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Baby Jesus Wasn’t a Patriotic American

Religious communities should be concerned when public officials, including those in the White House, use religious holidays like Christmas to stoke nationalist sentiments among their Twitter followers.
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Theatre Feature
What a Phrase: “Falsely Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Theatre”

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr produced one of the most-often quoted phrases from First Amendment jurisprudence that has transcended the Supreme Court reports into the normal cultural sphere, the “‘Fire’ in a theatre” language.
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Bill of Rights Day Feature
’Tis the Season for Celebrating Freedom

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15 by breaking the cycle of ignorance and misinformation that threatens our five fundamental freedoms.
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