwan County Court, Minn.

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