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A First Amendment Framework for Effective Dialogue in the Classroom

As many Americans are preparing for their children to return to school review a constitutional framework that teaches students how to enter effective dialogue with their peers and understand their differences without fear or derision.
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The Next Battle Against Government Funding in Religious Schools?

An explanation on the legal and legislative strategies that might be used to oppose indirect government funding for private religious schools following two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
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The First Amendment, Black Liberation and You

Americans today who cherish and exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of state intrusion owe a debt of gratitude to the 14th Amendment — and by extension to the struggle for Black liberation.
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