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First Five Newsletter: November 7, 2019

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Teacher led prayer in schools, “cancel culture,” Religious Freedom Center graduate intensive course and more.
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Teacher-led Prayer: Unconstitutional but Appropriate?

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Teachers should help students understand why religious freedom protections — like the prohibition against teacher-led prayer — benefit people of all religions and none.
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Freedom of Religion and Worshiping in Texas Prisons Brown v. Collier (2019)

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Muslim inmates who were previously allowed to participate in group worship under indirect supervision must now await volunteers to facilitate directly supervised religious gatherings.
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First Five Newsletter: October 31, 2019

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First Amendment poll, Facebook’s political ad policy, YouTube’s extremist content and more.
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How Not to Protect Religious Freedom: The Strange Case of the Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule on the Religious Exemption

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OFCCP’s proposed rule’s harmful and unnecessary expansion of the existing religious exemption for employers endangers the religious freedom and civil rights of employees across the nation.
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First Five Newsletter: October 24, 2019

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Facebook’s plan for the 2020 election, space in newspapers for political candidates deemed unconstitutional and more.
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Does the University of Illinois’ Title IX policy violate freedom of the press?

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A recent university investigation conducted reviews on the handling of sexual harassment complaints and if their Title IX policy violates the First Amendment.
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First Five Newsletter: October 17, 2019

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Facebook’s political advertisement policies, assaulting journalists a federal crime and more.
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From NBA to Trump to our ears and eyes, how free speech works

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Other nations may have rules or laws that in some fashion say they protect or really do protect freedom of speech, but none has quite the same strong constitutional protection that we have in the U.S.
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First Five Newsletter: October 10, 2019

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Honoring religious identity, National Newspaper Week, upcoming Religious Freedom Center programs and more
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