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Mary Ann Hogan
Appreciation: Former CQS Coach Mary Ann Hogan, 1951-2019

An appreciation of Mary Ann Hogan and the impression she made on the lives and careers of the Chips Quinn Scholars she coached from 1997 to 2012.
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Arresting a Person for Profanity Often Violates the First Amendment

A three-judge panel affirmed in its decision that the key to the case is individuals often have a First Amendment right to utter profanity — even directed at police officers.
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Julian Assange
New Assange Charges Raise Two First Amendment Alarms

We know journalism when we see, read or hear it, not when a government official tells us.
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