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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Violent Video Game Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the video game industry, saying states cannot ban the sale or rental of violent games to children because doing so would violate free speech rights. In its 7-2 decision Monday, the

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Westboro

Source: AlterNet – By Sarah Seltzer As much as we would all like to see the Westboro Baptist Church disappear from the face of the Earth, and never be heard from again, they do have a  first-amendment right to spew

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Feb 24, 1988: Supreme Court Defends Right to Satirize Public Figures

The U.S. Supreme Court votes 8-0 to overturn the $200,000 settlement awarded to the Reverend Jerry Falwell for his emotional distress at being parodied in Hustler, a pornographic magazine. In 1983, Hustler ran a piece parodying Falwell’s first sexual experience

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Feb 1, 1790: First Session of the U.S. Supreme Court

In the Royal Exchange Building on New York City’s Broad Street, the Supreme Court of the United States meets for the first time, with Chief Justice John Jay of New York presiding. The U.S. Supreme Court was established by Article

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