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Lessons learned

First Amendment | School supports anti-gun protest, but not pro-life walkout
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 4/10/18, 07:33 pm

High school junior Brandon Gillespie learned Friday that administrators at his school would not accommodate a pro-life student walkout the same way they did an anti–gun violence demonstration last month.

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Whose money talks?

First Amendment | New report issues state free speech rankings based on political contribution laws
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 4/03/18, 02:00 pm

What political attributes do deep-red Alabama and deep-blue Oregon have in common?

Both states permit unlimited political campaign contributions by individuals, political parties, and political action committees (PACs). So do Nebraska, Utah, and Virginia. All five states share the top ranking in a first-of-its kind report by the Institute for Free Speech (IFS).

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The danger of teaching critical thinking

First Amendment | A teacher who asked tough questions about walkouts is suspended, but one student takes her challenge seriously
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 3/27/18, 03:06 pm

Brandon Gillespie, a junior at Rocklin High School in northern California, put his history teacher’s theory to the test last week. He asked his school’s principal if school administrators would provide the same accommodations for a pro-life demonstration as they did for a March 14 anti–gun violence student walkout.

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