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Saturday, August 2, 2014

First Amendment

Local Libertarians claim victory in court battle

A U.S. Federal judge has ruled in favor of a group of Oxonions who filed a suit in 2011 claiming the Mississippi Secretary of State requirements for fully regulated political committees. (October 2, 2013, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jeff Justis expresses his concern abut some of the proposals introduced in the state Legislature as well as other issues, and writes that he’s glad to see similar views expressed by other letter-writers. (February 27, 2013, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      David Smith writes to take issue with a recent guest column about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, saying that court decisions make it possible to follow a document that was written hundreds of years ago. (February 21, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        D.W. Steel writes about House Bill 2633, which deals with school prayer, and urges the Legislature to leave things as they are by not passing the bill. (February 18, 2013, Page 4)

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          Campaign finance laws challenged

          Five Lafayette County residents have filed a First Amendment lawsuit Thursday against state officials challenging campaign finance laws. (October 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Art’s message also important

            Sometimes things get lost in translation, and staff writer Melanie Addington writes that is what happened this week with the controversy over the “Scratch and Sniff” art showing in Oxford. Addington talks about the purpose and message of the actual art and how it was overlooked because of all of the talk about where the show would be held. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Campaign signs sprouting up all around Oxford

              Inside the city limits of Oxford, campaign signs are not allowed in the right of way. However, in Lafayette County, as long as the signs are not permanently installed into the ground, they can be in the right of way, as long as they are not blocking line of sight for traffic. (June 28, 2011, Page 1)

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                Celebrate Madison, but also FOI pioneers, heroes

                Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, a journalism professor at Ole Miss and the executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes about National Freedom of Information Day, founding father James Madison and the importance of freedom of the press as part of celebrating Sunshine Week. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                  9/11, books and the First Amendment

                  With the on-again, off-again plans of a Florida preacher to burn copies of the Quran in the news, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at issues involving the First Amendment and protection of freedom of speech. There’s a fine line that can be crossed when speech or actions become threats and dangerous to others, and there are many that feel this situation fits the bill. (September 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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